Taxi driver jailed for assaulting sister, daughter

first_imgA 52-year-old taxi driver was on Tuesday sentenced to 13 months imprisonment after being found guilty on two counts of assault on Tuesday.Peter Thompson of D’Urban Street, Lodge, Georgetown appeared before Magistrate Dillon Bess, who handed down the sentence.The taxi driver was jailed after the Magistrate found him guilty of two counts of assault.The prosecution’s case stated that Thompson wounded Rita Howard with intent to disfigure or cause grievous bodily harm on April 30, 2018. In addition, he also assaulted Prisilla Thompson with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.According to the prosecution’s case, both incidents occurred on April 30, 2018 at about 01:30h. Howard was awakened by a noise coming from her living room and as she ventured outside to investigate, she saw her parents in a scuffle; however, when she tried to intervene, Thompson picked up a bucket and hit her to the front of her head, resulting in injuries.Prisilla Thompson also tried to intervene but was overcome by her brother’s strength. The two women ran into the yard, but Thompson ran behind them and dealt his sister several stabs to her abdomen.The matter was then reported to the Police and Thompson was arrested and charged.last_img read more

Taxi driver remanded for cocaine, guns, ammo possession

first_imgA taxi driver of Duncan Street, Campbellville, Georgetown who was on Independence Day busted with three guns, matching ammunition and a quantity of cocaine when Police descended on his home following a report of domestic violence, was on Tuesday morning remanded to prison by City Magistrate Annette Singh.Trevor Rodriguez, 32, was charged with having in his possession 11.363 kilos of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking; one 9mm pistol, a Glock 9mm pistol and a .357 Taurus Magnum revolver along with matching rounds in his possession without being the holder of a firearm licence.On the day in question, Rodriguez had threatened to shoot his wife, Amanda Rodriquez, who in fear reported the incident to a co-worker who then quickly communicated the report to another co-worker who readily came to the rescue of the woman. Prosecutor Simmons related that the co-worker took away the gun from the perpetrator and contacted Police officials, who swooped down on the couple’s premises. The woman reportedly handed the pistol over to ranks who conducted a search on the said premises, leading to the discovery of the two other guns and cocaine concealed in two cylinders with false bottoms.Trevor RodriguezBased on reports reaching this publication, the accused is in the habit of abusing his spouse and despite a few moments of hesitation when asked if she wished to proceed with the charges laid against her husband, the woman replied in the affirmative.Rodriguez also faced other charges; making use of threatening language and behaviour towards his wife. He is expected to return to court on June 13.last_img read more

Bournemouth transfers: Striker set for £5m move, De Guzman next?

first_img Glenn Murray 1 Bournemouth are set to complete the signing of Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray.The Cherries have agreed a deal worth around £5million with their Premier League rivals for the 31-year-old.He has already finalised personal terms with Eddie Howe’s side and is due to undergo a medical on Tuesday morning before putting pen-to-paper.Murray has scored 47 goals in 125 appearances for Palace after joining the Eagles from Brighton in 2011 but has not been a regular since returning from a long-term injury absence.Howe is also hoping to land Netherlands international Jonathan De Guzman – but the deal is in the balance as it stands.Bournemouth have agreed a loan deal with Napoli for the former Swansea midfielder and are waiting on the player to decide whether to make the move.last_img read more

Antonio Conte reacted furiously to his Chelsea sacking*

first_img tense REVEALED Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star silverware possible standings possible xi Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REVEALED How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? center_img DISCLAIMER: Like the ‘long term’ contract Chelsea have given Maurizio Sarri, this video should not be taken seriously.Antonio Conte was sacked by Chelsea after two years in charge at the club… and he was far from happy about it.The now former Blues manager held a ‘press conference’ after his dismissal to address the situation, and strangely decided to speak in his native Italian.Thankfully talkSPORT’s trusty translator, who can always be relied upon with his GCSE in languages, was on hand to capture the story as Conte ripped into his players, his incoming replacement and his ex-boss Roman Abramovich.You can watch the full video above. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won shining smart causal Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT gameday cracker England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Latest Chelsea News Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REAL DEAL last_img read more


