Mazaruni Prison to house more prisoners from Georgetown

first_imgMore prison blocks are being built at the Mazaruni Prison in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) to facilitate aPresident David Granger and other officals during his visit to the Mazaruni Prisonmassive transfer of prisoners from the Georgetown Prison in an effort to ease the overcrowding at the facility.This was disclosed by President David Granger who was at the time responding to questions posed by media operatives during his weekly telecast ‘The Public Interest’.In light of last month’s deadly prison riot, Government began taking proactive measures towards ensuring there is no repeat of the situation.“The problems will not be resolved unless there is a massive redeployment of prisoners from Georgetown to Mazaruni… Mazaruni has the space and it needs to be reinforced and fortified,” Granger emphasised.In fact, he outlined three basic issues that need to be addressed in order to effect successful reforms to the prison system.UnprofessionalismPresident Granger ranked the second biggest problem contributing to the weakness of the prison service as the staff – their limited numbers and unprofessionalism. He said arrangements are being made to provide these individuals with enhanced training.Returning to the issue of overcrowding, Granger pointed out that it is a consequence of the criminal justice system – an element which the prison service has no control over.“So if the Magistrate remands someone to prison then the prison service is obliged to keep that person,” he explained.Nonetheless, he assured that engagements are ongoing between the executive branch and the judicial branch to examine the sentencing policies to ensure that custodial sentences would be reviewed so that there will not be a huge buildup of persons on remand in the prison.According to the Head of State, it appears that the prisoners on remand are the ones more likely to rebel than those who have been convicted.Contraband tradeAnother issue that needs to be addressed is the smuggling of contraband items into the prison.President Granger indicated that changes in this regard will occur overtime, once the first three problems identified above are addressed fully.“It is impossible for that level of contraband traffic to have occurred without the complicity of a few officers,” he noted.On this note, the Commander-in-Chief said the main purpose of the heightened cordons around the Camp Street facility is to ensure persons no longer throw items over the fence into the prison compound.last_img read more

Blueberry Hill man found stabbed to death in home

first_imgPolice in Linden are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a Blueberry Hill, Wismar, resident whose body was discovered in his home on Thursday morning.Dead is Dillon Stellingburg, 49, who lived alone in the upper flat at Blueberry Hill Squatting Area, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).Dillon Stellingburg’s body was discovered in his home in Blueberry HillHis body with multiple stab wounds was reportedly discovered at approximately 06:00h by a male friend who, according to neighbours, would usually check in on him.One neighbour reported that it was during a routine check by the friend that the gruesome discovery was made. The deceased had not been seen for several days.This newspaper understands that Stellingburg usually worked in the interior and would often be gone for lengthy periods. According to persons who live in the vicinity, there appeared to be no sign of forced entry at the man’s residence.No one could recall hearing or seeing anything to indicate that something was amiss. Other reports indicate that the body was discovered with a knife lodged in the region of his heart. The male friend was reportedly taken in by Police for questioning and was said to be assisting with the investigations.Police stated on Thursday that they were made aware of the discovery after someone called to report the incident on Thursday morning.Stellingburg leaves to mourn two children. Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

