The man who was strangled to death on Saturday night on Church Street, Queenstown, Georgetown, after being involved in a fight with another man has been identified as 32-year-old Jason Jabharry Bowen.According to Police, at about midday on Monday, his mother, Ingrid Bowen, who is a security guard, identified his body. The Police said that the woman related that her son lives at Camp Street, Georgetown.On Saturday night, at about 21:38h, Jason Jabharry Bowen and a 24-year-old male of A Field Sophia were involved in a scuffle when the suspect wrapped a belt around the man’s neck and proceeded to strangle him.Public-spirited persons who witnessed the altercation rushed to render assistance but by then, it was too late. The man was dead while the murder suspect attempted to flee the scene.However, persons managed to grab onto the assailant and restrain him. The police were called and he was handed over.The dead man was found clad in short camouflage pants, a blue jersey and a pair of fawn-coloured “Clarks” footwear.
The result was a bittersweet feeling for Cranston who wanted to continue Alberta’s run of success in volleyball as of late but the accomplishments of his team is something he is well aware of. “It sucked when we came second. That’s not what we had in mind at all going into that tournament. Alberta has had a very successful year in terms of volleyball winning both men’s and women’s college nationals and men’s CIS national titles so it’s something we wanted to maintain,” he stated. “In the end it’s something to be proud of as I look back on it now. It was a great tournament and a great experience. It’s too bad we couldn’t win it but that’s still something to be very proud of to be second nationally ranked. I’m proud and happy with my team.”The tournament serves as an audition for players taking part to potentially join the national team in the future. To qualify for the final roster Cranston was part of a group of 30 players invited to two try outs in Edmonton in Calgary. The roster for the tournament was the selected based off of the showings of each player. With Fort St. John being located in the north part of B.C. near Alberta, Cranston explained it was always easier going to Alberta to further develop his game than stay in the province. “Growing up going through the club system, Fort St. John was always so far north that it made a lot more sense to participate in the Alberta Volleyball Association rather than go to the B.C. club tournaments. I got an invite for this team and Alberta is a powerhouse in terms of volleyball. I had been away from B.C. for a few years with not going to school in B.C. and being in Grande Prairie for club volleyball and school volleyball,” he said.- Advertisement -Cranston played the role of setter on the team and started a few games as well. It was the first time he took part in the tournament but he didn’t feel nervous on the court.“Nerves wise it’s something that I’ve gotten use to at this point. I’m at a level now where that’s something you should have under control. I always have those nerves and they’ll always be there but they don’t really affect me too much any more with the level I’m playing at now,” he explained. The team breezed through the round robin portion of the tournament with wins over Manitoba, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and the Ontario under 18 squad. Their play earned them a bye into the semi final against B.C. and moved on to face the Ontario under 19 team in the final. The under 19 team proved to be too difficult of a task as they won 25-20, 28-26, and 25-23.Advertisement
0Shares0000Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (R) shoots to score their second goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Newcastle United at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on December 26, 2018. © AFP / Paul ELLISJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jan 7 – Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is set to be named 2018 African Player of the Year for a second successive time at a gala awards ceremony in Senegal Tuesday.The sharpshooter is competing against fellow English Premier League stars, Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane from Senegal and Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal. Consistent scorer Salah has already won the 2018 BBC African Footballer of the Year prize and it would be a shock if he did not add to his collection of individual honours in Dakar.Should he be confirmed as the best footballer in Africa once again, Salah will become the first player from the north of the continent to claim back-to-back titles.Ivorian Yaya Toure, Samuel Eto’o from Cameroon and Senegalese El Hadji Diouf achieved the feat in a competition first staged 48 years ago with Malian Salif Keita voted number one.Manchester City midfielder Toure, the younger brother of former Arsenal defender Kolo, went on to finish first four times in a row from 2011.Eto’o and Ghanaian Abedi ‘Pele’ Ayew are also four-time Player of the Year winners, but not in consecutive years.Paris-based France Football magazine organised the annual award until the mid-1990s when the Confederation of African Football (CAF) took over.Votes from national team and selected club coaches, CAF officials and unnamed ‘experts’ count toward deciding who lifts the trophy.Salah scored 44 goals in all competitions for Liverpool last season, his first at Anfield after moving from Italian Serie A outfit Roma.