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A player from Guayaquil City murdered in front of his house

first_imgGuayaquil is the most affected city due to the coronavirus, according to the Ecuadorian authorities that have prohibited mass concentrations, which has had an impact on competitions and training of athletes.The Ecuadorian Football Federation and the Liga-Pro, in compliance with that provision, suspended last March, 15th the National championships of all categories, to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. The tragic death of the young Ecuadorian soccer player recalled another similar fact happened last year, which shocked the national sport.In May 2019, Josué Quiñónez of Independiente Juniors, of series B of the national championship and branch of Independiente del Valle, was murdered during an assault, according to what the police authorities said at the time. The footballer of Guayaquil City Edwin Espinoza, 20 years old, was killed this saturday at the door of his house in the popular Guayaquil neighborhood Isla Trinitaria, south of the city, informed Efe Carlos Franco, sports director of this club of the Ecuador First Division.Espinoza was “a correct young footballer, very respectful and polite, with a great projection within Guayaquil City. I know it from 12 years when he got to the club, “added Franco. The midfielder was shot several times.” As we learned, they mistaken him for someone when he was at the door of his house today, “said the manager.Espinoza was part of the Guayaquil City reservations, which occupies the Fifth place in the Pro League, 4 points behind the leader, University Technician who has 11. The midfield player, just like the entire Guayaquil City squad and all Ecuadorian clubs, he trained at home, in compliance with decreed quarantine last March by the Government to stop the expansion of the COVID-19.last_img read more

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Ross, San Miguel put clamps on Ginebra import Brownlee

first_imgSan Miguel Beer guard Chris Ross and import Terrence Watson double teams Barangay Ginebra import Justin Brownlee. PBA IMAGESChris Ross may have given up four inches in defending Justin Brownlee, but at the end of the day, that huge height disparity was hardly a factor at all.Bringing in his scrappiness and grit, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year hounded the Ginebra import for the 42 minutes he spent on the floor to help San Miguel come away with a 107-103 victory.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled Ross is also hopeful that wins like these can finally silence critics saying that San Miguel is in a disarray.“I don’t think anything was wrong with us. We lost two games by one point. It’s not like we’re getting blown out. The game against Alaska, we got blown out, but before that, games against NLEX and Star were decided by just one possession,” he said. “I felt like we’re not playing bad even though we’re at 3-3. We’re always one possession away.”Ross agreed that looking back, the Beermen made a mistake on replacing Wendell McKines with Terik Bridgeman.But with Terrence Watson now in the fold, he believes that San Miguel is back to its old dominant self as it seeks to make it to the top four and ultimately capture the Grand Slam.“When we changed imports, I guess you could say they made the wrong decision, but I felt we’re playing good enough to win games. We’re just not making plays at the end of the game. But now that we got an import that competes and fits in well with us, plus we’re getting healthy and coach is finding our way with our rotation, then we’re starting to play a little bit better which is causing us to win games,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Break new ground Desiderio walks the talk in UP’s last-second win over UST Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES MOST READ “I was just taking the challenge,” shared Ross on Sunday. “He was really a prolific import. He puts his shirts on like I put my shorts on in the morning, so I just go out there and compete.”It may seem like a mismatch but the veteran guard showed he is the right man to slow down Brownlee, who was limited to just 14 points on 7-of-18 shooting from the field.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogRoss, who had four steals, was also stellar on the offensive end with 20 points, four rebounds and five assists.“We’re desperate for a win and Ginebra is playing great basketball, so I’m just happy that we’re able to pull this win out,” he said. “Everyone played well. We had a great game plan from coach and we’re able to squeak this one out.” Winning start Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

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Guyanese are in effect powerless

first_imgDear Editor,Reference is made to a letter from Hydar Ally titled “Term limits consistent with norms of good and accountable governance” regarding the Caribbean (CCJ) ruling in the so called third-term case.But the issue before the CCJ was not whether there should be term limits; the issue was whether the people are sovereign over Parliament or whether Parliament is sovereign over the people. To make it even more simple to understand the issue, the case was whether term limits could be approved by Parliament or must be approved by the people.The Guyana courts ruled that people are sovereign and must approve term limits in a referendum. The CCJ overturns that ruling granting sovereignty to the Parliament.The matter could have been settled very easily by holding a referendum rather than spending tens of millions of dollars on legal fees and other costs.The people could have been empowered to decide the issue.As experience around the world has shown – including Zimbabwe, to which Ally makes reference – that government must never be trusted. People should have ultimate power and not their governments or the Legislature (Parliament).In countries where people are empowered, the countries do well. For comparison, in the US where hundreds of thousands of Diaspora Guyanese live, the US Supreme Court ruled in precedent setting cases that the people are sovereign.The US Congress (Parliament) cannot make amendments to the Constitution on its own. Many attempts to amend the Constitution by Congress failed.The Supreme Court would have none of it with the peoples’ role.The American people play a leading role to meddle with the Constitution.In the US, the people can also directly amend the Constitution without any role from Congress or the President by holding conventions state wise (statewide) and nationally. Congress or the US Government cannot play any obstructionist role in preventing the people from amending their Constitution. For Guyana, Prliament towers over the people. Guyanese are in effect powerless.Why can’t our Government allow Guyanese voters to decide on constitutional amendments or in altogether drafting a new Constitution that addressed our unique situation, including enshrining term limits?Yours faithfully,Vishnu Bisramlast_img read more