Community events for the weekend of June 18

first_img Tuesday, Mar 1, 2011 – Thursday, Jun 30, 2011 Water Walking to Dawson Creek ChallengeNorth Peace Leisure Pool Sports & Fitness Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 – Saturday, Jun 18, 2011 Then & Now QuizVisitor Centre Community Saturday, Jun 18, 2011 09.00 AM – 03.00 PM Farmer’s MarketNorth Peace Arena Market Saturday, Jun 18, 2011 09.00 AM – 04.00 PM Museum Yard Sale FundraiserMuseum Fundraiser , Community Saturday, Jun 18, 2011 08.00 PM Jaydee Bixby in ConcertOn the Rocks Music There is a long list of community events taking place this weekend in Fort St. John and the North Peace.  Thank you to the Fort St. John Visitor Information Centre for providing this list.  If you have a community event, email Saturday, Jun 18, 2011 08.00 AM – 02.00 PM Stage North & Arts Council Fundraiser Garage SaleOld Fort Motors Building Fundraiser Date Of EventName of EventVenue LocationEvent Type Friday, Jun 17, 2011 – Sunday, Jun 19, 2011 Kick-it-to-the-Curb Swap EventTBA Market Saturday, Jun 18, 2011 04.00 PM – 08.00 PM Party in the ParkCentennial Park Dance , Food , Children & Family , Celebration , Music Friday, Jun 17, 2011 – Sunday, Jun 19, 2011 The 6th Annual Spirit of the Peace Traditional Pow wowTaylor Arena Dance , Food , Children & Family , Fairs , Youth , Community , Celebration , Market , Art & Culture Saturday, Jun 18, 2011 09.00 AM Government Golf TournamentLone Wolf Golf Course Sports & Fitness Saturday, Jun 18, 2011 – Sunday, Jun 19, 2011 11.00 AM Fathers Day RaceNorthern Lights Raceway Auto/Motor Sports Saturday, Jun 18, 2011 09.00 AM – 05.00 PM High Five Workshop for Healthy Child DevelopmentPomeroy Sport Centre Conferences, Lectures, Workshops & Meetings – Advertisement – Saturday, Jun 18, 2011 11.30 AM 4th Annual CDC Charity Golf TournamentLakepoint Golf and Country Club Fundraiser Thursday, Jun 16, 2011 – Saturday, Jun 18, 2011 Taste of the TownVisitor Centre Food , Children & Family , Community Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 – Saturday, Jun 18, 2011 Be A Tourist In Your Own Town WeekVisitor Centre Children & Family , Community , Celebration , Sports & Fitness Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 – Saturday, Jun 25, 2011 Shop ’til you Drop PassportVisitor Centre Children & Family , Community , Market last_img read more

English referees will show cards to badly-behaved managers

first_img0Shares0000English referees will show cards to managers and other touchline staff in most professional competitions the coming season.© AFP/File Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, July 31 – English football intends to start punishing managers who behave badly on the sidelines as severely as players on the field, the Football Association (FA) said on Tuesday.In the coming season, referees will be able to show red and yellow cards to coaching staff in England’s top professional competitions, with the exception of the Premier League, as part of a pilot project based on the FA’s existing “technical area code of conduct”. In the top flight, managers will not be shown cards but receive verbal warnings.Like cards for players, the warnings will be totted up and could lead to match bans.What the FA calls “stage one warnings” will be issued for inappropriate language or gestures “which are an obvious show of dissent or an attempt to influence the decisions of the match officials”. These include kicking or throwing water bottles or clothing, sarcastic clapping or waving imaginary cards.Managers who receive four warnings will be banned for one match, eight warnings will result in a two-match ban, 12 warnings will bring a three-match ban and 16 will lead to a misconduct charge.Unlike cards for players, the warnings will not, in most cases, be wiped out after a fixed number of games.Shaun Harvey, the chief executive of the English Football League which runs the three divisions below the Premier League, said on Tuesday that rules for behaviour in the dugout or technical area are not new, but the idea is to make the disciplinary procedure clearer to fans.Referees have long been able to banish badly-behaved managers, but now a red card will make clear what is happening.“We thought it should add to the clarity and hopefully better behaviour in the technical areas,” said Harvey.Harvey said that the referee can, if necessary, caution a team’s entire coaching staff.“This is not about creating a drama. It is about making sure behaviour doesn’t decline further.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chelsea line-up v Ferencvaros: Mourinho to give us glimpse of first-choice XI?

