Body found in Pomeroon River identified

first_imgOne week after the body of a man was discovered floating in the Pomeroon River, it has been identified as that of Orlando Naughton of Charity Squatting Area, Pomeroon. According to information received, Keith Naughton, father of the now dead man, visited the Charity Police Station, and informed the ranks that the body that was retrieved from the river was suspected to be that of his 26-year-old son. As such, the devastated father was taken to the mortuary where he positively identified the body.Guyana Times understands that the deceased man was an alcoholic who worked as a labourer at the Charity Waterfront.The grieving father revealed that his son lived alone at Charity and he was last seen alive two Fridays ago.Reports revealed that the body was seen floating face down next to a boat last Monday by a farmer in the vicinity of Grant Stelling, Hope, Lower Pomeroon.As such, residents were alerted and the Police were summoned. The body was then recovered from the water and taken to the Suddie Mortuary, where a post-mortem examination was scheduled to be performed. There was no identification attached to the body at the time it was found.It was revealed that there were no marks of violence to determine whether foul play was involved in the death of Naughton.last_img read more

McDAID URGES COUNCIL TO KEEP BONAGEE LINK ROAD HIGH ON THE AGENDA

first_imgCllr James Pat Mc Daid asked the Council to write to the Minister to seek a commitment of funding for the continuation of the planning process, CPOs and a full EIS (Environmental Impact Study) for the Bonagee Link Road outside Letterkenny.Cllr James Pat McDaidThe council acquired Martins filling station and part of the Unifi car park for this project so they have already given a commitment to it, he said.However, Cllr Mc Daid said that this isn’t good enough as there has been no progress in relation to this project ever since. All the relevant studies has been carried out and a cost benefit analysis to prove that this project would be very beneficial to the economic development of Letterkenny.“Letterkenny really needs this second bridge as it would do so much for the Town and all surrounding areas. For example, this would relieve the traffic congestion very significantly around the town and it would also save the road users a lot of time while travelling up towards the mountain top and also to out the Ramelton Rd.”Cllr Mc Daid went onto to say that this project has been kept in the dark for long enough.“We seen the effects of the traffic congestion in past times when the road had to be closed due to traffic accidents. The town was completely blocked and as a result people missed hospital appointments, were late for school and work, and missed flights to name a few. If we had this Bonagee link road this wouldn’t have happened.” He said this project must be a priority for the growing town of Letterkenny.“It has been 25 years since the dual carriage way has been opened and that’s as far as we have got. The Manor round about to Lifford road is another road which needs to be a priority this is a very poor road which is subject to a lot of critics due to traffic when leading into a town the size of Letterkenny,” he concluded McDAID URGES COUNCIL TO KEEP BONAGEE LINK ROAD HIGH ON THE AGENDA was last modified: April 18th, 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:Bonagee Link RoadCllr James Pat McDaiddonegallast_img read more

Pictures of Sunny Leone, elephant, deer replace voters in UP voters list

first_imgThe district administration of Ballia in Uttar Pradesh was left embarrassed after images of an elephant, a deer, a pigeon and pornstar-turned-Bollywood actress Sunny Leone found their way into a revised voter list uploaded on the government website.The images were placed against the names of valid voters, whose original photos had been replaced.The rest of the details, including the addresses, however, were intact. Among the 7-8 voters whose photos were found tampered with was Narad Rai, former minister in the Samajwadi Party government. The photograph of an elephant was carried against his name in the list, while a voter named Durgawati Singh had a photo of Leone representing her.The voters belong to part 33 and 95 of the Balla Sadar Vidhan Sabha seat voter list.The anomalies were detected during the inspection of the revised voter lists that were uploaded on July 15. The election commission is carrying out the process of demarcation of voting booths and integration of voter lists, which are scheduled to be published on September 1.Additional District Magistrate Manoj Kumar Singhal told The Hindu as per initial probe, the anomaly was attributed to the mischief of a data operator, who changed the photos of at least four voters in a fit of revenge as he was “aggravated over being transferred” out of the constituency.Case against data operatorUP Chief Election Officer L. Venkateshwarlu also said that as per the probe the data operator in the district, identified as Vishnu Dev Verma, had “deliberately tampered with the voter list” with the aim of “corrupting” it.Mr. Verma was believed to be “disturbed” after he was transferred from Ballia constituency on charges of assaulting a lekhpal, said the UP CEO in a statement.Mr. Singhal said that a case has been lodged against Mr. Verma, and his services have been terminated. Mr. Verma faces charges of cheating by personation and forgery of valuable documents under Sections 419, 420, 467 and 468 of the Indian Penal Code.Mr. Singhal said the errors in the list have been corrected and will reflect in the updated list to be published on September 1.The CEO has also ordered a high-level probe into the incident and directed all districts to inspect their lists and correct all such errors before the final publication.Mr. Rai, who found his photograph replaced with that of an elephant, however, said the action taken against the data operator was not enough and that all other officials “through whom the voter list was passed” should also be punished. “The district administration is to be blamed for this. Such lapses have become common under the rule of the BJP. Voter lists are being made in a haphazard manner,” he said.last_img read more