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Husband jailed for chopping wife to death

first_imgAfter brutally chopping his wife to death in 2016 and later admitting to the gruesome crime, 44-year-old Althone Pitt, formerly of Chelsea Park, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara, was on Wednesday sentenced to 22 years behind bars by Justice Jo-Ann Barlow at the Demerara High Court.The dead woman, Candacy Pitt and her now convicted husband, Althone Pitt in happier timesPitt was initially slapped with a murder charge, but opted to plead guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter and a wounding charge earlier this month when he made his first court appearance. The indictment read that on June 1, 2016, he unlawfully killed 31-year-old Candacy Pitt.Reports are that on June 1, 2016, the now dead woman and her cousin, Brenda Thomas, 54, who were working with Home Safe Security Firm, were performing duties at the Bygeval Secondary School when Pitt turned up and requested to speak to his wife.According to reports, given previous threats Pitt made to his spouse, Thomas refused to give him access and it was then he carried out the gruesome attack.He first dealt two blows to Thomas and then proceeded to chop his wife, who was in the guard hut.His wife attempted to escape by running out of the school’s premises, but owing to her injuries she collapsed a short distance away as the now convicted man continued to chop her about the body until she died.After committing the act, Pitt turned up at the Mahaica Police Station where he confessed to the murder and handed over the murder weapon.During Wednesday’s hearing, Justice Barlow handed down the 22-year sentence together with an eight-year sentence for wounding Thomas. The Judge ordered that the sentences run concurrently and that Pitt be given counselling while in jail.The man was represented by Attorney-at-Law Adrian Thompson while the State was represented by Prosecutor Sarah Martin.last_img read more

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Birds use tools? Tiny bird’s-eye cams say yes

first_imgThe camera is attached to the tail feathers of the crow and bends forward to record the belly, feet and sometimes the head of the bird. “They do make tools, which is quite unusual. They do not just pick up any random twig,” Rutz explained. He said the birds select the twig they want, break it off and sometimes smooth it or bend it into a hook. They also like to use dry grass stems, which are more flexible, he said. Especially good tools were kept for future use. The crows were observed to eat an average of eight small items per hour, such as beetle larvae, small lizards and small fruits. “When you observe them, it’s astonishing,” he said. “It’s so unusual.” “One has to be careful,” Rutz added, “but just because something looks smart to the human observer doesn’t mean it is smart.” For example, he said, “We wouldn’t call a spider clever because it builds a web as a tool. ? It could be that these crows are very good at what they are doing, which is using tools.” He said the scientists are looking for environmental factors that might have selected for this behavior in the evolutionary past.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! New Caledonian crows had been known to use sticks to probe rotting trees for grubs, but they were never seen to use tools on the ground before. “The ecological niche they exploit with tools is larger than had been thought,” Rutz said of the findings published in Thursday’s online edition of the journal Science. Rutz’s research team studies New Caledonian crows in the lab where they have been known to bend wires into tools to retrieve food. They wanted to see if the crows have similar behavior in the wild. But it’s difficult to observe the birds on the Pacific island of New Caledonia both because of the heavy forests and the birds’ sensitivity to having people around. So they came up with the idea of feather-cam, a 13-gram video camera they tested on lab crows and then took to the forest. A gram is about the weight of a paper clip. By Randolph E. Schmid THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Mounting tiny video cameras to the tail feathers of crows, researchers discovered that the birds use a variety of tools to seek food – and even make their own tools by plucking, smoothing and bending twigs and grass stems. “We observed a new mode of tool use that was not known before. We saw them use tools on the ground, using a little grass stem to poke and fish into nests,” researcher Christian Rutz of England’s University of Oxford said in a telephone interview. last_img read more

