Driver killed after fuel tanker turns turtle at Buck Hall

first_imgA 34-year-old man is now dead after the fuel tanker he was operating toppled at Tapir Trail, Buck Hall, Region Two (Pomeroom-Supenaam) on Sunday.Dead is Atewick DeFreitas of Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke-Linden Highway, East Bank Demerara.Dead: Atewick DeFretiasReports are that the driver lost control of the tanker while travelling down a hill. As a result, the vehicle careened off the road and crashed into a ravine.The tanker was one of three heading to the Aurora Mine, operated by Aurora Gold Mine Inc – a subsidiary of Guyana Goldfields Inc.The driver was employed by Trail Boss Interior Trucking Services Inc, locally contracted by AGM to transport fuel to its Aurora Mine. According to Police information, the driver was travelling at a fast rate of speed when the accident occurred.During the accident, the driver’s body was reportedly flung out of the vehicle. Following the report of the accident, AGM’s emergency response team attended the site, where the company’s medical officer reported that the driver had succumbed to his injuries.The company’s Interim Chief Executive Officer, Allen Palmiere, in a statement stated, “We are deeply saddened by this tragic accident and our condolences go to his family. Our immediate focus is to support his family, friends and colleagues at this most difficult time. Safety for everyone is our highest priority and this was the first time that an accident of this nature has occurred while fuel is being transported off-site to Aurora.“Health and safety are core values of AGM and, as such, frequent training is conducted on all occupational health and safety programmes. An investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing and the necessary authorities have been notified. Operations continued at the Aurora Mine.”The body is awaiting a post-mortem examination.last_img read more

CR- R4A Zone debate

first_imgAround 55 residents attended a heated public hearing at City Hall on Monday night. City Council wanted the public’s opinion on a zoning amendment, which would require a minimum building width and maximum age standard for manufactured buildings in the city’s only R4-A zone. A motion was made to have the minimum size for a manufactured home, usually a trailer, be no less than 21 feet in width. Also, it stated the trailer couldn’t exceed 10 years old from the date of permit. The currently vacant zone runs between 85th avenue and 89th avenue, south of the Duncan Cran Elementary School. Many residents who own a home near the area says allowing mobile homes in the zone is bad enough, and were in favour of the restrictions. Here’s three residents who wanted the restrictions in place… [asset|aid=1293|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=15adb8d75e29b7c2c91d2d79c50bc647-In Favour_1_Pub.mp3] On the other hand, some thought the restrictions were too harsh, and would make it harder to find low-income housing in the city. Local businessman Jason Liniley says he hires people from out of town, and its getting difficult to find affordable housing for them. Here’s Liniley followed by two other residents who wanted the restrictions lifted. [asset|aid=1294|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=6056910d9ef8944b09f907ea484a15a6-Against_1_Pub.mp3] After about an hour of public debate, council decided to keep the definitions of manufactured and modular homes as is. So, trailers can remain a minimum of 16 feet in width, but must be ten years or younger to be allowed in the R4-A zone.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Ronaldo aiming for Champions League success with Juve

