Father-in-law in Mahaicony murder for court today

first_imgDays after confessing to detectives that he dealt his son-in-law a fatal blow to the head, a Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara (ECD) man is expected to appear before the Mahaicony Magistrate’s Court some time today, charged with the capital offence of murder.This is following legal advice obtained on Wednesday to charge the suspect.Twenty-three-year-old Muneshwar Bisnauth, of Airy Hall, Mahaicony, was found dead at his in-laws’ Lot 20 Dundee, Mahaicony residence on Sunday. It wasDead: Muneshwar Bisnauthreported that the father of one was reportedly imbibing with his 16-year-old wife and her parents when an argument ensued. Shortly after, the fisherman’s lifeless body was discovered lying in the yard, with a gaping wound to the head.Initially, Bisnauth’s wife and mother-in-law told the Police that he fell and hit his head in the yard. However, their story did not add up and as such, the two females, along with the suspect, were taken into custody for further questioning.The following evening, the father-in-law confessed to murder during an interrogation by detectives. The suspect allegedly told Police that he dealt one blow to the man’s head with a piece of wood during an argument.A post-mortem examination, conducted on Wednesday morning, confirmed that Bisnauth died as a result of haemorrhage in the brain and blunt trauma to the head. According to State Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh, the injuries were consistent with a lash to the head.Meanwhile, the suspect had also confessed to instructing his relatives to “wash down” the blood before they called the dead man’s relatives to inform them of his death.<<>> understands that the wife and mother-in-law of the now dead man were released from custody on Wednesday.Relatives of the now dead man claimed that the suspect always fought with Bisnauth, since he did not approve of his daughter eloping with the young fisherman.last_img read more

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Bird Society complains of being sidetracked

first_img…as Govt hires private inspectors for coastlinePresident of the Guyana Amazon Tropical Bird Society, Andy Narine is now lambasting Government for the part it is currently playing in the non-function of his organisation which has been protecting resident birds in Guyana for the past 18 years.Guyana’s coastline is a corridor for millions of migrant birds coming down from North America during the months of October to March each year.Guyana Times understands that to prevent these birds from mingling with Guyana’s resident birds which could result in a major health crisis like the spread of bird flu, inspectors would have to provide coastal preservation by monitoring these migrant birds.According to Narine, since 2004, the bird society has been monitoring these birds that would usually inhabit areas along Guyana’s coastlines, that is, some 265 miles of coastlines and riverain areas where public residents also inhabit.Due to this fact, Narine is questioning the motive for hiring foreign inspectors thus sidetracking the society which has been protecting any major crisis from occurring.“We have been monitoring all these birds across Guyana for bird flu, we have been doing all the groundwork as a bird society in Guyana looking out for the health, wealth and safety for birds seeing how we could preserve it…” Narine said.Further, “If an infection was to break out, our population would go, terrible story would happen. They are disturbing our coastline, if these birds were to come inland and intermingle with our birds where they could transfer infection to resident birds where Guyanese take those birds for commercial and recreational exercise and nobody is saying anything about it”.Narine told Guyana Times that presently, oil giant, ExxonMobil which is drilling for oil offshore Guyana is using personal surveyors not affiliated with the national interest to monitor the coastlines.As such, the society Head is questioning the reasons for Government allowing private people to do national surveys when his society has been effective.He is questioning whether the Government is putting every measure in place to ensure that Guyanese are safe in case of a crisis on Guyana’s coastline.Narine is calling for an urgent meeting with the Government to discuss the issue. Calls made to the Business Minister for a comment on the matter proved futile.last_img read more

