Forty-nine-year-old William Light, who is already spending 47 years behind bars for killing two persons during a rampage at Charlestown, Georgetown, was handed another 18 years for wounding two others in the October 26, 2010 Russell Street, Georgetown attack.He appeared before High Court Justice Brassington Reynolds unrepresented on Tuesday and pleaded guilty to two separate counts of maliciously wounding Sean DeSouza and Rajesh Persaud.Justice Reynolds ordered that the two sentences run concurrently for Light. He is mentally challenged and is a psychiatric patient, his probation report revealed.When the man went berserk almost eight years ago, Cedric Blackman and Ann Cham-A-Koon were killed.
WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush has a one-word response to Democrats who want to set a timetable for a troop wthdrawal from Iraq. Veto. Legislation to withdraw U.S. combat troops from Iraq cleared its first Senate hurdle Wednesday, but Republicans confidently predicted they would soon defeat it and Bush backed them up with a veto threat. The legislation, calling for combat troops to return home over the next 12 months, “would hobble American commanders in the field and substantially endanger America’s strategic objective of a unified federal democratic Iraq,” the White House said in a written statement. The strong veto message underscored the intensifying struggle between the administration and the new Democratic-controlled Congress and came on a day in which the Pentagon conceded in a report that “some elements of the situation in Iraq are properly descriptive of a civil war.” Bush and other administration officials have avoided saying that U.S. troops had been thrust into the midst in a civil war among Iraqis. By whatever name, the war has so far has claimed the lives of more than 3,100 U.S. troops, cost more than $300 billion and propelled congressional Democrats to power in last fall’s elections. Democrats in the House and Senate are advancing different bills calling for the withdrawal of troops. Bush has threatened to veto both. In the House, Democratic leaders said they were building support behind legislation to require the withdrawal of troops by Sept. 1, 2008, if not sooner. That plan faces its first test vote Thursday in the Appropriations Committee, and Democrats circulated a letter of support from retired Gen. Wesley Clark, the former NATO commander who ran for president in 2004. In contrast with the House bill, the Senate measure lacks a firm deadline for an end to U.S. participation in combat. It says a withdrawal should begin within 120 days “with the goal of redeploying, by March 31, 2008, all United States combat forces from Iraq except” for those needed for non-combat roles. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
JOB VACANCY: A leading Donegal care home facility is seeking to recruit a staff nurse on a part time basis to join their professional, experienced and hardworking team.Management at St Eunan’s Nursing home, based on the Ramelton Road, Letterkenny need a registered NMBI nurse to join their workforce.St Eunan’s Nursing Home has earned a stellar reputation over the years for providing brilliant care to everybody who has attended their care home. Job Title: Part Time Staff NurseJob Requirements:It is essential to be registered as a Nurse with NMBI.Successful candidate needs to be reliable, professional, hardworking and efficient.Salary will be based on experience.If you’re interested in applying for this position then please e-mail your CV to the Director of Nursing at firstname.lastname@example.orgOr alternatively by post to Director of Nursing, St Eunan’s Nursing Home, Ramelton Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Job Vacancy: Donegal nursing home seeks part-time nurse was last modified: July 5th, 2017 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) Tags:healthjobNURSEnursing homeSt Eunan’s Nursing HomeVacancy
Highland High’s boys’ basketball team set several goals at the beginning of the season. The Bulldogs on Friday can accomplish one of them: winning a Golden League title. All that is standing in the way of second-place Highland (15-10 overall, 7-3 Golden) is tonight’s game against fifth-place Palmdale (8-15, 5-5) and Friday’s showdown against first-place Lancaster (16-10, 8-2). Victories in both games would clinch at least a share of the title. “We understand what needs to be done,” Highland coach Jeff Smith said. “We can’t look past Palmdale. If we do, we’re in trouble. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “If we get by Palmdale, the Lancaster game will be the biggest game these kids have ever been a part of.” Lancaster carries some momentum, with a five-game league winning streak (by an average 11.4 points) and victories in nine of its past 11 games. The Eagles moved into the Daily News’ Top 20 for the first time last week; they are No. 19. Highland has won seven of its past eight games. The only loss was a one-pointer against Lancaster in mid-January. “We want a league title and (to) make a deep run in the playoffs,” Smith said. “Another one of our goals is to make it to the (Southern Section) quarterfinals. “We’re playing our best basketball of the season right now. We’re starting to execute for 32 minutes everyday. We’re peaking at the right time.” Southern Section playoff brackets will be unveiled Sunday. Long-distance threat: Raymond Cody has been pivotal for Antelope Valley (14-11, 6-4), which quietly has put together a solid season and is tied for third place with Quartz Hill (13-13, 6-5), the defending league champions, entering the final week of the regular season. Cody, a 6-foot-4 junior wing, leads the league in 3-pointers – he’s connected on 39 – and is fifth in scoring (14.3 points per game). The top four: Quartz Hill’s Andrew Dantzler (15.0), Highland’s Deno Anderson (16.1), Lancaster’s Robert Arnold (16.3) and Quartz Hill’s Troy Ross (17.5). Cody leads the Antelopes tonight at Lancaster and Friday at home against Quartz Hill. A.V. then heads to the playoffs, provided it finishes among the Golden League’s top four. Sean Ceglinsky, (818) 713-3607 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
