Family appeals for information after 101 year-old man burgled in Strabane

first_img Previous articleRevulsion in Strabane as well known man subject of burglaryNext articleVigil taking place in Donegal today to mark anniversary of Savita Halappanavar News Highland Facebook Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest By News Highland – October 28, 2017 Twitter Google+ Twitter Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applications RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WhatsApp Police are appealing for information after three men entered the home of a 101 year old pensioner in Strabane, making off with a sum of money.It is believed the men forced their way through a back window in the property on Railway Street, sometime before 9:30pm last night and confronted the well-known local man, Pat Gillespie.Police have described the incident as a ‘cowardly intrusion’ with the intruders only leaving when they found a sum of cash.Ciaran Kelly, grandson of the victim says Mr Gillespie has been left understandably shaken:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile, local Councillor Patsy Kelly says there is outrage among the community in Strabane following the incident:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Family appeals for information after 101 year-old man burgled in Strabane News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebooklast_img read more

PREMIUM‘Stay alert’: BMKG monitors fault in South Sumatra after consecutive earthquakes

first_imgLinkedin Bengkulu South-Sumatera South-Sumatra BMKG earthquake The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has recorded an increase in seismic activity around a local fault in Pagar Alam city, South Sumatra, beginning on Feb. 27.The most recent tremor was confirmed to have occurred on Sunday morning with a magnitude of 2.1 on the Richter scale. Earlier, a total of 10 minor earthquakes occurred, including two earthquakes on Feb. 27, one earthquake on March 4, two earthquakes on March 6 and four earthquakes on March 9. The magnitude of the earthquakes ranged from 1.5 to 3.2.“We’re still focusing on monitoring the fault’s activity because it’s uncommon. Hopefully, no major earthquake will follow,” BMKG’s Kepahiang-Bengkulu Geophysics Station researcher Sabar Ardiansyah told The Jakarta Post on Sunday.He went on to explain that small earthquakes rarely occurred successively at the lo… Topics : Facebook Forgot Password ? Log in with your social account Google LOG INDon’t have an account? Register herelast_img read more

First Deepwater Overcomes Challenges, Win First Tie

first_imgZENITH WOMEN’S B’BALL LEAGUE  First Deepwater Basketball Team arrived Kaduna venue of the ongoing Zenith Bank Women’s League on Tuesday evening to a rousing welcome from other teams.The team tutored by former international, Lateef Erinfolami, had some challenges before embarking on the trip to Kaduna for the second phase of the league.Although Coach Erinfolami did not state the form of challenge the squad had, he expressed gratitude for making it to Kaduna.He however showered praises on his wards for winning their first match against  Oluyole Babes 44 -37.They however were not that lucky against the defending champions First Bank yesterday. They lost 50 – 88 to the Elephant Girls.In other matches decided on Wednesday, Nasarawa Amazons beat Taraba Hurricanes 45 – 40, FCT Angels defeated Zamfara Babes 41 – 33 while Oluyole Babes overpowered Ekiti Angels 36 – 21.Speaking after the break yesterday, the NBBF, Augustine Balewa, said they were happy with level of understanding shown by the teams and promised that they would not disappoint until the end of the league.He also heaved a sigh of relief that Deepwater were able to overcome their challenges and made it to the venue. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Jimmy Rollins’ predictable home run highlights a good day for Dodgers newcomers

first_img“I’ve seen that too many times against us when he was in a Phillies uniform,” Kemp said.Some of what happened Monday would have been familiar to anyone who’s attended an Opening Day at Dodger Stadium. Between a giant American flag in the outfield before the game, Vin Scully in the broadcast booth and Clayton Kershaw on the mound, you could close your eyes and be transported to any of the last few years.The rest of it seemed new.In his first game as a Dodger, Rollins went 2 for 4 and took a curtain call in the dugout as the announced crowd of 53,518 lauded his home run. Kemp drove in all three runs for the Padres, turning overwhelming cheers prior to his first at-bat into boos before his last. Longtime Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick went 2 for 4 with a double, triple and two critical double play turns in the eighth and ninth innings. Pitcher Chris Hatcher got the save in his first game as a Dodger.“I told (Rollins) I felt like I hit it, when he hit that,” Kendrick said of the home run. “I was so happy that he hit it.” In all, it was a good day for players trying to make a good first impression with a new team.Kershaw and Padres right-hander James Shields turned out to be a worthy matchup of Opening Day starters. Kershaw, the reigning National League MVP, was making his fifth consecutive Opening Day start for the Dodgers. Shields was making his National League debut.Both pitchers lasted six innings, allowing six hits and walking two. Kershaw struck out nine, Shields eight. Shields allowed two runs and Kershaw would have allowed none if it weren’t for Matt Kemp.The former Dodgers outfielder drove in all three of the Padres’ runs. With three infielders to the left of second base, Kemp singled against the shift in the first inning to drive in Wil Myers and give the Padres a 1-0 lead.The Dodgers were leading 2-1 in the fifth inning when Kemp hit a two-out double to drive in a pair of runs. He was not cheered from that point on. Kemp finished 2 for 4 with three RBIs — the only three runs Kershaw allowed.“Honestly, Matt’s strengths and what Clayton does kind of cross paths. It was kind of a clash of the titans, really,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Where Clayton likes to pitch and where Matt likes the ball.”Kershaw didn’t put any extra meaning on the marquee matchup.“Just another guy,” Kershaw said of Kemp. “Great teammate. Enjoyed having him around. Now, flip the switch and try to get him out.”The Dodgers’ bullpen was unsettled all spring. Monday, it was not.Rookie right-hander Yimi Garcia pitched a perfect seventh inning and veteran Joel Peralta tossed a scoreless eighth. Hatcher was tapped to pitch the ninth inning and got out of trouble after hitting Jedd Gyorko with a pitch. A double-play groundout by Yonder Alonso, followed by an Alexi Amarista strikeout, allowed Hatcher to earn his first career save.Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez went 3 for 5 with a double and a home run against his former club.“It’s one game, obviously,” Mattingly said, “but Don Newcombe told me before the game if we don’t win this one, we can’t win ‘em all.” Jimmy Rollins, all 5 feet, 7 inches of him, was the tallest man in the Dodgers clubhouse for a moment Monday. It helped that he was standing on a table.As Rollins looked down, surrounded by reporters, it was apparent that he was also the most popular man in the room. He’d earned it. His three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres on Opening Day broke a tie game and lifted the Dodgers to a 6-3 victory.PHOTOS: Dodgers win 2015 openerWelcome to Los Angeles. “Right before that — it’s weird, it’s happened to me a couple times before — I’m like, ‘I’m going to hit a home run today.’ I have to hit it into the bullpen at the top part and let it kind of work its way to the short side,” Rollins said. “Sure enough. … It worked out almost like I had a vision, so to speak. Don’t ask me about predictions. It just happened that way.”Padres right fielder Matt Kemp could be forgiven for having a sense of deja vu himself. VIDEO: Matt Kemp’s welcomeRollins once swatted a home run to right field in Game 5 of the 2008 National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium, the game that ultimately sent the Phillies to the World Series that year.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Damaged submarine cable to be restored shortly – Patterson