first_img Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho 1 The World Cup is now a mere fading memory as manager, players and fans prepare the the start of the new Premier League season next weekend.Having had a chance to impress at the World Cup and throughout pre-season, coaches have had plenty of time to mull over their preferred starting XI that might most likely challange for glory.So could Jose Mourinho give us a glimpse of what many are touting to be a Premier League-winning side in their penultimate friendly tie against Hungarian outfit Ferencvaros on Sunday?There’s still much to learn about the club’s goalkeeper situation, though Petr Cech is likely to be the Blues’ number one for another season despite Thibaut Courtois proving he is more than capable following three campaigns on loan at La Liga champions Atletico Madrid.Captain John Terry and Gary Cahill are perhaps one of those most solid centre-back partnerships in England, while Cesar Azpilicueta may switch over to his preferred right-back position to accommodate for summer arrival Filipe Luis to complete the back-four.In midfield, holding commander Nemanja Matic impressed at the tail end of last season and has only strengthened his starting spot over the summer, while landmark signing Cesc Fabregas and Brazilian starlet Oscar could prove a formidable creative duo behind a three-man attack.And what an attack it is, with electric Belgian Eden Hazard and World Cup winner Andre Schurrle – who was a key man for Germany in Brazil – on either flank in support of new frontman Diego Costa, who will aim to continue his outrageous goalscoring form for Atletico on English shores this season.So is this the team Mourinho will pick to face Ferencvaros in Budapest?last_img read more

Chelsea make double defender move, Man United chase Dutchman, plus more transfer news

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Chelsea are ready to back manager Jose Mourinho with a fresh move for Everton centre-back John Stones and Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos, both 21, in January. (Daily Mirror) Manchester United are prepared to sell defender Marcos Rojo, 25, in the January transfer window and replace him with 23-year-old Porto defender Bruno Martins Indi. (Manchester Evening News) Arsenal had a loan bid for Dynamo Moscow striker Aleksandr Kokorin, 24, rejected during the summer transfer window.(Evening Standard) Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood wants a greater say in transfers after head of recruitment Paddy Reilly and sporting director Hendrik Almstadt recommended deals in the summer. (Daily Mirror)Crystal Palace hope to sign Ballymena striker Matthew Shevlin, 16, despite having a bid rejected. The Northern Ireland youngster has impressed manager Alan Pardew during training sessions with the club. (Surrey Mirror)And here’s the latest headlines…Barcelona preparing bid for Liverpool and Manchester United target Marco ReusExclusive – England manager Roy Hodgson on Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool appointment: ‘It won’t be an easy job!’ 1 Transfer rumours and paper review last_img read more

Reunion no big deal for Brown

first_img “I want to prove something to the Lakers,” Brown said. “I have nothing to prove to (the Wizards) anymore. I’m not with them. So I just want to prove to the Lakers they made the right decision. I want to go out and play hard against everybody, not just the Wizards.” Only one day after calling Smush Parker unproven, Jackson said the 24-year-old guard would start tonight. Parker started the Lakers’ first exhibition game and Jackson said he earned the chance to start again with his recent play. There still is a long way to go, however, for Jackson to feel comfortable with Parker for an 82-game season. The coach questioned Sunday whether Parker can hold up defensively, direct the Lakers in the triangle and make shots when necessary. “He still isn’t quite verbal enough for me yet with these guys,” Jackson said Monday, “but he’s got an overwhelming chore in front of him with some dominating veterans out there on the court.” Before they leave for Bakersfield, the Lakers will hold a press conference for center Vlade Divac, who will announce his retirement and talk about future plans. Leave it to Jackson to reinforce the perception that Chicago Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf would trade all six championships the Michael Jordan-led Bulls won in the 1990s for one World Series victory by his Chicago White Sox. “He’s definitely a baseball fan,” Jackson said of Reinsdorf. “He thinks baseball. He doesn’t really know basketball, think basketball. He does think baseball.” Ross Siler can be reached at (818) 713-3607. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EL SEGUNDO — Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas is right about one thing when it comes to tonight’s preseason game against the Lakers and forward Kwame Brown in Bakersfield. “This ain’t no Kobe-Shaq thing,” Arenas told the Washington Post on Monday. “It’ll be a handshake. ‘Hey what’s up? How are you doing? Let’s play.”‘ AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Brown told the Post earlier this month that he did not attend practice after Game 3 of the Wizards’ first-round series with the Chicago Bulls because he was going to “slap the (expletive)” out of Arenas for what he believed the All-Star guard had done. But Brown acknowledged Monday that he made at least one mistake in handling the situation. “I put the ball in their court by not being professional, letting anger cause me to do something that’s unprofessional,” he said. “If something’s not going your way, you’ve still got to hold up your end of the bargain. I didn’t hold up my end of the bargain. That’s the only thing I’d have done differently.” One problem is what Brown said and did last season with the Wizards, then revisited on the eve of training camp with the Lakers, is so contrary to what the Lakers are trying to promote this season, namely accountability and trust among teammates. Lakers coach Phil Jackson said the only thing he would tell Brown is not to let his aggressiveness tonight lead to foul trouble. For his part, Brown said his only goal would be to play in sync with Kobe Bryant and Lamar Odom in the triangle offense. center_img It won’t quite be an ordinary exhibition, though, as Brown faces Arenas for the first time since he explained the story behind why he left the Wizards during last season’s playoffs. According to Brown, Arenas asked Washington coach Eddie Jordan not to play him in a game. The Wizards suspended Brown for the rest of the playoffs and sent him to the Lakers in August as part of a sign-and-trade. Swingman Laron Profit also went to the Lakers while forward Caron Butler and guard Chucky Atkins headed to Washington in the deal. last_img read more