– Slow start –After a slow start to the 2018/2019 campaign, the right-side attacker has netted 13 goals, one less than Aubameyang and Tottenham Hotspur and England star Harry Kane.The Egyptian also scored the winning goal against Napoli at Anfield last month that took Liverpool to the knockout phase of the Champions League at the expense of the Italian club.Salah had less success with Egypt last year as injury ruled him out of the loss to Uruguay at the start of the World Cup in Russia.He did score against both Russia and Saudi Arabia, but the north Africans were beaten in both matches and exited without securing even one point.Later in the year, Salah scored twice but failed to convert two penalties as the Pharaohs ran riot at home to Niger in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, winning 6-0.Aubameyang, the son of former Gabon star Pierre, has made the top three for the fifth successive year, finishing second in 2014, then first, second and third.Mane was third behind Algerian Riyad Mahrez and Aubameyang in 2016 and second last year, 118 points adrift of Salah.Madagascar and Mauritania, first-time qualifiers for the Cup of Nations, will compete with Uganda for the national team of the year award.Asisat Oshoala from reigning African champions Nigeria is seeking a third straight victory in the Women’s Footballer of the Year category.Her rivals are compatriot Francisca Ordega, and Chrestinah Kgatlana from South Africa, runners-up to Nigeria in the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Cllr Frank McBreartyThe current levels of funding given to students from the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) Grant is not enough and unfairly distributed, claims Cllr Frank Mc Brearty.The Raphoe councillor said SUSI, which processes grant applications, only approves funding for students under certain criteria including household income, receipt of social welfare benefits, living arrangements etc.Cllr Mc Brearty commented “There are essentially two things wrong with the current SUSI payment, one; thousands of students are denied grants every year due to, in my opinion, an unfair income bracket and two; the amount given to students is not enough” A survey was carried out by the Irish League of Credit Unions which found that parents spend an average of at least €421 every month on their college-going children and that the vast majority find it difficult to meet the cost.Households on an income of an average of €39,000 plus are eligible for the grant.“This should be higher, these families need the grant but so do families who earn more than this. The criteria for the grant is completely wrong, when you take in the expenses of family life; a mortgage, car costs, taxes, the water tax to name but a few, this is leaving a lot of Irish families struggling to pay for their kids to go to college” commented Cllr Mc BreartyFor those students who cannot depend on their parents for money, this can seriously affect their education. SpunOut.ie Ireland’s youth information website says “The grant isn’t enough money to live on. You’re going to have to use savings from a summer job, a part-time job, and support from parents or bank loans to get through college with more than beans to eat!” “I have young children who go to college and I know the struggles of families and the expense of third level education. In most cases the SUSI grant wouldn’t even cover the cost of rent”“I want to stand up for those families, I want our young people to be educated, so they have the option to follow in the careers they want and contribute to our economy” commented Cllr Mc BreartySTUDENT GRANTS ARE NOT ENOUGH AND UNFAIRLY DISTRIBUTED – McBREARTY was last modified: February 16th, 2016 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:Cllr Frank McBreartydonegalstudent grants
A group of juveniles used a social networking app to lure a man to Newtowncunningham, where he was attacked and robbed, Letterkenny District Court heard.Two men, from Newtown, who were juveniles at the time of the alleged incident, appeared before the court, each charged with robber, assault causing harm and criminal damage. A third man, who was said to be with the defendants at the time, had previously been dealt with outside of court.Inspector Barry Doyle told the Court that the injured part was temporarily resident in Derry at the time.Inspector Doyle said the victim logged onto Grindr Xtra, a social networking site, and was in contact with a person, who identified them as a 17-year-old male.The man went to Newtowncunningham by taxi and appeared at an area known locally as The Castle.He was accompanied, Inspector Doyle, said, to a derelict building where he was attacked and robbed after two males ‘emerged from hidden positions with a large baton’.An iPhone 6, valued at £700 sterling, was stolen and the phone was damaged by a baseball bat.Three men, two of whom were before the court, were alleged to have taken from the victim €10, £10 sterling and 600 Thai Baht before being given a ‘small amount of money’ to get a taxi.The man was taken to Altnagelvin Hospital where he received a stitch for a cut on his left eyebrow.Judge Paul Kelly said there was ‘quite an amount of pre-meditation’ in the case.Judge Kelly accepted jurisdiction in the case.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said that the degree of injuries was ‘not excessive’ and noted that the complainant in the case was not amenable to the court.“No-one knows where he is and time is progressing,” Mr Dorrian said.“There is a major factor in that the injured party is not amenable to the court. That presents a significant problem for the prosecution going forward.”The case was adjourned to the November 6th sitting of the court.Man robbed, assaulted after being lured to Newtown on Grindr Xtra, Court hears was last modified: September 12th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Grindr XtraletterkennyLetterkenny District CourtNewtowncunningham
