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#JaVotes2016: Woman injured in Three Miles stampede loyal to Portia

first_imgFifty-five year-old Greta Forbes’ right foot is heavily bandaged and swollen. ST ANDREW SOUTH WESTERN CANDIDATES PNP: Portia Simpson Miller JLP: Victor Hyde The Whitfield Town resident suffered a broken leg on Tuesday night at Portia Simpson Miller Square in St Andrew after gunshots were discharged at a mass People’s National Party (PNP) meeting, causing a stampede. More than two dozen persons received varying degrees of injury, among them Forbes. “I told ‘Sister P’ that whatever happens me still coming fi vote fi her,” Folkes told The Gleaner as she made her way to the polling station at Whitfield Town Primary School, the same place PNP president Portia Simpson Miller voted. Simpson Miller, who has been member of parliament since 1976, is being challenged for the seat by Victor Hyde of the Jamaica Labour Party. “Me naah let her down. She is a strong black woman and we want to give her the support. We nuh waah to gi Labourite nuttin caah dem naah deal aid nuttin,” Forbes said. The PNP supporter, who had to be assisted to the polling station, complained of tremendous pain in her foot. She said that the incident was horrifying. “Dem push me down and dem trample me and I get up running again and the crowd come down and my foot slide in a metal drain,” she said. Forbes said she also suffered the misfortune of having a pot of soup overturn on her. Luckily, the soup was not hot, which meant she escaped serious burns. Forbes expects to celebrate a PNP victory later today. She will return to the Kingston Public Hospital on Tuesday for the doctors to put her leg in plaster.last_img read more

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15-year-old nabbed with 1445 grams ganja

first_imgA 15-year-old student attached to a secondary school in Georgetown was on Sunday taken into custody after he was found to be in possession of more than three pounds of cannabis.Based on reports received, the young man was observed by police ranks in Albouystown, Georgetown, acting in a suspicious matter.The policemen, who were on patrol, reportedly went in pursuit of the young man who ran into a house as they approached him. He was eventually nabbed and during a search in the green haversack he was carrying, three transparent plastic bags were unearthed with the illegal plant.He was taken to the Ruimveldt Police Station where the illegal plant was weighed and amounted to 1445 grams. An investigation is underway.last_img

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Git Along Horse Club hosts Gymkana Saturday

first_imgThe Git Along Horse Club is hosting a Gymkana this Saturday (Feb 6). Everyone is welcome, regardless of age or level of experience. The event starts at 11 a.m., at the North Peace Light Horse Indoor Arena. – Advertisement -Registration starts is at 10:30, and participants must have a Git Along club membership, for insurance purposes.  Forms for membership will be available at registration time. For more info, call Nicole, at (250) 261-4398, or email n.guard6@hotmail.com.last_img

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Dortmund go top as Alcacer brace seals stunning fight-back