Ravena, Alas to play bigger roles for Gilas in Castro’s absence

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Americans rally after shaky starts in women’s Olympics short program Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forum Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netYoung guns Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas will be playing bigger roles for Gilas Pilipinas in the absence of Jayson Castro against Australia on Thursday.Castro was excluded from the Philippines’ final lineup against the Aussies due to an ankle injury he sustained against Barangay Ginebra and Phoenix in the PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT “And you all know Kiefer accounted himself very well in the first window. It’s hard not having our top point guard, but this is an opportunity for Kiefer to step in and also for Kevin to get a lot more minutes than he usually gets.”Castro has always been national team’s top local performer for the longest time and his and loss is a major blow to Gilas, which faces a tall order in toppling the current 10th best team in the world, as per the Fiba ranking.But regardless of how invaluable Castro is to the team, Reyes believes Gilas can fill the void by committee.“Like we always say, there’s not one guy that can fill the big shoes of Jayson, but every other guy collectively can do so. so that’s the approach we’re going to take in tomorrow’s ball game.”ADVERTISEMENT READ: Injured Castro out for Gilas vs AussiesThe same goes for playmaker Jio Jalalon, who also didn’t make the roster due to an injury, leaving the point guard duties to Ravena and Alas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNational team coach Chot Reyes has faith in the two, who have been solid for their mother ballclub NLEX in the PBA.“They’ve been playing very well, both of them have been playing very well in the PBA,” said Reyes, who went live on Facebook for the announcement of the final lineup on Wednesday. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerscenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoiseslast_img read more

Sheila considers turning CWG stadia into sports academies

first_imgThe world-class stadia built for the Commonwealth Games in the Capital could now be used for training budding sportspersons. Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit has said her government is seriously considering setting up sports academies to make use of the 15 stadia which were either upgraded or built anew. “We are considering that we must make academies here in Delhi to use the infrastructure.Stadiums for budding playersWe should seriously, very seriously think of building academies here,” she said. Asked what the government was planning to do with these stadia, on which crores of rupees have been spent, Sheila said: “The government will have to act as a catalyst for setting up such academies under whatever model these are set up.We have got a wonderful tennis stadium. Eight courts are not a small thing, so (we must) build up tennis academies.” She also talked about the stadia built for boxing, cycling and other sports, which could be used for academies.Asked whether she favours the publicprivate-partnership (PPP) model, she responded: “What model they are bringing them up is not (an issue).” In this context, she pointed out that Delhi has language and cultural academies which are managed by the government, but they have eminent members. “To my mind broadly this should be the kind of pattern we should have so that these stadia continue to be used. When you made world-class infrastructure, we need to do it,” she said.No new taxes in the offingDelhiites can breathe easy as Dikshit has ruled out any new taxes to make up for expenses incurred on the Commonwealth Games which are estimated to have cost the nation a whopping `70,000 crore.advertisement”Don’t worry. You won’t get any new tax… At least my very firm opinion is that we don’t need to increase taxes but there is a need to make our collection system more transparent and efficient,” she said when asked whether more taxes would be levied in view of the expenses. The Delhi government is facing a serious fund crunch due to huge spending on infrastructure projects linked to the Games.According to latest official estimates, about `15,000 crore were spent by the city government for improving infrastructure facilities ahead of the sporting extravaganza. The Commonwealth Games, according to reports, have cost the nation about `70,000 crore which include expenses by different ministries besides the Delhi Government.The efforts, Dikshit said, will be made to improve the tax collection system and make it more transparent and efficient so that revenue earning can be increased in the remaining period of the current fiscal.–With inputs from PTIlast_img