A 10 year old girl, who went missing for a number of hours, has been found safe and well.The girl went missing from her home on the outskirts of Stranorlar around 5pm this evening.Her disappearance was made known to Gardai who set up a number of checkpoints in and around the Twin Towns area. Uniformed Gardai as well as detectives stopped cars and took the names and addresses of motorists.A number of local people also organised searches through fields in and around the young girl’s house.One motorist who was stopped told Donegal Daily: “At first I thought it was just a checkpoint for tax or whatever.“I heard later that a wee girl was missing. It turned out Gardai were very concerned, so I’m delighted she is safe and back with her family.” It is understood the girl was located at just before 8.30pm and her anxious family was informed.It is still unclear as to where the girl was while she was missing from her family.Gardai are liaising with the family after the incident.One local mother told us: “For three or four hours it was very scary but thankfully she was found.” MISSING 10-YEAR-OLD TWIN TOWNS GIRL FOUND SAFE AND WELL was last modified: November 16th, 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:MISSING 10-YEAR-OLD TWIN TOWNS GIRL FOUND SAFE AND WELLStranorlartwin towns
QAIM, Iraq – U.S. troops battled insurgents holed up in houses and driving explosives-laden vehicles in a second town near the Syrian border Sunday, killing 28 in an expansion of their 2-day-old offensive chasing al-Qaida fighters along the Euphrates River valley, the military said. Al-Qaida in Iraq claimed to have taken two Marines captive during the fighting and threatened to kill them within 24 hours unless all female Sunni detainees are released from U.S. and Iraqi prisons in the country. The U.S. military said the claim appeared false. “There are no indications that the al-Qaida claims … are true,” said Multinational Force West, the command in the region. It said it was conducting checks “to verify that all Marines are accounted for.” Even as the fighting continued, political differences among Iraqi leaders deepened ahead of the crucial Oct. 15 national vote on a new constitution. Iraq’s Kurdish president, Jalal Talabani, called on the Shiite prime minister to step down over accusations he is monopolizing power in the government and ignoring his Kurdish coalition partners’ demands, a spokesman for Talabani’s Patriotic Union of Kurdistan said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The U.S. military says al-Qaida in Iraq, the country’s most fearsome insurgent group, has turned the area near the border into a “sanctuary” and a way station for foreign fighters entering from Syria. In Karabilah, Marines clashed with insurgents who opened fire from a building on Sunday in a firefight that killed eight militants, the military said. The move into Karabilah widened the sweep launched a day earlier by 1,000 Marines, soldiers and sailors, starting with nearby Sadah – a tiny village about eight miles from the Syrian border. Most of the militants appeared to have slipped out of Sadah before the force moved in, and hundreds of the village’s residents fled into Syria ahead of the assault. There was “virtually no opposition” in Sadah, the Marine commander in western Anbar province, Col. Stephen W. Davis, told The Associated Press. At least 28 militants were killed in fighting Sunday, Davis said, bringing the two-day toll among insurgents to 36. There have been no serious U.S. casualties in the operation, he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
An extensive search operation was launched yesterday (Sat) by the Gardaí in the Twin Towns, it has emerged. The Rescue 118 helicopter and Gardaí were dispatched on Saturday night, with other agencies also involved.It is not understood at this time the nature of the operation in Ballybofey/Stranorlar area. We will bring you more as we get it.Extensive search operation launched in Twin Towns overnight was last modified: September 8th, 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)
Scratch that — they’re a step behind square one, … The Warriors said that they were going to re-establish old, championship-level habits. They were going to focus, play with energy, and treat every game like it mattered for the final few weeks of the regular season.That focus, energy, and care lasted one game.It seems that new habits — like indifference and lollygagging — die hard, too.So following an embarrassing home loss to the Suns on Sunday, the Warriors are back at square one.