first_img“I’m different from other players who think their careers are over when they’re my age,” said the 33-year-old Portugal captain.“I want to show that I’m not like the others, I’m different.“Players of my age go to China or Qatar so coming to such an important club at this stage in my career makes me very happy.”The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was his usual confident self at a press conference held largely in Portuguese at Juve’s state-of-the-art Allianz Stadium that was attended by media from all over the globe, saying that he had “nothing to prove to anyone”.“The numbers are there, everyone knows what I’ve done for football, but I’m ambitious and I like challenges,” he said.“I didn’t want to stay in my comfort zone after what I did for Manchester and Real Madrid. I want to leave my mark on Juve.”Italian champions Juventus signed the superstar attacker, who put pen to paper on a four-year deal worth a reported 30 million euros a season, in the hope that he will push them to a coveted Champions League title, the continent’s holy grail.Preparing to make a run at their eighth Serie A title in as many years and winner of four straight domestic doubles, the Old Lady of Italian football have struggled to turn domestic dominance into European trophies.Juve haven’t won the competition since 1996 but were beaten finalists in 2015 and 2017, bested respectively by Barcelona and Ronaldo’s former club.– ‘I hope I can help’ –Ronaldo meanwhile has scored more Champions League’s goals – 120 – than anyone else and won four out of the last five editions with Real Madrid.“We’re going to fight for not just Champions League, but also Serie A and the others trophies,” he said.“I need to work hard because the Champions League is not easily won. I hope I can help.”Ronaldo was speaking to media after a busy day in Turin, which began with a warm welcome from Juve fans before Monday morning’s medical.Hundreds of fans gathered outside the Allianz Stadium in Turin from early morning singing “Ronaldo, bring us the Champions (League)” as he emerged from the club’s medical centre to sign autographs and shake hands amid raucous chants.“It was a stunning moment to be welcomed this way,” said Ronaldo.“It increases your motivation to start work. I hope I can reward them.”Ronaldo fever has swept Turin since he shocked the world by moving to Juve, and many of the youngsters who came out to greet their new hero were wearing Juventus shirts emblazoned with “Ronaldo” and the number 7, which have been selling quickly in Turin.Some fans got up as early as 5:30am  to be at the stadium in time for Ronaldo’s brief meet and greet.Head over heels for the Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo is looking to score in his fourth finalMario, 47, from Brescia in Lombardy, is hoping that Ronaldo will bring his side the European success he has so long craved after watching him effectively knock Juve out of the Champions League in each of the last two seasons.He was at the Allianz Stadium for the first leg of last season’s Champions League quarter-final — won 3-0 by Madrid — and among the Juve fans who rose to their feet to applaud Ronaldo’s outrageous bicycle kick goal.Ronaldo also scored twice in the 2017 final and scored the controversial stoppage-time penalty that thwarted an incredible Juve comeback from three goals down and saw them exit at the quarter-final stage.“I applauded him because he scored a spectacular goal. Now we can enjoy watching him,” says Mario.“I went to Cardiff for the 2017 Champions League final where he gave us a slap. Now he has to repay us with interest.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo was unveiled on Monday evening as a Juventus FC player. PHOTO/JuventusTURIN, Italy, Jul 16 – Cristiano Ronaldo said Monday that he’s “different” from other players of his age who move to China or Qatar for mega-money deals, during an official unveiling as a Juventus player in which he said he wanted to help bring Champions League success to his new club.With the World Cup over, the superstar attacker’s 100 million-euro  move from European champions Real Madrid has put all eyes on the Italian champions and Serie A, and Ronaldo said that he wasn’t “here on holiday”.last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL IS SET to be lashed with snowstorms today, with high speed Arctic winds and wind chill temperatures of an eye-watering-12C.Met Eireann is predicting a polar freeze right through until Christmas – as the National Roads Authority supplied just enough salt to grit 300km of roads, 900km fewer than normal.Thousands of people hit the shops  in a last ditch bid to fill up in time for the festive season yesterday. Snow is due to hit the county today with up to six inches expected (depending on which forecast you believe RTE/BBC/UTV), followed by more snow on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.They will be accompanied by strong winds – and even thunder storms!Schools are expected to close across the county tomorrow, Friday, while some may close early today. Schools can email us on with details, following the same procedure as earlier this month.Donegal County Council confirmed the’s exclusive story that there is a massive shortage of road salt in the county. And while gritter drivers will bravely try again to clear main roads, secondary routes could remain treacherous over the weekend.The Council staff will have enough grit to look after just 370km or our main roads – compared to 1,190 kms two weeks ago. They may also NOT grit at times this weekend as the county is once again screwed by the National Roads Authority.County senior engineer Vincent Lynn said: “There is a shortage of salt and we are trying to manage what we have as best we can.“These Arctic conditions are going to continue over the weekend and right through to the early days of next week. These are the most prolonged winter conditions in my lifetime.”British and Irish forecasters also fear more cold weather well into next week. Last night Tesco in Letterkenny saw busy trading as consumers stock up for what could be a long weekend.GET READY FOR THE HORROR SEQUEL – BIG CHILL 2 IS UNLEASHED! was last modified: December 16th, 2010 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)last_img read more


first_imgA Letterkenny man has won a top fishing award and hopes to go on to a new career in fisheries management.Derek McHugh, a carpenter by trade, undertook the most recent North West College’s National Certificate in Countryside and Fisheries Management.And not only did he enjoy it, but he also emerged as one of its top students. Derek, who was told about the course by his friend Gavin Duffy, has just been named as the winner of the Lough’s Agency Award – an accolade previously held by Gavin!Derek said he was delighted at winning the award and enjoyed every minute of the course.“This course was brilliant.  We made so many field trips which really made the content make sense.“I’ll never forget one trip when we got up close to some basking sharks off the Inishowen coast – that was totally amazing,” said Derek.  The programme, which is delivered part-time one afternoon per week, provides both practical and theoretical knowledge required for modern countryside and fisheries management.EndsTHERE’S SOMETHING FISHY ABOUT DEREK! was last modified: February 1st, 2011 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)last_img read more


