Homeless man jailed

first_imgA homeless man on Friday appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Annette Singh to answer to simple larceny.Mahase Sarjoo told the court he has no fixed place of abode, and pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that between April 12 and 13 at Cowan Street, Kingston, Georgetown, he broke and entered a building belonging to St John’s Association and stole therefrom two blankets, three stand fans, six drinking glasses, one TEX gas cylinder and a percolator, all valued at ,000.Police Prosecutor Michael Grant told the court that at around 09:00h, Edghill (only name given) a security guard at the building, while making his regular checks around the building discovered that the building had been broken into.The defendant was seen in the compound with a bulky bag on his back and the gas bottle in his hand, police were summoned and the defendant was taken to the Brickdam Police Station.Magistrate Singh sentenced him to six months imprisonment.Meanwhile in another matter, a Zeeburg, West Coast Demerara man was refused bail by Magistrate Singh on a theft charge.Vishal Jose on April 13, at Alexander Village stole from Hiralall Ramgopaul ,000 in cash.The prosecution revealed that at about 13:00h Ramgopaul was at the Houston Fishery seeking employment, when he contacted the defendant who was seated on a boat to enquire the whereabouts of his boss.According to Prosecutor Grant, the boss was not around at the time but the defendant opted to take Ramgopaul to him when he pushed his hands in the virtual complainant’s pocket, stole his money, and tried to escape.An alarm was raised, and public spirited persons give chase and caught the defendant and handed him over to the Ruimveldt Police station.Jose pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to six months imprisonment.last_img read more

Blueberry Hill residents slam RDC for deplorable drainage

first_imgResidents of Blueberry Hill, Wismar, Linden, who recently protested against substandard work on one of the community’s mainA drain in the community filled with sandthoroughfares, have also slammed the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) for the deplorable condition of several drains.In many instances, this newspaper observed that the drains, which residents claimed were not properly constructed, contained stagnant water or overgrown vegetation. According to community members, the drains have been in a terrible state for years without any intervention from local authorities.While some have pointed to the failure on the part of contractors to carry out such projects effectively, others believe the onus is on the RDC to ensure they are done according to specifications. Speaking on one of the faulty drains, resident Lisa James said those living in the area were now suffering as a result of the defects.“They do a bundle of stupidness. Now the residents living with that drain that they put deh. A set of mosquitoes living in the water. Now you know what they does say? Is we the residents sit down and accept it. Now they got to give we what we need,” she said.FloodingSeveral other residents complained of flooding in their homes and yards during inclement weather, and blamed the poorly constructed drains coupled with the topographic nature of the Blueberry Hill area.According to them, if there are consultations with residents before such projects are carried out, there might be better outcomes. A resident said she was happy recently to see a drain being constructed in her street, but it only made matters worse as her home continued to be flooded, despite the drains being cleared.“If the relevant people can come and meet with the people in the community, that is what we want, because we are affected and only we can say what goes on. If anyone come, we would be able to say well this is what affecting we. If you come and sit with the people, discuss how we’re being affected or tell us what you plan to do, we could probably say to you what could work. They never come and sit with the people. They just coming and do as they feel,” a resident noted.Just last week, residents took to the streets in protest and blocked one of the main thoroughfares on account of what they described as substandard work by contractors. They said they were “fed up of being treated poorly” in terms of community infrastructure. (Utamu Belle)last_img read more

Manchester United are ‘well beatable’ , claims Derby coach ahead of FA Cup clash

first_imgDerby County are confident they can pull off an FA Cup upset against Manchester United.United have won just three of their last 13 games in all competitions and all the talk in the build-up to Friday night’s game at the iPro Stadium has been centred on Louis van Gaal’s future.The Rams are now hoping to heap more misery on Van Gaal and, according to assistant coach Kevin Phillips, they are well capable of beating the Premier League giants.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Phillips said: “What a fantastic game for the players, live on TV in the best cup competition in the world.“I know the players are looking forward to it having worked with them since Monday night.“If we get the selection right and the performance right then as we have seen this season with the troubles Manchester United are having, they are well beatable.“But they have still got great players and we will have to be on top of our game.”talkSPORT has live and exclusive national radio coverage of Derby County v Manchester United  on Friday night, kick-off 19:55last_img read more