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Gilliland makes good before returning home

first_img Four of the last six Craftsman Truck Series wins belong to Team ASE teammates Ted Musgrave and Todd Bodine. Musgrave fashioned a three-race win streak from 2001-03 with Bodine ending the run in 2004. Steve Park and Mark Martin have taken the checkered flag since. “The win was special for the team and special to me because we were all getting our first win in the truck series, and to get it, I beat a guy that was a huge name in the series,” Bodine said. “Ted and I were racing against each other and it was a good race.” Musgrave’s average finish in six races at Fontana is 2.2, finishing no lower than fifth place. “As fate kind of played out, Todd and I are now teammates at that same team,” Musgrave said. “We obviously both run well at California, so we’ll want both of the Germain Racing Toyota Tundras running up front in the San Bernardino County 200.” There’s a reason for Musgrave’s success. “California Speedway is kind of one of my favorite tracks,” Musgrave said. “There’s great racing, lots of strategy, drafting, fuel mileage challenges, pit strategy … the racing is definitely two grooves, maybe three grooves – it has all the elements a driver loves to have.” PIT NOTES David Boreanaz, currently featured on the Fox show “Bones” and best known for his role on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and his own series “Angel”, will serve as an honorary race official for Saturday’s Busch Series Stater Bros. 300. … Mark Martin’s pit crew earned the Checkers/Rally’s Double Drive-Thru Challenge win at Daytona. It was the second consecutive pit crew challenge win for the Army crew, which claimed top honors in the 2006 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. … A free concert by Fontana’s own Sammy Hagar is the main attraction for Thursday night’s Fontana Racefest at the Speedway. The event will start at 5 p.m. at the San Bernardino County FanZone and more than 20 drivers will sign autographs. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “On Monday morning, I was a lot more upbeat after taking a step back. This is a great position to be in heading to California. The team feels upbeat.” And so do his supporters. “We got a ton of phone calls from family and friends while we were in Daytona after winning the pole so I’m excited to come home and see everyone,” Gilliland said. “Most of our friends and our family still live in this area so it’s great to come back and get to see everyone. These are the people that helped me reach this point in my career so it’s going to be a lot of fun to come home and really spend some time with them this weekend.” SOLID TEAM At first, the former Chino Hills resident was disappointed. “As a driver, you really have tunnel vision and you cannot see the big picture,” Gilliland said. “I really thought we had a shot at the end to win but after you watch the replay of the wreck on the last lap, I saw the hole close in front of me and I realized we were really lucky to make it across the finish line in the top 10. center_img FONTANA – It’s homecoming week for David Gilliland, whose first exposure to California Speedway was as a teenage crew chief for his father Butch’s Ford car in the Winston West Series. Gilliland was at the track a year ago, trying to make the Busch Series Stater Bros. 300 for car owner Clay Andrews. This year, he’s in the M&M’s-sponsored Ford owned by Robert Yates Racing, and fresh off an eighth-place finish in last Sunday’s Daytona 500. last_img read more

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Council OKs master plan for L.A. River

first_imgThe city covered some of the cost of that study with its master plan, which addresses some of those questions. The master plan was expected to be approved by the City Council with nothing but accolades. But at the last minute, Councilman Richard Alarc n threatened to vote against it because it did not address tributaries in Pacoima and Sun Valley that flow into the L.A. River. “In the San Fernando Valley, it goes through all the rich communities and I’m tired of the same old governmental treatment of tax dollars going into a general pool, paid for by people in Pacoima, and yet they’re not getting their due out of this project,” Alarc n said. But other council members said the city would have needed millions more dollars and many more years to include all tributaries in the L.A. River master plan. “The proper way to do this is for you to come forward with your vision of what you want us to do,” Smith said to Alarc n, “rather than try and impede what Mr. Reyes has been trying to do for the last six years here.” kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! City Engineer Gary Lee Moore said he is now developing a one-year implementation plan to carry out the most immediate recommendations. City planners will begin holding public workshops in July to create a new district along the river that would require new residential and commercial projects to incorporate the river and public walkways into their plans. For example, projects may have more native landscaping, grassy patches to filter urban runoff before it hits the river, and doors or entrances that face the waterway. In addition, Moore said he hopes to create a joint powers agreement and Los Angeles River Authority within a year. The agreement would bring together federal, county and city agencies that all have some jurisdiction over the river but don’t always work together. Meanwhile, the city is waiting for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete a $7.3 million study on how to return the river to a more natural environment without compromising flood control. The Los Angeles City Council approved a master plan Wednesday that calls for new development, parks and recreation facilities along 32 miles of riverfront property from Canoga Park to Boyle Heights. Designed as a 25- to 50-year blueprint that could cost $2 billion to complete, the L.A. River Revitalization Master Plan aims to clean up the water inside the river and redevelop the communities on its banks. “With this master plan, we’re giving the city a full face-lift with improved natural habitat, water quality, recreation and economic development. All those communities that historically have been neglected will have an opportunity to be rejuvenated,” said Councilman Ed Reyes, who heads the council’s Los Angeles River Ad Hoc Committee. Reyes led the effort to develop the master plan at a cost of about $3 million. last_img read more