Drake Legend Paul Morrison Celebrates His 99th Birthday

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – It is a time to celebrate today as Drake Athletics honors Mr. Drake, Paul Morrison, on his 99th birthday.  Paul has devoted his life to Drake and it is only fitting that we pay tribute to a true living legend.In 1935 Morrison arrived on the Drake University campus as a student with aspirations of attaining his undergraduate degree before attending medical school.  While at Drake, however, he became extremely active in journalism, becoming sports editor of the Times-Delphic as well as the Drake yearbook, the Quax. Morrison also was a member of Chi Delta Fraternity, which is now the current Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter.Paul Morrison graduated with a degree in journalism in 1939 and briefly returned to his hometown of Cedar Rapids to work for the The Gazette. Like most men of his time, Paul had a war to fight, and was drafted into the U.S. Army, 6th Division.Morrison was stationed in the Pacific theatre where he took care of his division’s newsletter.  By the war’s end he had attained the rank of Sergeant.Upon his return from the war he resumed his position with The Gazette before being hired as the first full-time director of the Drake News Bureau on December 15, 1945. He later would serve as the athletics business manager before beginning a lengthy run as sports information director.Morrison retired from his full-time position with Drake in 1986, and has continued to serve the university by volunteering his time in the athletic department as historian and consultant.In 1949 Morrison achieved what he might claim as his greatest accomplishment, marrying his wife Pauline Cameron DeWit Morrison. Pauline was secretary to the Dean of Students at Drake when they met. Paul likes to claim “She just kept chasing me until I finally came to my senses and let her catch me.”Although he has an outstanding list of career achievements and awards given to and named after him, Paul still puts family first.  He and Pauline had two daughters, Mary and Marian Holbrook (Holly), as well as Paul’s step-daughter Jenine DeWit Steele. Each has graduated from Drake, and a total of 14 members of the direct Morrison family have earned degrees from Drake.Paul Morrison truly exemplifies the spirit of Drake University. For years he took a daily trek from the Bell Center, where he still volunteers after retirement, to Olmsted Center (the student union) to eat lunch around the students. He maintains tremendous relationships with former students and student-athletes, and his friendships are many, far beyond Des Moines. It’s difficult to go anywhere in the world of collegiate athletics, be identified as a Drake Bulldog, and not have somebody ask about Paul.Paul remembers some of his best times at Drake being the successful basketball teams of the late 1960s and the continuing success of the Drake Relays. He also says he does what he does for the interactions with current students.Although he officially retired from Drake in July, 1986, Paul still volunteers full time as the Drake historian. He keeps Top 10 statistical books for all sports, while maintaining regular communication with past letter winners. If one has a question about Drake sports, Paul is the one to ask. He has more than just the answer, but a razor-sharp recall of particular elements and names that surround the topic.Morrison was honored in 1997 as the inaugural recipient of the Missouri Valley Conference Meritorious Service Award, now known as presented as the Paul Morrison Award. It is presented annually at the MVC Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.Paul was modest in his reception of the award.  “It’s a nice honor to be associated with it, but it’s not about me.  It’s about the great history of Drake athletics and the promising future of the programs.  Drake student-athletes are outstanding, and there are still many exciting achievements to come.  That’s what the Hall represents to alumni and visitors alike.”Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Brand Helps Women’s Soccer Rally for 2-1 Road Win over UNI