first_imgDear Supporter All this publicity about charity chief top ups is damaging. I’m writing this letter to clarify where the money donated to Jack & Jill goes and to urge supporters to stick with us, especially for those Christmas donations which we depend on to fund our home nursing care model into 2014.  While the Jack & Jill Foundation receives €519,00 which is 19% of the €2.7 million we need every year from the HSE, it is the general public that funds Jack & Jill. The money you donate funds intensive home nursing care for children with life limiting conditions from birth to 4 years old, as well as end of life care for children sent home to die. Our home nursing care model, that has supported 1,700 children since 1997, is nine times less expensive than hospital care, thus saving the State and the taxpayer millions every year. So the Jack & Jill Foundation funds the HSE and not the other way around. Having said that, we are very thankful for and depend on our HSE grant which covers the cost of our fundraising division in terms of accounts, HR, IT and our fundraising team, including my own salary as CEO and Chief Fundraiser. That means that money donated by our supporters goes directly to fund home nursing for the 300 children under our wing, including the salaries of 11 liaison nurses across the country and the funding of up to 64 hours per month per family.  As CEO, my salary is just under €90,000 today and I’ve been very open about that. For the first 6 years of running Jack & Jill I did not draw a salary for this busy role which is 7 days a week. I can assure you that I get no top up payments, no bonus, no pension. My salary is justified on the basis that since 1997 we have supported 1,700 children with home nursing care and raised €47 million privately while we’ve received only €4.5 million from the HSE. So my salary as a percentage of the fundraising I’ve done is less than 2%. I also want to remind our supporters of the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the Jack & Jill home nursing care model. I am very proud to say that we have one of the best qualified teams of paediatric nurses in the country. They give practical advice on caring for the child, really listen to the family and make representations on their behalf to the government and HSE. Families call this service the “gift of time”. Time to do the normal things that we all take for granted, like sleeping, working, shopping or taking the healthy children to the park in the knowledge that their sick child is well cared for at home. Furthermore, our end of life care model has no waiting list. Nursing is provided in the home within 24 hours, once the decision by the parents is made to take their child home to die. We listen to and help co-ordinate parents’ wishes at the time of the child’s death, liaising with expert counsellors. We cover 26 counties and are one of the only out of hour paediatric services providing hands on care in the home, funding up to 64 hours per month per family. The bottom line is that without the generosity of the General Public we would not exist. We also rely on the generosity of our network of volunteers who give their time free and our corporate partners. We work hard for every cent we raise, and we make every cent count, with every €16 raised funding one hour of home nursing care. On behalf of the families we support, we thank you for your continued support which keeps us going. Yours sincerely  Jonathan Irwin, CEO and Founder, Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation VIEWPOINT: AN OPEN LETTER FROM THE JACK AND JILL FOUNDATION was last modified: December 1st, 2013 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:VIEWPOINT: AN OPEN LETTER FROM THE JACK AND JILL FOUNDATIONlast_img read more


first_imgTROUBLE AT THE COURTHOUSE – JARLA’S VIEW! was last modified: October 31st, 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:cartoonJarla’s ViewLetterkenny courthouselast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL stars Karl Lacey and Neil Gallagher are said to be fine after picking up injuries as their sides went head to head at the weekend.Four Masters player Karl Lacey left the game in the 41st minute of the All-County League Division One clash.County team-mate Gallagher was taken off by the Glenswilly management ten minutes later. Lacey suffered a hamstring strain – while Gallagher had an ankle injury.However both players are said to be fine after the match and will be ready for the All-Ireland final.Four Masters won the match 2-11 to 1-09, with Donegal captain Michael Murphy missing a penalty in the clash in Donegal Town.  GAA: COUNTY STARS FINE AFTER CLUB MATCH INJURIES was last modified: September 3rd, 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)last_img read more