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WHY DONEGAL SINGER HAS A VOICE LIKE CHOCOLATE!

first_imgA Donegal singer is tasting sweet success after being chosen to be the face and sound of chocolate bar Galaxy.ChaneleChanele McGuinness will be the star of the new TV advert for the company’s new Duet chocolate bar.Unsigned singer Chanele, 22, who is from Ballyshannon, is certain to hit all the right notes with the upcoming exposure. Click on the video below to see Chanele singing on the soundtrack to the new TV advert.WHY DONEGAL SINGER HAS A VOICE LIKE CHOCOLATE! was last modified: September 26th, 2015 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:BallyshannonChaneledonegalGalaxysingerlast_img read more

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Date set for Youth Council Showcase Event

first_imgThe Donegal Youth Council of 2014-2016 are inviting members of the public to their Showcase Celebration Event. The event will be held on Saturday, September 3rd at 5pm at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny.You can RSVP by emailing youthcouncil@donegalyouthservice.ie Donegal Youth Council is a group of 36 people between the ages of 12 and 18 who strive to improve the lives of people in Donegal by tackling issues faced by the public every day and running various different events.Representing five different electoral areas, they are ambassadors for the youth of Donegal.For more on Donegal’s Youth Council you can visit their Facebook page. Date set for Youth Council Showcase Event was last modified: July 26th, 2016 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:Donegal County CouncilDonegal Youth Councillast_img read more

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DDTV: HOOPY NEW YEAR FOR CELTIC – WATCH LEDLEY’S WINNING GOAL AGAINST RANGERS

first_imgTHE ferries might be a bit slower because of the high winds, but the road home to Donegal tonight for the county’s legions of Celtic fans is a happy one after the 1-0 win over Rangers. So for all of them – and Hoops fans everywhere – here’s Joe Ledley’s goal again.Not bad for a 5′ 5″ footballer.Click to play>   DDTV: HOOPY NEW YEAR FOR CELTIC – WATCH LEDLEY’S WINNING GOAL AGAINST RANGERS was last modified: December 29th, 2011 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:Celticceltic 1 rangers 0DDTVRangersvideo of joe ledley goallast_img read more

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WOW! MORE OF YOUR INCREDIBLE PICTURES OF DONEGAL’S HEATWAVE!

first_img  Below: A photo of Gertie the goat, sunbathing in Craicna, Culdaff, this afternoon. Pic by Linda Karunaratne  JOHN McColgan meanwhile was in beautiful Buncrana below:  Anne Murray from Inver took the picture below of Roisin at Fintra beach. Gerard McGee sent this stunning picture of Magheraroarty beach at sunset. WOW! MORE OF YOUR INCREDIBLE PICTURES OF DONEGAL’S HEATWAVE! was last modified: March 28th, 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:donegal sunshinedonegal weatherdonegaldaily.comWOW! MORE OF YOUR INCREDIBLE PICTURES OF DONEGAL’S HEATWAVE! You have been sending in more incredible pictures of Donegal basking in the wonderful sunshine.These incredible pictures above and below were taken in Kilcar and sent in by Kilcar reader Charlie O Dónaill.They’re simply superb. last_img read more