first_imgFormer Armagh legend Oisin McConville believes Jim McGuinness will not start Patrick McBrearty in this Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC Final against Kerry.McConville believes McGuinness will leave McBrearty in reserve despite his impressive performance off the bench against Dublin.McBrearty scored the winning point against Armagh in the All-Ireland quarter-final and scored three excellent points in the Ulster SFC victory over Monaghan. However, McConville believes the Kilcar man has endured a frustrating season, and is now a better option off the bench for Donegal.McConville was speaking to Charlie Collins at the Donegal Daily ‘Up for the Match’ last night when he said he didn’t think McBrearty would start.“I don’t think McGuinness will start McBrearty, he’s done better off the bench than he has done when he’s started.“I think he’ll keep on the side lines, and bring him on when he needs him, he has used him to great effect against Monaghan and Dublin in the two matches in which he didn’t start in. “As a player you want to play, and you don’t want to get tagged as a super-sub but I do think he’s a great option off the bench.McConville admitted he’s been frustrated with McBrearty this season and said he had predicted him to have a great season, but for one reason or another it hasn’t happened.“I’ve been frustrated with McBrearty, I thought he was really going to have a great year and show the undoubted quality he has on a consistent basis, but it hasn’t happened.“He’s as frustrated as anyone by it, he’s some talent, but he’s only scored eight points in the championship all year, and as we’ve said five of those have came from the bench.“He just hasn’t done it from the start, I think it’s hard for him, he’s the main man at club level and was the outstanding player in the country at U21 level. “But he could have a huge impact from the bench on Sunday, his scores against Dublin last time out were outstanding.COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: MCCONVILLE – “I DON’T THINK MCGUINNESS WILL START MCBREARTY” was last modified: September 18th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Home-page SportnewsOisin McConvillepatrick mcbreartylast_img read more


first_imgA group set up to examine a report into the latest flooding at Letterkenny General Hospital will publish its findings by the end of this month.Letterkenny General HospitalAn interim report into flooding at the hospital was considered by the Letterkenny Hospital Rebuild Steering Group on Friday Sept 26.The Steering Group expects to be in a position to publish the results of the investigation near end October, when the full report and all related documentation will be made available to the public. On Friday Oct 3rd, the Chair of the Letterkenny Hospital Rebuild Steering Group, Bill Maher, Group Chief Executive of the West/North West Hospitals Group, and the Chair of the Investigation Team, John Browner, Assistant National Director, HSE Estates, shared progress to date with local public representatives and consulted with them on the next steps that are being taken as the report is being brought to a conclusion.The meeting was also attended by the interim chair of the West/North West Hospitals Group, Dr John Killeen; non-executive director of the West/North West Hospitals Group, Donegal solicitor, Sharon Moohan; the general manager of Letterkenny General Hospital, Séan Murphy; HSE Estates Manager Mike Bermingham; and Facilities Manager, LGH, Peter Byrne.Mr Fergal Doherty, Area Manager, Roads & Transportation, represented Donegal County Council at the meeting.The public representatives were updated on the investigations and remedial works that are taking place within the grounds of Letterkenny General Hospital and the investigations that are being conducted or identified as necessary outside of the hospital grounds so that the risk of flooding at the hospital can be eliminated or reduced into the future. Mr Bill Maher, Group Chief Executive of the West/North West Hospitals Group, stated, “We had a very constructive meeting and valuable input from the public representatives.”He thanked Deputy Charlie McConalogue TD, Deputy Joe McHugh TD, Cllr. Ciaran Brogan, Cllr. Gerry Crawford, Cllr. James Pat McDaid and Cllr Bernard McGuinness for their attendance. FINDINGS OF HOSPITAL FLOOD INVESTIGATION TO BE PUBLISHED AT END OF MONTH was last modified: October 7th, 2014 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:donegalfloodLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more