first_imgThe Irish language can play a vital role in the future economic development of the country, according to a new book.NUI Galway lecturer Dr John Walsh examines the link between the Irish language and Ireland’s socio-economic development and believes that promotion of the language can have a positive impact on the economy.The book, Contests and Contexts: the Irish Language and Ireland’s Socio-Economic Development, focuses on the language-development link in a number of contexts. Three Gaeltacht areas are chosen as case-studies of the ways in which the promotion of Irish interacts with local socio-economic development.The new developmental policy of Údarás na Gaeltachta is examined, as is the changing focus of the organisation, particularly in the light of renewed concern about the strength of Irish in the Gaeltacht.Areas outside the traditional Gaeltacht – west Belfast and Galway City – are also examined in the thought-provoking study.Dr Walsh, Lecturer in Irish at the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, said that historians and commentators had failed to acknowledge how the rapid decline of the language had impacted on the development of the country. He said:”There is virtually no discussion of language shift in most of the general histories of Ireland published in the past forty years,” said Dr. Walsh.“On the other hand, there is another tradition stretching back as far as Thomas Davis and Douglas Hyde of authors who argue that the promotion of Irish has a positive impact on the development of Ireland.“I survey those authors, from Davis to contemporary commentators such as Joe Lee, Michael Cronin and Finbarr Bradley and then examine their arguments in the light of various theoretical fields such as sociolinguistics, political economy and development studies.“I conclude that we need a new theoretical model, combining elements of sociolinguistics and socio-cultural development, in order to better understand the link between language and development.”The book was launched in the Galway City Museum by Peadar Kirby, Professor of International Politics and Public Policy at the University of Limerick. He said: “Coming at a time of major national re-appraisal of where we are going as a society, this book has a huge contribution to make to charting the road towards a better future.”Contests and Contexts: the Irish Language and Ireland’s Socio-Economic Development by Dr John Walsh is published by Peter Lang can be ordered at OF IRISH HAS POSITIVE IMPACT ON ECONOMY, SAYS BOFFIN was last modified: February 1st, 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)last_img read more


first_imgTHE provisional liquidators of the company run by crook Francois de Dietrich are asking anyone who had dealings with the firm to contact them with details of their transactions.The Ballybofey-based businessman swindled cash out of 200 people in Co Donegal, often over dinner at his fancy Bastille Bistro in Letterkenny.Most of those investors have not come forward. De Dietrich is wanted by police after absconding following his failure to divulge details of his assets to the Financial Services Authority (FSA).He is now believed to have stashed millions of Euro in bank accounts in Switzerland, outside the European Union. There are unconfirmed reports he may also be in hiding in the Alpine state, out of the reach of an EU-wide warrant.The crook was sentenced to an 18-month prison sentence in his absence after he failed to comply with a Northern High Court order obtained by the FSA ordering him to give, amongst other information, details of where his assets were held.We understand the FSA know about the secret Swiss accounts and that was the reason for the application for the location of his assets outside the EU. The FSA had earlier obtained a High Court order restraining any potential unauthorised activity and freezing £20,223,485 assets of Francois de Dietrich and ETIC Solutions Ltd (ETIC).In Dublin, the High Court has frozen almost €2m in the AIB in Ballybofey.Paul Rooney and Dan Schwarzman, both licenced Insolvency Practioners of Price Waterhouse Coopers, were appointed joint liquidators of ETIC last month.They have appealed to “all persons who had dealings with ETIC Solutions Ltd or the director Francois de Dietrich (Consumers) to contact us with details of their transactions.”The order by the High Court in Northern Ireland allows the FSA to preserve the funds and other assets held by de Dietrich and/or ETIC until the court decides whether he has broken the law. The court will also decide how much money, if any, should be returned to investors and other creditors.Meanwhile, the FSA is continuing its investigation into the activities of de Dietrich and ETIC.Any investors in this scheme should contact the FSA either call the Contact Centre on 00 44 845 606 1234 or via email on the court orders in place, de Dietrich and ETIC may not accept money from, or pay money to, any person as part of the ETIC business. This includes a restriction on paying out funds to investors. He has breached that order on several occasions.WERE YOU SWINDLED BY CROOK? LIQUIDATORS OFFER ADVICE was last modified: April 7th, 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:BallybofeycrimimalcrookdonegalFrancois de Dietrichinvestment scamswindlerthieflast_img read more