Thursday Tips with Pello: Top hair trends for Autumn/Winter 2017

first_imgIn Pello’s first column on Donegal Daily, Tina McBride presents tips for the best Hair Trends this Autumn/Winter 2017.Pello Hairdressing teamAutumn… the perfect time for an A/W style shake up, from your wardrobe to your hair – the colder, cosy days call for richer, warmer colours and textures! In Pello Hairdressing Letterkenny, we specialise in colour and use Aveda products to achieve our on-trend looks – so grab a cuppa,  relax and check out our five Pello Hair Trends & Tips for some Autumnal inspiration! #1 Thicker Texture Who doesn’t want more oomph and texture in their hair?! We’ve been loving the Aveda Thickening Tonic (part of the tonics collection – a firm, Pello fave) to achieve instant volume, yup – just a spritz or two, and in  a few seconds you can add a thicker look to your mane!  We are not all blessed with thick, volume in our hair but it’s achievable with some tricks and the right products.INSTANTLY THICKER HAIR WITH OUR AVEDA THICKENING TONIC Another fab way to achieve thicker, fuller hair is with our Invati by Aveda. This is our go-to solution here at Pello Hairdressing for thinning hair. This naturally derived 3-step system exfoliates, thickens, and activates the scalp to grow hair more fully. It magically removes build up that clogs pores and promoted a nice healthy scalp  thus as a result promotes growth.This magical tri reduces hair loss by 33%  reduces breakage and prevents you loosing the hair you have.‘’ THICKER FULLER HAIR IS MORE THAN JUST AN OUTWARD TRANSFORMATION ‘’#2 Rose Gold HairThis shade is not just reserved to jewellery, iphones and homeware,  #rosegoldhair has been taking over our news feeds with bloggers and ‘it girls’ sporting this unique hair colour!It first burst onto the scene in 2016 but it’s  definitely a trend that’s  here to stay for 2017.  Rose gold is a gorgeous coppery red tone with hints of gold and pinky rose making for a daring take on balayage and a more subtle version of the bright bold pinks we’d seen during #Pinktober!#3 Balayage Autumn Reds Balayage is a more than a passing trend, it’s here to stay and still very much loved! Our Pello team recently had a wonderful training experience ’Beyond Balayage’ where they honed their skills further! Balayage is a technique that gets its name from the French word for “to paint” or “to sweep,” involves stylists free-handing colour application, letting the colour soak all the way through focusing on the ends. The result is a deeply personalized and natural-looking colour — the perfect way to brighten up your Autumn look. Stylists and guests love the technique for its soft and natural effect, which is perfect for that transition when your hair starts to grow out and so, requires less maintenance than other methods!#4 An Injection of Moisture Glossy, healthy hair is the order of the day after the Summer. We have an incredible hair Smoothing Treatment, a hair smoothing system that delivers smooth frizz- free hair that lasts up to, wait for it… 100 days! Top it off with a deep rich Autumnal Aveda colour and be prepared to marvel at the shine and condition after our exclusive treatments.Pello guest pictured below, after her Kebelo treatment. #5  Softer Textured WavesThe very fixed, curls are falling by the wayside replaced by a softer more relaxed movement, nothing structured so it looks more effortless.Not so much “waves ” but more “movement ” defined without looking too ‘done’ – we use another little miracle in a bottle, the texture tonic to achieve this effortless almost beachy waves to bring ‘boho’ hair into the Autumn.This sassy sugar and salt combo is amazing. Change up your curly blowdry in Pello by requesting some softer texture!So if you looking for some expert advice on how to change up your colour this Autumn pop in and see us for your COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION. All OUR AVEDA artists have their colour mixing palettes at the ready ……All OUR colours are up to 96% naturally derived No petroleum No parabens No Petrochemicals Not tested on animalsStudents, remember that we have 10% off Mon – Thurs in Pello *selected stylists. Check back to Donegal Daily fortnightly on Thursday to read Tina’s column! Got a question for Tina? Email her at pello198@gmail.com or message Pello Hairdressing on Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/pello.hairTo book your appointment at Pello log onto www.pello.ie or call (074) 911 3589Visit: Pello at the Letterkenny Shopping Centre, Co. DonegalImage Credits: Aveda/ Aveda UK.Pello Hairdressing. Thursday Tips with Pello: Top hair trends for Autumn/Winter 2017 was last modified: December 1st, 2017 by Pello HairdressingShare 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:Autumnavedahair colourhair trendspello hairdressinglast_img read more