first_imgPublic Infrastructure Minister David Patterson has assured that the second Guyana Power and Light (GPL) submarine cable which was damaged back in June is expected to be restored shortly.A section of the damaged cableThe barge involved in the incidentIn a brief telephone interview with Guyana Times on Friday, the Minister noted that the cable was still being repaired, but two replacement cables have been laid to provide power to the affected villages.The 13.8 kilovolt submarine cable, which rests along the Demerara River near Craig, East Bank Demerara, was dislodged by a barge sailing along the channel.As a result of this incident, West Demerara customers from Vriesland to La Retraite were without electricity while efforts were underway to alternatively power these customers from the Vreed-en-Hoop Substation.Patterson explained, “The cable being repaired carries more than just power. It also has data cables in it for our SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system, so it’s quite an involved process. What we have done is ran two smaller cables to bring over the power.”The alternative cables, according to him, will provide about 12 megawatts of electricity, which means most of the power is being supplied as the damaged one provided about 14MW.“We are going to bury these new ones five metres or about 20 feet below the surface and leave them there as redundancy when the main cable is repaired,” he added.That cable was the second one which was damaged back in June. The first, which links the Vreed-en-Hoop and Kingston power plants, has already been repaired.The routing and laying of the new cable were done with the aid of the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD), Gaico Construction Services and staff from GPL’s Project Management Department, Engineering Services, System Planning and Designs, Network Operations and System Control and Engineering Services departments.MARAD has been given the responsibility of ensuring the safety of the cable from potential damage by oceangoing vessels.GPL deficitAccording to the Finance Ministry’s Mid-Year Report, the power company suffered a massive $4.2 billion deficit which was recorded at the end of June 2019.The report added that this was attributed to a decline in sales collection. It noted that there was a 61 per cent collection rate for Government accounts.Actual billed sales fell below budget by three per cent. “In addition, there was reduced income from investments in treasury bills as well as from services provided by the company. These services include new connections, reconnections, tampering charges and service investigation”.“Total current expenditure amounted to $16.4 billion, $925 million less than the same period in 2018. Fuel costs were $1.4 billion more than budgeted, due to payments made in January 2019 for a fuel shipment received in December 2018, as well as fuel purchased and supplied to Skeldon Energy Inc (SEI)”.last_img read more

SA up one place in competitiveness ranking

first_img22 May 2014 South Africa has moved up one place from 53rd to 52nd out of 60 countries ranked in the latest world competitiveness rankings by top-ranked Switzerland-based business school IMD. The IMD released its 2014 World Competitiveness Yearbook ranking, based on a survey of 4 300 international executives, on Thursday, saying: “The overall competitiveness story for 2014 is one of continued success in the US, partial recovery in Europe, and struggles for some large emerging markets.” The US retained top spot in the 2014 ranking, followed by Switzerland, Singapore, Hong Kong and Sweden. South Africa’s BRICS partners came in at 23rd (China), 38th (Russia), 44th (India) and 54th (Brazil). South Africa was the only African country surveyed. By way of comparison, the World Economic Forum’s 2013 Global Competitiveness Index, which surveyed 148 countries, placed South Africa 53rd overall, second in Africa (behind Mauritius at 45th), and second among the BRICS economies (China ranked 29th, Brazil 56th, India 60th, and Russia 64th). South Africa improved in two of the four categories on which the IMD’s overall ranking is based, climbing by three places to 55th in the infrastructure ranking and by one place to 56th in the economic performance ranking. However, the country dropped by three places to 35th in the government efficiency ranking, and by eight places to 51st in the business efficiency ranking. IMD executive director Hischam El-Agamy told Business Day that the recent high level of strike activity in South Africa was the main reason for the drop in the business efficiency table, while management of public finances accounted for the decline in government efficiency. The IMD noted that most big emerging markets had slid in the 2014 rankings due to slowing economic growth and foreign investment and continuing problems with inadequate infrastructure. “China [down 2 places to 23] falls partly owing to concerns about its business environment, while India [down by 4 to 44] and Brazil [down by 3 to 54] suffer from inefficient labour markets and ineffective business management,” the IMD said in a statement. Turkey (down by 3 to 40), Mexico (down by 9 to 41), the Philippines (down by 4 to 42) and Peru (down by 7 to 50) also fell. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more