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Centre of Excellence in IT planned for Gweedore

first_imgLocal Gweedore-based Tech Entrepreneur Brian Mac Gairbhigh is celebrating 10 years in business this year.We spoke to Brian about his TECHIE2U company and plans for the years to come:I run an I.T. Support company here called TECHIE2U. We have been providing Tech support to Residential and Business clients in the Gaeltacht and wider Donegal community and beyond for a decade now. My own history is mainly in Information Technology I trained in LYIT back in 2001. I worked in LYIT on work placement and worked in Údarás na Gaeltachta as their Technical Support Administrator for the Gweedore Branch.I found it difficult to find a full-time job in I.T. back then in Donegal so I ended up working as a consultant before eventually hitting a wall like many of the companies I support, and that was of course the 2008 recession.There was very little happening here in Gweedore back then, most of the news was negative of company and factory closures, many of my friends emigrated at this point but I decided to make a stand here, so I decided to start my own small Tech Support business back in 2009.Brian Mac Gairbhigh – TECHIE2UI must admit back then many of the residential/home clients were struggling just as much as the businesses I supported. It was a bleak and challenging period for both the Business and I. However, as a fluent Irish speaker surprisingly I believe the language completely, unexpectedly helped me an awful lot as Gaeltacht based clients seemed much more comfortable communicating with me through the medium of Irish. Since then I have grown the business to a point where I have thousands of clients in Donegal and beyond. I really enjoyed helping local companies with their I.T. Systems helping them operate safely and more efficiently and even helping some of them out when they were hit with serious ransomware viruses or in some cases had total hardware failure.Over the years I have lost count of the number of companies I have potentially saved from catastrophe in losing their own business files and indeed client information.During the recession even though I could have earned an awful lot more abroad I managed to actually buck the trend and start and grow my own business which of course brought its own reward and gave me a great sense of achievement and purpose as well as building a tremendous network of business clients.Thankfully I have seen green shoots beginning to appear in Donegal in the last two years, the business scene in the ground here is experiencing growth and becoming more vibrant. So even though I am an outspoken critic of Dublin centric policy in this county, I believe that there is a bright future here in west Donegal. I moved into a state of the art €12 Million business hub here in Gweedore last year called GTEIC, it is run by Údarás na Gaeltachta and has been a great help to me as there are state of art fibre broadband and office facilities.Údarás na Gaeltachta’s gteic @Gaoth Dobhair. Photo Clive WassonPart of the attraction for moving into this building is not just the facilities but also the high calibre of the companies and people that work within them here. We have multinational satellite branches here for companies such as Pramerica and Optum also for that very reason, as well as other solo entrepreneurs I can count on for advice. As a solo entrepreneur it is great to add structure to my business and meet with fellow professionals from different industries and professions some of whom are returning after being away working abroad for over a decade. That, combined with the highly talented and educated local people, is an unbeatable combination. I believe there are the makings of many world-class-beating enterprises here that just need a little encouragement to flourish.So I am looking at the future and hope to be able to make maximum use out of this facility and employ people as I want to change the negative view some people have of west Donegal, that it is isolated and indeed very much not at the races in real business terms.That is not the case as I have recently started providing outsourced I.T. services to companies as far away as America and Canada I am able to do this from the Business park here in Gweedore remotely over the internet. Location is no longer a barrier, the world is increasing becoming a very small place.Brian Mac Gairbhigh – TECHIE2UI believe it is very important to document and write down your goals so you can document and hold yourself accountable and move towards achieving them, so with this in mind I plan to establish a centre for IT Excellence here in Gweedore. I regularly carry out cybersecurity audits with Donegal companies before I take them on as a Managed Services Contract client, many have had a tough time getting through the recession and understandably have failed to upgrade or replace their I.T. Systems and equipment. Many of them simply do not understand the risks they are taking with their own and client’s information. I plan to change that and let them focus on what they do best. In most parts of the world companies have being using cloud services for over a decade now, many Irish companies I audit are using systems that are outdated it would be fair to say most Irish companies are about 15 years behind the United States and most parts of the world in how we operate our small businesses. I believe it is high time to change that I firmly believe in a cloud first policy this is without doubt the best and safest way to run any SMB in 2019.Get in touch with Brian at Techie2u by visiting www.techie2u.ie or calling 086 375 6907Centre of Excellence in IT planned for Gweedore was last modified: May 7th, 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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Revealed! Most Premier League White Hart Lane appearances by a Tottenham player

first_img 1. Darren Anderton (1992-2004) – 148 White Hart Lane appearances in the Premier League 10 10 3. Aaron Lennon (2005-2015) – 135 White Hart Lane appearances in the Premier League 9. Teddy Sheringham (1992-1997 and 2001 to 2003) – 114 White Hart Lane appearances in the Premier League 10 5. Sol Campbell (1992-2001) – 124 White Hart Lane appearances in the Premier League 10 4. Ledley King (1999-2012) – 135 White Hart Lane appearances in the Premier League 10. Stephen Carr (1993-2004) – 112 White Hart Lane appearances in the Premier League – Click the right arrow above to see who has feature the most since 1992… 6. Ian Walker (1989-2001) – 121 White Hart Lane appearances in the Premier League 10 10 10 7. Robbie Keane (2002-2008 and 2009-2011) – 120 White Hart Lane appearances in the Premier League 10 8. Michael Dawson (2005-2014) – 118 White Hart Lane appearances in the Premier League Tottenham Hotspur bid farewell to White Hart Lane on Sunday as they play their final game in the grand old stadium.Spurs will host Manchester United before paying homage to heroes past and present who have graced the turf.Former players will take to the field for once last time to be lauded by the Tottenham faithful.But, during the Premier League era, which stars have played the most matches for Tottenham at White Hart Lane? Click the right arrow above to find out… 2. Jermain Defoe (2004-2008 and 2009-2014) – 141 White Hart Lane appearances in the Premier League 10 10last_img read more