Your Mind Can Space Out, But Your Body Belongs on Earth

first_img(Visited 92 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Through the imagination, we can soar through distant galaxies. Sooner or later, physical reality hits home.Amazing, isn’t it, that space travelers in the movies can walk normally and breathe the air no matter what planet they land on. It may save money for Hollywood, but is it realistic? A couple of articles suggest otherwise. For better or worse, we humans are stuck here.Fried BrainsNew Scientist explores the topic that “Space travel’s mental health toll could endanger long missions.” Human beings have pretty good experience with low earth orbit. Peggy Whitson just broke the spacewalking record, exceeding a cumulative 50 hours in a spacesuit outside the space station. The longest continuous space flight so far is 437 days. But when it comes to living for years in a tin can aimed for Mars or other distant worlds in Star Trek mode, mission designers hit the wall of physical realism:“Two of the most critical issues are the radiation exposure beyond low Earth orbit and the psychosocial effects of confinement and isolation,” says Carol Scott-Conner at the University of Iowa, chair of the committee behind the report. She calls them “potential showstoppers” that could cause missions to fail.One rogue crew member losing his marbles could ruin the mission. Dead astronauts drifting forever in space doesn’t make for a good movie plot.Astronauts bound for distant destinations would share a small space with a few fellow crew members, and would be away from friends and family for years. They are also likely to be working hard, with their sleep patterns disrupted, and will lack real-time communication with Earth, all of which could affect mental and physical health.The human body is used to sunrises, sunsets, seasons, and other circadian rhythms. Humans can adapt for periods of time; astronauts do sleep in weightlessness apparently well. But would the body and brain adjust to years of absence from the familiar cues of light and temperature?Another problem is that nobody knows the cumulative effects when the risks are added together. “Isolation, radiation and other dangers could interact to pose a major risk to mental and physical health on long space missions, according to the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.” We must remember that Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner were always safe in a Hollywood studio on terra firma during their long treks of the imagination.Gravity of the matter On Space.com, UCLA bioengineering student Andy Tay raises another problem: “Life on Earth is Used to Gravity — So What Happens to Our Cells in Space?” We know from decades of astronautics that life of many kinds can operate in space fairly well. Astronauts like Sunita Williams in this tour of the space station seem fit and happy after months up there.The aftereffects on the human body, however, are not trivial; we’ve seen astronauts hardly able to stand up when emerging from a space capsule. Bodies become elongated and lose muscle mass. Tay says, “Our cells have evolved to deal with forces in a world characterized by gravity; if they’re suddenly liberated from gravity’s effects, things start getting strange.” Problems reach all the way down to the level of sub-cellular organelles and molecules:Without gravity, the forces acting on mechano-sensitive ion channels are imbalanced, causing abnormal movements of ions. Ions regulate many cellular activities; if they’re not going where they should when they should, the work of the cells goes haywire. Protein synthesis and cellular metabolism are disrupted.Tay lists several known problems with long absences from earth gravity: (1) blood pools in the brain, creating pressure that leads to cognitive problems; (2) bone and muscle atrophies, leading to a 1% loss per month even with strenuous exercise; (3) the immune system becomes compromised, leading to easier infections. Some of these can be mitigated by exercise, supplements and sterilization, but “So fare there’s no quick-fix substitute for gravity,” the article says.We know from the movies that rotating space stations can create artificial gravity, but the more mass you put on a spacecraft, the harder it is to build, launch, and accelerate. Earth’s gravity well is unforgiving. Governments paying to launch these human sardine cans with their citizens’ taxes will have to balance cost with benefits. Human longevity after the mission is unlikely to reach the highest priorities.Are you sad that after 50 years, man has never been back to the moon? Are you disappointed that humans may never get out of low-earth orbit to build colonies on Mars in your lifetime? Don’t be. You’re living on the best spaceship there is right now.Many have likened our planet to a kind of spacecraft. Here’s an early-bird announcement: your friendly editor is working with a renowned rocket scientist on a book that will investigate some of the many features of Spacecraft Earth that make it perfect for life. Watch for word about it later this year.Spacecraft Earth is the best environment we know for our journey through space. Live long and prosper, and may the force of gravity be with you.last_img read more