first_imgCONMEN from abroad are targeting computer users in Donegal in a fake virus scam, can reveal.The crooks are cold calling homes in the county and claiming they are from major computer software companies.They claim to have identified virus problems on their victims computers and offer to fix it online in return for an immediate payment by credit card. Niall Mulrine, who runs a legitimate local company which specialises in repairing computers and removing viruses, said the scamsters have foreign accents.“There have been numerous people in the locality subjected to bogus phone calls relating to fake viruses on their computer systems,” warned Mr Mulrine.“The caller has foreign accent in most cases, but will claim they are working in Ireland and use a ficticious Irish name to blend in with the national customer e.g. Joe Kelly or Jack Jackson is names that have been used.“The caller gets the user to do some simple tasks on their computers and makes them believe their computer needs urgent attention and they can provide it on the spot at a fee, all they need to do is go online and enter their credit card details before work can commence. “What the user does not know that by logging onto this website, they are indeed downloading a fake virus program. The caller identifies himself as a technician from one of the leading IT Companies in the country such as Microsoft.“Microsoft is aware of this and they are supporting the National Consumer Agency of Ireland in any way they can.”For more details on how this works and how to determine if the caller is genuine, go to or call Niall Mulrine of Pc Clean at 086-2377033.CROOKS TARGET DONEGAL WITH COMPUTER VIRUS SCAM was last modified: April 18th, 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:Donegal computer scaminvestigationPCclean.ielast_img read more


first_imgA TOP restaurant once run by on-the-run crook Francois de Dietrich is back on the market for rent – and comes complete with everything including the knives and forks!Donegaldaily understands de Dietrich walked out of the Bastille Bistro in Letterkenny still owing landlord and local businessman Conor McMenamin rent.Now the entire premises are back on the market to anyone who fancies opening it as a new restaurant/cafe. It comes complete with furnishings, including 95 tables and chairs, fully fitted and working kitchens and even the kitchen utensils.Even the cutlery for the top eatierie are included!Mr McMenamin refused to discuss French crook de Dietrich who is wanted by police in the North and faces 18 months in prison if he’s caught.He took in millions of euro from more than 200 Donegal investors into a bogus investment scheme. The Bastille Bistro did have a great reputation for good food, although prices for wine were seen by many as very expensive.Mr McMenamin said it is a ‘ready-to-go’ premises.“It could be up and running again in a few days,” he told“The former tenant is no longer involved with the premises. It is furnished, has room for 95 covers and comes with a fully equipped kitchen. Even the utensils and cutlery are there.“Ideally I’d like to rent it out again so if anyone is interested they can give me a ring.” CROOK’S FORMER RESTAURANT PUT UP FOR RENT was last modified: April 30th, 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:Bastille BistroFrancois de Dietrichletterkennyrentlast_img read more

Houston between Chivas, top seed

first_imgHouston comes in a point behind Chivas USA’s 52 points in the conference standings. A win or tie gives Chivas first place in the West. If Chivas wins the top seed in the West, it will face the lowest seed of the conference or the eighth and final playoff slot next week in the opening round. A second-place finish puts Chivas against the third-place team in the West. But as much as Chivas coach Preki says he and the team are not talking about the past, the players can’t get past the fact the Dynamo have become their nemesis. “I think every time we play them it’s a battle, Chivas defender Jonathan Bornstein said. “In the past, for me personally, every time we play them it’s chippy. Tempers are flaring. Guys just want to win. ” Last year’s playoff match sets the tone how it all goes down and how the game ended all intense with people wanting to fight. It’s a huge rivalry and that’s how I think the game is going to be (tonight). Goalkeeper Brad Guzan (U.S.) and midfielder Ramon Nunez (Honduras) are back with the Goats after fulfilling duties with their national teams. ivan.orozco@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The Chivas USA veteran midfielder then summarized his thoughts after realizing what was in the picture: a group of players from last year’s Houston Dynamo championship team hoisting the MLS Cup. “I used to have a lot harder time with it because the first three years I was in that photo,” said Marsch, who lifted the trophy three times with D.C. United in his 11-year career. “I think that we knew last year that if we could get by Houston that we would have a real good shot at moving on.” Marsch in his second season with Chivas, doesn’t want forget that Houston eliminated the Goats in the first round of the playoffs last year. Since then, the Dynamo have had nothing but success against Chivas, shutting out the Goats twice this season and outscoring them, 5-0. That includes a 4-0 rout in Houston June 21. Chivas will get a shot at revenge and some redemption when Houston visits Home Depot Center tonight at 7:30 in a showdown for first place in the Western Conference in both teams’ regular-season finale. SOCCER: The Goats consider the Dynamo their nemesis. By Iv n Orozco STAFF WRITER Jesse Marsch stared at the image on the cover of the Major League Soccer facts and records book. last_img read more