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TRAGIC DEATH OF BROTHER OF DONEGAL ANTI-AUSTERITY CAMPAIGNER

first_imgTributes are flowing in for the brother of leading Donegal anti-austerity campaigner Ryan Stewart.Ryan’s younger brother Michael died following a tragic accident on the island of Jersey at the weekend.The Buncrana-based campaigner paid tribute to his younger brother on social media sites last night. “It appears to have been a tragic accident,” said Ryan. “We are all devastated.”  TRAGIC DEATH OF BROTHER OF DONEGAL ANTI-AUSTERITY CAMPAIGNER was last modified: March 19th, 2012 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:MICHAEL STEWARTRyan Stewartlast_img read more

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LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTES

first_imgSelf-Management CourseThe HSE is providing a self-management course for people with long term conditions and Carers of people with long term conditions that promotes self-care.  Self-care means looking after yourself and your general health so that you can manage your life and not just your condition. The course is free of charge and is run over six weekly sessions, each lasting 2 ½hours.  Courses are being provided acrossthe county.  If you would like some more information on this course or would like to book a place on a course, you can contact the HSE Consumer Services Department on 9189016 or email paula.quinn@hse.ie All enquiries are welcome. Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 11th Apr 05,09,21,23. No jackpot winner 2 match 3 Nos: €50 each John Joseph Trearty, Creeslough. Dessie o Donnell, Letterkenny. Next week’s jackpot €2875. Tickets from any committee member €2. Go raibh maith agaibh.Tyrconnel Martyrs Flute BandBand practice in the hall as usual on Tue @ 7pm Learn to play the flute or drum. New members always welcome. Contact Patrick on 086 2366004 or just turn up on the night. St. Mary’s GAABingo in Hall Tues @ 9 lotto results for 10/04/12 Denis Mc Elhill c/ Jack Blake Shelia Given Convoy, Martin Mc Namee, Convoy Jack Gillespie Killygordon, Rosaleen Houston Convoy, 5 with 2 counties  Next Week’s €4400 Lotto’s available from any committee members. Congrats to all who received their prizes from the Development Draw on SaturdayDrumkeen UtdOur 35th Anniversary Free Members draw will take place in Jameson’s Bar on Fri 4th May 2012.18 prizes to be won. Tickets €10 each or 3 for €20. All proceeds in aid of new Astro Turf training pitch. Tickets available from any club member or at the clubhouse (074 9134208)Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608. Birthdays, Anniversaries etc.Is there something happening in the area you think should be highlighted or if anyone would like a birthday or anniversary mentioned in the notes here on donegaldaily.com, also any photo’s you would like published please feel free to email them to drumkeennotes@gmail.comDrumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included please emaildrumkeennotes@gmail.com (Deadline Sun @ 6pm) LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: April 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTESlast_img read more

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Funeral arrangements announced for Aisling O’Connor, RIP

first_imgYoung Donegal student Aisling O’Connor, who died following a tragic kayaking accident, will be laid to rest later this week.Aisling (aged 21), from Ballyshannon, passed away on Monday – two days after an incident on a university trip in Co. Kerry.Her funeral (Mass of Resurrection) will take place on Saturday 9th November at St Joseph’s Church the Rock, Ballyshannon at 12noon. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. A wake will be held at the family home in Abbey, Ballyshannon on Thursday from 6pm until 9pm and on Friday from 1pm until 9pm.House private please to the family on the morning of the funeral.Aisling is survived by her mother Sorcha Begley, Ballyshannon and David O’Connor, Cork, her brothers Ciaran, Matthew and sisters Clodagh and Maeve.Tributes continue to pour in for the popular young woman, who was in her third year of an Industrial Biochemistry degree at University of Limerick. It was announced yesterday that Aisling will be giving the gift of life to save others through organ donation. Her father David, in a heartfelt tribute sent to Cork radio station 98fm, said: “Incredibly, within 10 minutes of her being pronounced dead yesterday, the liver transplant team identified Aisling as a perfect match for a patient of theirs. Even in death, Aisling continues to care for, enrich and help others in need. “ Funeral arrangements announced for Aisling O’Connor, RIP was last modified: November 10th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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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