Vujacic just wants to stay

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I came here to play NBA, to play in the best league possible in the world, and to play for one of the best coaches in the NBA,” Vujacic said. “I don’t know what will happen, but hopefully I will stay here.” Vujacic spent hours working on his shooting in the summer, but the results have yet to be seen. He missed every shot he took in the Lakers’ final two games last season and shot 28.2 percent for the year. A D-League assignment would be especially disappointing for Vujacic because he came to the NBA before the league approved of such an arrangement in its new collective bargaining agreement. Not so funny: Though Jackson jokingly referred to the Lakers (average age 25) as an “expansion team” before Friday’s game, it wasn’t such a laughing matter when the Lakers trailed the second-year Bobcats late in the third quarter. The Bobcats were playing without their four top players. Emeka Okafor (back spasms), Raymond Felton (wrist), Sean May (knee surgery) and Gerald Wallace (wrist) all were sidelined. Early in training camp, Lakers coach Phil Jackson spelled out second-year guard Sasha Vujacic’s role as being a “specialty shooter” off the bench. So far, though, there’s been nothing special about Vujacic’s shooting in the exhibition season. Vujacic is shooting 1 for 14 (7.1 percent) and missed the lone 3-pointer he took in Friday’s 109-93 victory against Charlotte at Staples Center. He played only nine minutes and had his dribble stolen by Brevin Knight in the second quarter. “He’s still conscious that he has to hurry his shot, so we’re trying to get him to relax a little bit,” Jackson said. “He’s still a young kid that we want to keep nurturing and keep bringing along.” But Jackson added the Lakers have talked about having Vujacic play for their Fort Worth, Texas, affiliate in the NBA Development League. It is not something the 21-year-old Vujacic would welcome. center_img Jackson made one potentially significant change to his rotation, playing Devean George with the starters to open the second half and sending out Chris Mihm with a second unit of Aaron McKie, Jumaine Jones, Devin Green and Laron Profit in the fourth quarter. Mihm bounced back from a foul-plagued game Thursday with 14 points and six rebounds, fouling out Jake Voskuhl and Melvin Ely on consecutive baskets in the fourth quarter. And Jackson said playing with the second team can benefit Mihm. “He has to underplay his skill at times,” Jackson said, “because he’s always trying to compensate, get out of Kobe’s way so he has isolation, help Lamar (Odom) or whatever, and the two of them, Kwame (Brown) and Chris, haven’t really found a way to play comfortably together yet.” If Mihm moved to the second team, the Lakers would have to play Brown at center and Odom at power forward. Jackson also has said he would like to bring George off the bench. Mihm said the starting five Jackson has used so far is capable of being productive. “I enjoy playing with that first team,” Mihm said. “I think we just really haven’t gotten things clicking yet, and I think as time goes along, we will.” Bynum update: There’s a chance rookie center Andrew Bynum will be able to celebrate his 18th birthday by playing in the Lakers’ final exhibition this coming Friday against Sacramento in Las Vegas. Bynum was re-examined Friday and found to have made “significant progress” in his return from an abdominal strain and has been cleared to practice Monday. Bynum suffered the injury on the fourth day of training camp. Ross Siler, (818) 713-3610 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