By Paul McLaughlin, Ballaghdearg Garden CentreStrange as it may seem, given the amount of rainfall we get in Donegal each year, one of the most common causes of plant death in this area is a lack of water.Given the current dry spell and the fact that our climate is constantly changing to give us dryer, hotter summers this problem is only going to get worse. Plants suffering the effects of drought will usually begin to look tired and their leaves will wilt and become limp.If the lack of water persists then the leaves will turn yellow then brown at the edges and eventually fall off. The effect of drought on plants can vary between different types and can also depend on its severity of the water shortage, but most plants will attempt to tell the gardener when drought sets in by showing at least some of these symptoms.When a plant is suffering from a lack of water it usually stops growing as it has to put all its efforts into just staying alive.As the situation worsens its flowers and leaves will shrivel up, its fruit drops off and ultimately the plant will wither away and die. When looking for signs of drought it is good to remember that drought tends to affect plants from the top down or from the outside inwards. It is also an unfortunate fact that many of the symptoms of drought are quite similar to symptoms of over watering, which can also be fatal to plants.Nevertheless it is as easy as dipping your finger in the soil to check which of the problems is at work in your case.When watering your plants it is vitally important to use the right amount to help your plants through prolonged dry periods. In dry conditions plants should be watered at least once a day preferably in the early morning or in the evening, as watering when the day has cooled off helps to reduces evaporation and in extreme cases scorching.However, if you find that a plant looks like it is wilting and suffering from the effects of drought during the day then don’t wait and water it immediately. It is important to remember that if you have an automatic watering system on a timer, to adjust it to take weather conditions into considerations.It also pays to remember that it is not just the sun that causes soil to dry out but also windy conditions. If you find that you don’t have the time to be watering regularly you can take measures to help conserve the water around your plants and especially in hanging baskets and containers. Mulches such as bark chippings or gravel can be added to the surface of borders or pots.These mulches work by reducing evaporation and by trapping moisture in the soil. To help keep pots and containers moist water-retentive gel can also be added to the compost. To keep pots moist you can also take the practical step of moving container plants into shaded areas during particularly warm weather to help conserve their water supply.If you find that you have a predominantly dry garden you can reduce your workload by choosing plants that suit such conditions. Plants that like dry conditions often have grey or silver foliage. Plants with thin foliage are also popular in dry conditions as the amount of water exiting via the leaves is greatly reduced.PAUL McLAUGHLIN’S GARDENING COLUMN: COPING WITH THE DRY WEATHER IN DONEGAL was last modified: July 13th, 2013 by John2Share 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:Ballaghdearg Garden CentreDONEGAL GARDENSPaul McLaughlin
Aaron Taminich added 72 yards on seven carries for the Chiefs. “It was another step for us,” Santa Fe coach Jack Mahlstede said. “Our offense was clicking pretty good. It was great.” Eric Terrazas 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Anthony Rivera was the lone bright spot for La Serna, rushing for 124 yards on 24 carries. Defense set the tone early for Santa Fe. On the game’s second play from scrimmage, an errant pitch turned into trouble for the visiting Lancers. The battle for the loose ball ended with a Santa Fe safety, with La Serna quarterback Matt Petropulos recovering the ball in the end zone. The Chiefs took immediate advantage, taking a 9-0 lead on Jackson’s 42-yard scoring run up the middle. After forcing a La Serna three- and-out, Santa Fe wrapped up its 16- point first quarter by going on a nine-play, 60-yard drive that culminated with a 1-yard run by Jackson. The loss dropped La Serna’s record to 0-2 in the Del Rio League and 4-3 overall. WHITTIER — Santa Fe High School kept its perfect season alive in impressive fashion Friday, delivering a big victory over La Serna High at Pioneer High School. The Chiefs (2-0 in the Del Rio League, 7-0 overall) enjoyed a big day on the ground, rushing for 277 yards. Aaron Jackson led the way with 83 yards on nine carries.