South Africa’s pavilion at the Shanghai Expo attracted about 3-million visitors. (Image: Mediaclubsouthafrica.com)South Africa’s image as a globally competitive nation has received a major boost from its successful participation in the Shanghai Expo, the government said.Since the expo opened on 1 May 2010, about 3-million people have flocked to the country’s pavilion, which South Africa’s Minister of Home Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma visited on 18 July.More than 190 countries have had a presence at the six-month-long expo, which is the biggest of its kind in the world. It will come to an end on 31 October.“We are sure that the combination of our participation in the Shanghai Expo and the 2010 Fifa World Cup has totally rebranded South Africa to the world,” Dlamini-Zuma said during her visit to the Chinese city.“Not only has South Africa been rebranded, it has also been exposed to a lot of people, especially young people around the world and this has created a better understanding of South Africa and Africa.”The joint African pavilion has attracted about 10-million people over the last few months.These massive turnouts “indicated the interest that the world has taken in Africa and South Africa”, said Dlamini-Zuma, adding that the country has presented itself as a rising modern economy and one of great industrial and scientific power in Africa.The minister said South Africa has proven itself to be a country that’s ready for trade. “South Africa is open for business and ready to serve as a gateway to the rest of Africa.”She tipped the local private sector, which has had a major presence at the expo, to cash in on the exposure it received to further contribute to the country’s economic growth. “This will ensure government delivers on its mandate to improve the lives of all our people.”More South African cities could have been represented at the expo to showcase the country’s urban diversity, Dlamini-Zuma said. “We think that in future, more cities must participate in these expos.”Boost for business cooperationAbout 72 South African organisations have exhibited at the expo, representing sectors like mining, information and communications technology, energy and agro-processing, among a range of other industries.Participation by South Africa’s private sector will strengthen economic ties between the country and China, Dlamini-Zuma said. “We are confident there will be further conversations between these business houses and we will see cooperation in a variety of areas.”As it is, China and South Africa have a healthy trade relationship, with the burgeoning Asian power surpassing the US as South Africa’s biggest trading partner in 2009. “China is one of South Africa’s strategic partners,” Dlamini-Zuma confirmed.Every cent was worth itSouth Africa’s government is predicting lucrative economic spinoffs from exhibiting in Shanghai. “It is too early to calculate the impact of the expo on our economy, but I am confident we will begin to see very positive effects,” the minister said.“All in all, we think every penny spent on organising and participating in this expo has been worth it.”Organisers at the South African pavilion are currently hosting fashion shows, where local designers can show off their latest trends.Throughout the expo South African musicians have fired up Shanghai stages. Jazz maestro Don Laka and flautist Wouter Kellerman are still due to perform in the city. “Our culture has also been showcased … through the performances rendered by South African artists,” Dlamini-Zuma added.Like the line-up of artists, various exhibitions are in the pipeline. “We will also present science, climate change and environmental initiatives. These activities will continue,” South Africa’s Consul-General to Shanghai, Vika Khumalo, said in a statement.