first_img“It was very emotional at the end. It’s nice to go top, it’s a good start to the season,” said relieved Dortmund head coach Lucien Favre,After Bayern crashed to a shock 2-0 defeat at Hertha Berlin on Friday, Dortmund left it late to top the table in dramatic style.Hosts Leverkusen went ahead after just nine minutes when midfielder Mitchell Weiser hit the net with a spectacular shot from outside the area, then burly defender Jonathan Tah doubled the lead just before the break.“It was clear we had to show a response,” Dortmund captain Marco Reus said after his side drew level with two goals in four minutes.Danish midfielder Jacob Bruun Larsen, 20, drilled home the first on 64 minutes.England junior international Jadon Sancho came off the bench and a minute later provided the final pass for Reus to smash home a second on 68 minutes.– Zieler howler –Dortmund went ahead for the first time on 85 minutes when Alcacer lunged to guide a cross by defender Achraf Hakimi, on loan from Real Madrid, into the Leverkusen net.Alcacer completed the Roy of the Rovers-style finish on 94 minutes, tapping into an empty net after Dortmund counter-attacked from their own box with Leverkusen goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky well out of his own penalty area.Stuttgart’s Germany goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler is left dumbfounded after his own goal in his side’s 2-1 win at home to Werder Bremen on Saturday. © dpa/AFP / Deniz CalaganDortmund are the only unbeaten team in Germany’s top flight after Werder Bremen earlier blew their chance to overtake Bayern by losing 2-1 at Stuttgart, even though the host’s goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler conceded a howler of an own goal.Bremen made a bad start when Greece striker Anastasios Donis dribbled through the visitors’ defence and chipped into an open net on 19 minutes.Then Bremen had key defender Milos Veljkovic sent off eight minutes from half time for pulling back Daniel Didavi, his second foul on the Stuttgart striker.But then Zieler’s blunder gave Werder an equaliser.The 29-year-old, a 2014 World Cup winner, took his eye off the ball when defender Borna Sosa aimed a throw-in his way and, after he got a faint touch, watched in horror as the ball rolled into his net on 68 minutes.“You can’t stop what you can’t see,” said Zieler, who insisted he saw the throw in too late, but Gonzalo Castro spared his blushed with the winning goal 15 minutes from time.Bremen had chances as midfielder Maximilian Eggestein and veteran striker Claudio Pizarro, who turns 40 on Wednesday and made his 450th Bundesliga appearance, hit the post.– Hoffenheim lose Man City warm-up –RB Leipzig’s Denmark forward Yussuf Poulsen scored twice in their 2-1 win at Hoffenheim on Saturday as the hosts lost their final match before hosting Manchester City on Tuesday in the Champions League. © AFP / Daniel ROLANDElsewhere, Julian Nagelsmann’s Hoffenheim, who host Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday, suffered a 2-1 home defeat to RB Leipzig, who Nagelsmann will coach next season.Denmark forward Yussuf Poulsen scored both of Leipzig’s goals before Andrej Kramaric netted a late Hoffenheim penalty.Borussia Moenchengladbach went fourth despite being held to a 2-2 draw at Wolfsburg, where they have not won for 15 years, as goals by Gladbach’s Alassane Plea and Thorgan Hazard were cancelled out by Wolfsburg’s Renato Steffen and Wout Weghorst.Schalke, last season’s runners up, climbed off the bottom of the table with a 1-0 win at Mainz when Austria midfielder Alessandro Schoepf headed the only goal after only 11 minutes.The home win eases the pressure on head coach Domenico Tedesco as Schalke ended their run of five straight defeats to lift them to 17th, but they can drop down again if Hanover win at Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.Nuremberg won the battle of the teams promoted last season when they romped to a 3-0 win over Fortuna Duesseldorf thanks to goals by Hanno Behrens, Mikael Ishak and Federico Palacios.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Match-winner Paco Alcacer (R) is congratulated by Danish forward Jacob Bruun Larsen (L) as Borussia Dortmund came back from two goals down to win 3-2 at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday and knock Bayern Munich from top spot in the Bundesliga. © dpa/AFP / Federico GambariniBERLIN, Germany, Sep 29 – New signing Paco Alcacer came off the bench to score two late goals and seal Borussia Dortmund’s stunning 4-2 win as they fought back from two goals down at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday to knock Bayern Munich from top spot in the Bundesliga.Alcacer, on loan from Barcelona until June, came on after 63 minutes with his team 2-0 down, but tucked away goals on 85 and 94 minutes to cap the fight back after Dortmund had drawn level.last_img read more

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Lots of talk, but will we have redistricting reform?