Look for Numerous NCAA Indoor All-Americans at the Drake Relays

first_imgDES MOINES – If the results of the NCAA Division I Indoor Championship meet this past weekend in Birmingham, Ala. are any indication, there will be numerous top-level performers at the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee this April.  Payton Otterdahl of North Dakota State claimed both the shot put and the weight throw titles at the indoor championship.  He became only the second male performer in NCAA history to accomplish that feat since Ohio State’s Dan Taylor in 2004.  Two weeks ago, Otterdahl set a new collegiate indoor record with a heave of 71-06.75 in the shot put at the Summit League Championship to break the record held by Ryan Crouser of Texas and Ryan Whiting of Arizona State. Other first team All-Americans on the men’s side include:,Chris Nilsen, South Dakota – Pole vault-2nd  Iowa State (F. Lagat, E. Fogltanz, R. Roomes, D. Curts) – Distance Medley Relay-5thKarayme Bartley, Iowa – 200 meters-6thChris Douglas, Iowa – 60-meter hurdles-6thIowa (C. Hofacker, K. Bartley, W. Lawrence, M. Harris) – 4x400m Relay-6thMichael Rhoads, Air Force – 800 meters-8thJa’Mari Ward, Missouri – Long Jump-8thFor women coming to the Blue Oval next month, several field event performances earned first team All-American honors including Erin Reese of Indiana State, Laulauga Tausaga of Iowa and Jordan McClendon of Missouri who were fourth, fifth and seventh respectively, in the weight throw.  Women’s first team All-American performances were:Stephanie Ahrens, UNO – High Jump-5thBriana Guillory, Iowa – 400 meters-6th Jaci Smith, Air Force – 5000 meters-6thSarah Feeny, Utah – 1500 meters-8th Bailey Retzlaff, North Dakota State – Shot put-8th  Be sure to secure your tickets for America’s Athletic Classic!  All-Session tickets are now on sale at or call 515-271-3647.  For group ticket packages or more information, contact Dustin in the Drake Ticket Office at 515-271-4949. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgTwo young women had a lucky escape after an apparent prank caused a crash in Ballybofey.Two large tyres were left in the middle of the road.The two women were returning from work at around 11.30pm when two large tyres were placed in the middle of the road.The women crashed into the tyres but luckily neither were seriously injured. The incident happened at a sharp bend at the top of McFeeley’s Brae in the townland of Navnney.Driving conditions were dark and there was no time for the driver to break.Although no harm was caused to the occupants of the vehicle it appears the tyres were left there with the intention of causing damage or injury.The Gardai were made aware of the incident and had to come to remove the obstruction as the tyres were too heavy for the women to remove. One of the women, who asked not to be named, appealed to drivers to be vigilant in case of copycat incidents around the county. DRIVERS WARNED AFTER TYRE PRANK ALMOST CAUSES SERIOUS ROAD ACCIDENT was last modified: February 14th, 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:BallybofeycrashGardaiPrankTYRESlast_img read more


first_imgHEALTH SHOCKER: ALMOST 5,000 people are now waiting more than a year for an outpatient appointment at Letterkenny General Hospital, figures released by the HSE have revealed.Letterkenny General HospitalThe figures mark a staggering 411% increase in waiting list figures over the past year.Reacting to the shocking figures, Deputy Charlie McConalogue said the statistics should sound alarm bells across Donegal. He said “The huge increases in waiting list times are nothing short of alarming. This Government promised that no patient would be forced to wait more than 8 months for treatment, but 4 years later that target has been well and truly obliterated. In February there were 4,947 people waiting more than a year for scheduled procedures at Letterkenny General Hospital. This is completely unacceptable.“There has been a rapid deterioration in the situation over the past 12 months and it begs the question – where will these waiting lists be this time next year? The health system is becoming more and more dysfunctional and there appears to be no end in sight. Health Minister Leo Varadkar cannot continue to act like an impartial bystander, commenting on a worsening situation without doing anything about it.”He said it is now time for a radical rethink of how the health system is managed.“This Government has presided over a cull of community hospital beds, the closure of hospital wards, a slash and burn of health resources, gross mismanagement of the health budget over successive years and the downgrading of hospital services in different parts of the country. All of this has pushed more and more patients into the already overburdened hospitals. “The government’s approach is not working. We need to look at a longer-term system of community based primary care to take patients out the acute hospital system and to catch patients before they become sick enough to need hospital care. I am genuinely fearful that lives are now being put at risk as sick people get sicker while waiting months and months before they get the treatment they need.” 5,000 PEOPLE WAITING MORE THAN A YEAR FOR OUTPATIENT APPOINTMENT AT HOSPITAL was last modified: March 11th, 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:deputy charlie mcconaloguedonegalLetterkenny General Hospitaloutpatientwaiting listlast_img read more