Gartan OETC have proposed a series of fantastic offers for the month of July.The Gartan OETC located just outside Letterkenny, is noted for its beautiful scenery and tranquil setting. For the entire month of July, management at the facility are offering you the chance to avail of a wide range of activities every Friday. You can either go canoeing or Kayaking and enjoy a delicious BBQ afterwards for just €30.If you want to book your place now then contact the centre on 074 91 37032 or visit their website www.gartan.comGartan OETC are also offering beginners courses for those that have an interest in Kayaking.Check the flyer above for details on the beginners course. DO YOU FANCY A KAYAK AND BBQ THIS FRIDAY AT GARTAN OETC?? was last modified: July 9th, 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:BBQFeaturesKayakingnewsNoticesSport
Click HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.SAN DIEGO–With a tie game and the go-ahead run at third base, Giants manager Bruce Bochy called for an intentional walk so his pitcher could face a slugger who became the first free agent to sign a $300 million contract in major league history.Seriously.Bochy’s seventh inning gamble set up a bases-loaded matchup between Giants reliever Sam Dyson and Padres third baseman Manny Machado, who led all of baseball in batted …
Click here if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants are out to mix in a few line drives with their new culture.After managing five singles, striking out 12 times and only occasionally putting barrel to ball in a 3-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday , the exuberance and optimism of 24 hours earlier was replaced by the quiet of a scoreless clubhouse.Rays starter Yonny Chirinos and relievers Adam Kolarek, Chaz Roe, Diego Castillo and Juan Alvarado …
(Visited 28 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Why did the spider cross the ocean? To colonize the Old World after it “originated” in the New World.It seems inconceivable for creatures as small as spiders to play Columbus, but they did. Their ships were rafts of vegetation, a short article in Nature said this week (Nature 485, 31 May 2012, p. 550, doi:10.1038/485550a). “A family of harvestmen that inhabits tropical forests on both sides of the Pacific Ocean originated in Mesoamerica roughly 82 million years ago,” the journal claimed. “The arachnids’ migration is a rare example of a trans-Pacific dispersal.”A genetic comparison of harvestmen from old and new worlds led Harvard scientists to conclude that the spiders got from Brazil to Indo-Pacific islands. “The creatures probably did not disperse through the break-up of the supercontinent Gondwana, so the authors speculate that they made their way across the Pacific on floating vegetation carried by ocean currents.”Let’s see if the evolutionary explanation makes sense. The spiders, we are told, “originated” in Mesoamerica. That’s really helpful, isn’t it? How did the world form? It originated. Why is there air? It originated. Where did the philosophy of origins come from? It originated. Try that at home; even your kids know you’re dodging their question.Next, we are told that the migration across the ocean is “a rare example of a trans-Pacific dispersal.” You don’t say. No kidding; once in 82 million years is pretty rare. What could have gotten into those little spidey brains in that one generation to make them want to colonize new worlds? Is this a new law of nature? If so, we should see them hopping on vegetation rafts all the time, mixing their genomes up between continents, not doing it once after originating.Evolutionists tell their tales this way because they’ve anchored their thoughts to an imaginary timeline Darwin needed, with its millions and millions of years. In their tale, a supercontinent (that “originated” who knows how) had to break up at a certain time. The spiders, who “originated” after MesoAmerica “originated,” couldn’t have just ridden the drifting continent, so they had to swim or take a cruise ship. Whatever “the authors speculate” to keep the story intact (with its millions of years) gets sanctified as science these days.These are the same people who will scoff at the Biblical Flood story as nonsense, saying there is no possible way for animals to get from the Middle East to the rest of the world. When a creation scientist offers the possibility that some of them floated on mats of vegetation, the laughter gets rip-roarin’ crazy.