first_imgThe Capitol has no shortage of pithy issues that stem from California’s inexorable growth and socioeconomic diversification. To the building’s political pros and junkies, however, the most important question of the moment is whether some kind of redistricting reform will be placed before voters next year. For 99.99999 percent of Californians, it’s an impenetrably dense MEGO (my eyes glaze over) matter at best. But to the relative few who understand its permutations, redistricting – the decennial process of redrawing legislative and congressional districts – is the mother of all political games. It’s also the biggest single factor in deciding which party and/or which ideological faction controls not only the Legislature but the nation’s largest congressional delegation and therefore, conceivably, Congress itself. Currently, the Legislature and the governor control the process, which makes it, of course, the ultimate exercise in self-interest, as the bipartisan gerrymander of districts after the 2000 census illustrates. Voters in just three of 120 legislative districts and one of 53 congressional districts have gone against the plan’s designated partisan ownership since then. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a fierce and consistent critic of the system, puts it this way: “There was more turnover in the Hapsburg monarchy.” There is absolutely no reason why legislators, particularly majority Democrats, would want to give up their power to draw new districts for themselves and their congressional colleagues that would protect and enhance their careers. For decades, they’ve bitterly resisted reforms that would shift the authority to either the courts or an independent commission, even though the two redistricting plans adopted by the courts, after the 1970 and 1990 censuses, were models of fairness and simplicity. Nevertheless, in the dying days of the 2007 legislative session, there are intense efforts under way, especially in the Assembly, to reach bipartisan agreement on a redistricting reform that could be placed before voters at the Feb. 5 election. Why? Those involved say they’re genuinely committed to changing a self-interested system. Echoing Schwarzenegger’s many criticisms, Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez declared recently, “There’s an inherent conflict of interest with legislators drawing their districts and choosing their voters rather than having it be the other way around.” Despite the expressions of sincere intent, though, there’s no guarantee that a redistricting deal will emerge this year. The only real impetus is that Schwarzenegger has indicated that he’ll refuse to support a term-limit-modification measure headed for the Feb. 5 ballot – one that Nu ez and other leaders almost desperately want passed – unless redistricting reform is placed before voters at the same time. As with many arcane political issues, the devil is in the details. While Nu ez and the other legislative leaders involved endorse reform in concept, it’s not clear that they’ll accept a truly independent commission. Nu ez, for example, says he wants the state’s Little Hoover Commission, which studies government waste, to take on the redistricting chore, but the makeup of the commission is totally under the control of governors and legislative leaders, and giving it the job would be nothing more than a charade. Other issues abound, such as whether congressional seats will be included or excluded. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, for one, doesn’t want Congress included, apparently wanting to preserve the option to gerrymander California for Democrats should she need more seats to retain her majority in the 2012 election. Will it happen? Time is running out, and the details are still bedeviling everyone. Dan Walters is a columnist for The Sacramento Bee. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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SHEPHERD’S PIE AND WASHING UP – DANIEL REVEALS HIS LONDON LIFESTYLE!

first_imgStrictly star Daniel O’Donnell has revealed how he is adjusting to life on his own living in London.Daniel in training with Kristina.The singing star reveals how he has to fend for himself in thekitchen after BBC bosses put up in a flat during the televisionseries.But it isn’t always five star cuisine! He revealed “I do a bit of shopping to cook for myself. Now that I’mon my own in the London flat I have to fend for myself. I’ll do somefruit juice and porridge for breakfast.“Then I’ll do dinner when I get home. Okay, it might be a shepherd’spie from the supermarket,” said the 53 year old.The Kincasslagh man says he looks forward to having lunch each daywith his dance teacher Kristina Rihanoff and a break from rehearsals.But despite appearing on the hugely-popular show, Daniel revealed howhe is anonymous to many on the streets of the English capital city. “Lunch is in a café with Kristina. Over lunch with Kristina I realiseshe’s so easy to be around. We spend all day, every day togetherdancing. Then we go to lunch together in one of the many lovely localcafes.“People don’t bother us when we’re out. Sometimes they’ll stop andwish us good luck, or tell us they’ll be voting for us.”SHEPHERD’S PIE AND WASHING UP – DANIEL REVEALS HIS LONDON LIFESTYLE! was last modified: September 25th, 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:daniel o’donnellLondonStrictly Come Dancinglast_img read more

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DATE ANNOUNCED FOR SPECTACULAR WEDDING FAYRE AT RADISSON BLU LETTERKENNY