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NELLIE’S BOOK TO HIT SHELVES THIS WEEKEND

first_imgA book and CD as Gaeilge for children ‘Ní thuigimse daoine fásta’ (I Don’t Understand Grown-ups) is to be launched in Teach Jack, Glassagh, Gaoth Dobhair on Saturday. It is a collection of poems and verses written by local former school teacher Nellie Nic Giolla Bhríde. She taught in Scoil Chonaill, Bunbeg. Her son Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde, writer, has arranged the poems . Seven local children, including four of Nellie’s grandchildren are to be heard on the accompanying CD.Some of the music on the CD is by Nellie’s son, seannós singer Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde.The book contains translations in English of some of the verses and is illustrated by Dara McGee while the book was designed by Sinéad Ní Chadhain.Éabhlóid are the publishers- the book and CD will be launched in Teach Jack at 5 on the 20th april by Irish language lecturer and author Art Hughes. – Eoghan starred in and worked on the feature film ‘Silence’ and he has also published several Irish language books for children and adults. NELLIE’S BOOK TO HIT SHELVES THIS WEEKEND was last modified: April 17th, 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:book launchGlassaghTeach Jacklast_img read more

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‘THIS IS NO TIME FOR GAMES AT OUR COUNCIL’ – McBREARTY

first_imgCllr Frank McBreartyIndependent Cllr Frank McBrearty Jnr calls on the 29 members of DCC to protect the people of Donegal at local level by passing their annual budget for 2014By Cllr Frank McBrearty:I would like to explain to the people who elected me to Donegal County Council of the decision I am making today to support the budget for 2014. When I was elected I promised to stand up for the people and help them in any way possible in my role as a Cllr. I have never promised anybody that I could get something done for them but what I did say was that I would try my very best.When the property tax was introduced I was truthful in saying that although I agreed that some sort of household tax should be brought in, I also said that we should get some sort of service for our money and that certain people should be exempt from paying it and that there should have been a system put in place to make it easier for people to pay it at an affordable weekly rate.The advice I gave to anybody that came to my door about paying it was that they were the ones that should make that decision but that due to the deal that was made when Troika entered Ireland and started making the rules, we would all have to pay and we would be penalized if we didn’t. Certain parties and independents gave the wrong advice to people and have left them now owing more than they did.As a Cllr we are there to serve the people at local level and make the right decisions and unfortunately sometimes that can be difficult. One of those decisions is to be able to pass a yearly budget with the resources that are given to us. Every year we have disagreements but we always get there in the end, as it is the right thing to do. A lot of community groups depend on us and for me they will be the biggest losers in all of this. There will be nobody to put the arguments forward if you need help from the council with a whole range of services.To me, voting against this budget is irresponsible as we are letting somebody from Dublin come down to Donegal and make the decisions for us. It will be just like the night Troika set foot in Dublin and started running Ireland. Do I agree with the deal that has been made by the Government with Irish Water? No I don’t but that deal has been done and yes I agree it was rushed through the Dail but that was nothing to do with me or any of the other Cllr’s on Donegal County Council. We do not have the power to change that and voting against the budget will not achieve anything other than taking the decisions away from us on how to run Donegal.I am calling for Sinn Fein, Fianna Fail and Ind Cllr John Campbell to support the budget today. In June 2009 the people of Donegal gave 29 newly elected members of Donegal County Council a mandate to represent the people of the county at local Level. Donegal was denied its full representation at National level by the previous Government and in 2010 the then, Senator Pearse Doherty took a historic challenge to the High Court to force them to hold the Donegal South west By election and where he went on to win a seat which ensured that the people of Donegal had their right to representation at National level in our National Parliament.I am somewhat at a loss to the attitude of the parties named above that ran candidates in that By Election that they would prefer that the 29 members of the Council would lose their mandate given to them by the people to representation at local level. The consequences of Donegal County Council not passing their budget today will have serious implications for the people of the county who will no longer have the right to representation at Local level.Cllr Frank McBrearty ‘THIS IS NO TIME FOR GAMES AT OUR COUNCIL’ – McBREARTY was last modified: January 13th, 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)last_img read more

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