first_imgDrake, which outshot the Panthers, 16-10 (10-9 in shots on goal), continually pushed the pace and had several quality looks. Eventually the Bulldogs broke through in the 75th minute when junior Cassie Rohan (Palatine, Ill.) took a shot from inside the box that was saved, but Brand collected the rebound and took a left-footed shot low across from the Panthers’ goalkeeper for her first goal of the season. Brand, who was injured earlier this season and has played in just seven matches, has 14 career goals and 35 points. Both totals rank 10th all-time at Drake. Story Links PDF Box Score “To concede a soft early goal on the road in such an important MVC game against the run of play put us in a position where we had to play with urgency,” said Drake head coach Lindsey Horner. “I felt our players responded appropriately and stayed confident in our game plan. We knew it was important to control the midfield and our players were very good at putting their center-mids under pressure, winning first and second balls and controlling the tempo of our attack. Ali Walls was a fantastic link for us today and it put players like Cassie (Rohan), Hannah (Bormann) and Alyssa on the ball facing goal which made for some exciting chances. UNI caught us a few times on the counter and Shannon (Steurer) had a superb night at center-back eliminating these transition moments. Aside from the miscommunication error early, Kelsie showed what a solid goalkeeper she is growing into. We will enjoy this win for tonight, and quickly turn our energy to prepare for Indiana State.” Box Score CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Senior Alyssa Brand (Skokie, Ill.) scored in the 75th minute for the Drake University women’s soccer team in a 2-1 comeback win over UNI Wednesday, Oct. 17 evening.center_img Sophomore goalkeeper Kelsie Stone (Hoffman Estates, Ill.) recorded eight saves for the Bulldogs, including two clutch stops in the final three minutes as the Panthers pushed for the equalizer. Following Wednesday’s match, Drake stays on the road as it visits Indiana State Sunday at 12 p.m. The match will be broadcast on ESPN3. Print Friendly Version Drake (6-8-1, 3-1-1 MVC) fell behind early as the Bulldogs allowed an own goal in the sixth minute. However, an own goal by UNI (7-7-2, 2-3-1 MVC) in the 23rd minute evened the score in the midweek Missouri Valley Conference match.last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal priest has hit out at a TD after she claimed that prayers should not be recited in the Dail.Fr Martin Doohan, PP of DunfanaghyParish priest of the Catholic Church in Dunfanaghy, Fr Martin Doohan, slammed the remarks made by Independent TD Clare Daly over the recital of a prayer before each Dail sitting.Deputy Daly described the recital of the prayer as ‘offensive’ and claimed it had no place in modern Ireland. Her comments sparked a heated debate in the Dáil, with fellow Independent TD Mattie McGrath calling her remarks ‘ill-judged’ and ‘baseless’.That row in the Dáil prompted Fr Doohan to speak about it during his homily to his congregation at the Holy Cross church at the weekend.When contacted about his sermon Fr Doohan told Donegal Daily “I was very surprised that she found the recital of a prayer both ‘offensive’ and outdated in modern society.“But it’s almost getting to the stage in this country where you actually need to apologise for having faith in your religion. “We live in a democratic state, and everybody’s beliefs should be recognized and respected, but for an elected representative to say that about the recital of a prayer was astonishing.“I told my congregation, that in times of illness, tragedy and death, we get strength from our Lord, and our faith can get us through the most difficult times we experience in our lives.“I said, I think we’ll stick with our Lord in times of hardship rather than Clare Daly,” he said. ‘I’LL STICK WITH OUR LORD RATHER THAN CLARE DALY,’ SAYS DONEGAL PRIEST was last modified: October 8th, 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:Clare DalydailFeaturesFr DoohanIndependent TDnewsPriestRecital of a prayerlast_img read more