first_imgSomething old, something new, something borrowed & something BLU!On Sunday the 19th of July, from 2pm to 5pm the 4* Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny will be hosting a Wedding Fayre involving the top North West wedding suppliers showcasing trends for 2016 and 2017 weddings. All are invited as the hotel showcase the stunning Carnegie Suite as the ideal wedding venue in the North West of Ireland, along with all you will need to complete your Magical Wedding Day.The stunning secret garden at the Radisson Blu Letterkenny.At the Wedding Fayre, guests can enjoy complimentary sparkling wine and canapés from the AA Rosette in Culinary Excellence award winning chefs, whilst viewing products and services offered by the industry experts of the North West. We guarantee this is an event not to be missed for couples looking to get married in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Wedding coordinators and hotel management will be on hand to guide you through all stages of your special day and to answer any questions you have. The luxurious bridal suite at the Radisson Blu Letterkenny.With only one wedding per day, the hotel offers you the stunning Carnegie Suite and Secret Garden to complete your dream day, making the Radisson Blu the ultimate choice when choosing your special four star venue. For further details call 074 919 4444 to speak with one of our experienced & dedicated banqueting team.For exhibitor queries, please email: christine.mcbride@radissonblu.com DATE ANNOUNCED FOR SPECTACULAR WEDDING FAYRE AT RADISSON BLU LETTERKENNY was last modified: June 17th, 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:donegalletterkennyRadisson Bluwedding fayrelast_img read more

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Holiday-goers warned over ‘listeria outbreak’ in Spain

first_imgDonegal tourists visiting Spain have been warned over a deadly listeria outbreak, with 150 cases already confirmed.According to the Irish Mirror, there are 500 more suspected cases with authorities waiting on test results on patients believed to be affected.Listeria is a rare bacterial infection caused by contaminated food and can be deadly. It can usually be traced to dairy products, pre-packed sandwiches and processed meats. A health alert has been declared in the city of Seville after several cases were confirmed following the death of a 90-year-old woman, the Express reports.Holiday-goers warned over ‘listeria outbreak’ in Spain was last modified: August 25th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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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Warriors’ Draymond Green, Alfonzo McKinnie out vs. Magic; Curry begins scrimmaging

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device OAKLAND – The Warriors will be without a key All-Star and a blossoming reserve for at least another night. Draymond Green (right toe) and Alfonzo McKinnie (left foot) will sit out when the Warriors (14-7) host the Orlando Magic (10-10) on Monday at Oracle Arena.The Warriors anticipated both players sitting out since they have yet to participate in a full scrimmage. Typically, coach Steve Kerr wants his an injured …last_img

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Mickey Arthur geared up for Pakistan challenge

first_imgHailing Pakistan’s bowling attack, newly-appointed coach Mickey Arthur has said the national side needs to work on batting and fielding as they prepare for the upcoming gruelling tour of England.Arthur, who is slated to join the Pakistan team later this month, is confident of transforming the side into a winning unit.”Pakistan have got a wonderful group of bowlers. We need to work on batting, particularly outside of the UAE, and that will be key. Also, we need to bring the fielding up to international level,” Arthur, who earlier coached South Africa and Australia, was quoted as saying by an Australian television channel on Tuesday.”I think it’s a great challenge. Pakistan cricket has struggled a little bit in the last couple of years and certainly I am keen to bring it back to its rightful place in the ranking, and the rightful place in world cricket,” he added.Arthur, however, feels that lack of international cricket in the country is one of the reasons behind Pakistan’s decline in the game in recent years. The team has been playing most of its home series in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), since the International Cricket Council (ICC) banned the nation from hosting international cricket in 2009 following a terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team.”Pakistan is playing all the cricket outside the country. Every time they play it is an away-series, which is really hard. It is always difficult playing outside your condition and it has dented Pakistan cricket,” Arthur said.advertisement”It will be a challenge for players how they are going to handle the conditions outside of UAE and Pakistan. You need your batsmen to step up and score runs. So, technically, we need to work really hard to get our batting 100 percent right,” the 47-year-old added.Arthur, who guided the Proteas to the top of the ICC rankings in all the three formats, wants his new side to focus on consistency if they are to top the rankings chart.”You need opportunity and time to build the team in order to achieve the result. We need to be consistent with our selections, we need to be consistent with our players, and we need to allow players to express themselves without any consequences,” he said.”That’s the key, players need to find out how they go about and play in certain situations. I hope we can give the players that experience and make sure they go forward.”Arthur, who worked with the Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), felt there is immense talent in Pakistan’s domestic structure.”I was very impressed with the talent in the PSL. There were very good, young and useful players. I think, with the right guidance and environment, these guys can become very, very good players. Their skill level is very high,” he said.last_img read more

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