India finish shooting campaign with silver and bronze

first_imgHeena Sidhu and Samresh Jung capped off the Indian shooting team’s awe-inspiring campaign in the 19th Commonwealth Games by winning a silver and a bronze medal, respectively, on a day when Gagan Narang failed to progress beyond the qualifying stage at the Karni Singh Shooting Range here today.Sidhu missed the gold by a whisker as her 481.6 was just 0.3 less then Malaysia’s Pei Chin Bibiana, who shot an impressive 491.9 to clinch the gold medal in women’s singles 10-metre air pistol event. Australia’s Dina Aspandiyarova bagged the bronze medal scoring 478.8 at the final range here.’Goldfinger’ Jung, who had won seven medals including five gold in the last edition in Melbourne four years ago, had to be content with a bronze medal in the standard pistol event after he totalled 559.Hariom Singh, who partnered Narang in the pairs event yesterday, finished seventh in qualifying but failed to impress when it mattered most finishing a notch below, at eighth. Scotland’s Jonathan Hammond clinched the gold medal after aggregating 696.9, while Australia’s Warren Potent (695.4) and England’s Mathhew Hall (695.1) bagged the silver and bronze respectively.Sidhu’s silver, along with Jung’s bronze in men’s singles 25-metre standard pistol, somewhat made up for the disappointment of Narang’s failure in men’s singles 50-metre rifle prone.In the 50-metre rifle prone qualifying, Narang was tied at 590 — a point less than Hariom — with Sri Lanka’s Mangala Samarakoon and Canada’s Wynn Payne. In a high-scoring shoot-off, Sri Lanka’s Mangala Samarakoon prevailed after scoring 53.2 (10.6, 10.5, 10.7, 10.7, 10.7) to Narang’s 51.6 (9.9, 10.8, 10.5, 10.1, 10.3).”The idea was to get maximum number of gold but I was a little bit struggling with prone position,” Narang later said.advertisementFor Sidhu it was a case of so near and yet so far. She was leading till the seventh shot but then faltered to hand over the yellow metal to Bibiana. The Patiala girl, pursuing dentistry, was understandably disappointed at not winning gold.”I was leading till the seventh shot and still I couldn’t win. I am not happy with my performance and should have won the gold medal,” a visibly upset Sidhu said after her event.”I was feeling cold and then the mind went and the focus too. I was actually trying to focus too much before the final and that’s why I got exhausted,” Sidhu added.For Jung his performance in this edition of the Games was a far cry from his exploits in Melbourne. The pistol shooter scored 188 in series 1, 187 in 2 and followed that up with 184 in the final series. But Jung’s efforts were not good enough to give competition to Trinidad and Tobago’s Peter Roger Daniel, who aggregated 563 after scoring 189, 191 and 183 in the three series. Singapore’s Bin Gai won the gold medal after aggregating a fine 570.The Singaporean shooter – who had finished in the top three in every event — now has seven medals including three golds in this edition of the Games.Thanks to their five medals in the last two days, Indian shooters finished with 30 medals – 14 gold, 11 silver and five bronze – three more than the last edition.last_img read more

Irfan Pathan replaces injured Vinay Kumar for Sri Lanka tour

first_imgAll-rounder Irfan Pathan has replaced injured fast bowler R.Vinay Kumar in India’s squad for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour.”R. Vinay Kumar suffered a right hamstring injury while training on Thursday. He will hence not be available for the forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka,” confirmed a release from Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India Friday.”The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Pathan as Vinay Kumar’s replacement in the Indian squad.”The BCCI statement added that “Vinay Kumar is expected to regain match-fitness in three weeks”.Pathan was overlooked for the five One-Day Internationals and a T20 International in Sri Lanka when the team was picked last week.India play their first ODI in Hambantota July 22.last_img read more