Man gets 18 months jail time for pelting ex-lover with brick

first_imgOne day after a man admitted to fracturing the nose of his ex-partner during an argument, he was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for the offence.Thirty-five-year-old Leon Murray reappeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty on Tuesday, who handed down the sentence at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.When the matter was called, Murray had initially asked the Magistrate if he can compensate the victim; however, he was unable to accumulate the funds, therefore, he was sentenced for the offence, since he had admitted it.The first charge stated that on September 5, 2019 at Georgetown, he maliciously damaged one spectacle valued at $30,000 property of Shawn Solomon. The second charge stated that on September 5, 2019 at Georgetown, he inflicted grievous bodily harm on Solomon.The unrepresented man pleaded not guilty to the first charge however, he pleaded guilty to the second charge with explanation.Murray, in his pleadings to the court, had stated that Solomon pulled out two knives and started to fire chops. “It cut my hand, he then pick up a big wood and throw it on my neck. After he throw it, I got angry and picked up a big brick and throw it in his face,” Murray said.Facts on the matter stated that on September 5 at about 22:30h, the Virtual Complainant (VC) went home from work and saw Murray, after which an argument ensured. The court heard that Murray then armed himself with a brick and pelted the VC to his face. The matter was reported and the defendant was arrested.last_img read more

Fort St. John Hospital entrance reopens

first_imgThe front entrance to the Fort St. John Hospital has been successfully repaired, and is now back open for business.The entrance was closed last week, after the concrete pad had begun to erode, creating a hazard to the public.  Visitors had been using the emergency entrance to the facility during the repairs.Northern Health spokesperson Angela De Smit confirmed on Monday the repairs are complete, and the building is back to regular operations.- Advertisement –last_img

Expo to help residents be prepared

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA — The city will hold its Emergency Expo today at College of the Canyons to help residents prepare for medical and natural emergencies. This 15th annual expo is free and scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in parking lot 8 at the college, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. “The annual Emergency Expo is the perfect opportunity for families and people of all ages to enhance emergency plans and disaster supplies while having fun,” Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean said. “The city would like to encourage our community to take advantage of the numerous workshops and safety demonstrations offered at no cost.” This year’s expo has the theme “Passport to Preparedness,” and those who attend can view demonstrations and displays on emergency preparedness and a gallery of photos from disasters from around the world with information to help improve practices for preparing, responding and recovering from urgent situations. The expo will feature a car crash exhibit by Santa Clarita Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, backyard swim safety training, motorcycle safety training and search and rescue demonstrations by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. There also will be vehicle extraction demonstrations by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, emergency communications and ham radio, automated external defibrillator demonstrations and hike safety and awareness with the Mountain Lion Foundation. Other activities include the popular Quake Walk, presentations from the Southern California Earthquake Center and a visit with therapy dogs. For information, call Donna Nuzzi, the city’s emergency services supervisor, at (661) 255-4965 or visit www.santa-clarita.com.last_img read more

41st annual Gold Panning Weekend to be held at Peace Island Park August 2-4

first_imgThose who take part will do so in a number of classes, so all skill and experience levels are accommodated. The class “A” event for professionals attracts panners from around the world. In the past people  from Australia, and Holland have taken part. Competitors from the United States, and Quebec have also tried their luck as well. The professional class gets started August 4 at noon.The weekend is fun for the whole family with activities planned such as sparkle tattoos, a lollipop guess, root beer chugging, bouncy castles and a craft fair.- Advertisement -Those wanting to take part can click here to register.last_img

Manchester United legend takes up new coaching role

first_imgFormer Manchester United favourite Ruud van Nistelrooy has joined the coaching staff at his old club PSV Eindhoven.The Dutch striker hit 150 goals during five memorable years at Old Trafford before leaving for Real Madrid in 2006.He retired from football in 2012 but has been working as part of the coaching staff for the Dutch national team.But now PSV, where he made his breakthrough as a free-scoring forward, have announced that the 39-year-old will join them as the strikers coach for their Under-17, Under-19 and reserve teams.“I’ve learned a lot over the past two years about how beautiful it is to be involved as a coach starting with the Dutch national team,” Van Nistelrooy told the club’s official website.“I am very excited about my new job at PSV, where I’m going to help the young attackers to make maximum use of their qualities.” 1 Ruud van Nistelrooy with Guus Hiddink last_img read more

Crystal Palace boost! Scottish midfielder hoping to return in the next month

first_imgJames McArthur hopes to return from injury inside a month to boost Crystal Palace’s options for a period that could define their season.The midfielder has missed much of the past two months since he tore ankle ligaments during February’s home defeat by Bournemouth, and when it was feared he would miss the remainder of their campaign.Palace’s struggles have continued in his absence, but McArthur has made significant progress in recovering his fitness and could be available for their FA Cup semi-final with Watford at Wembley on April 24, and for Premier League fixtures before then as they battle to remain above the bottom three.“It’s a slow injury and it’s taken its time to heal but the target is for me to be back in three weeks,” the Scotland international told Palace’s official club website.“I think it’s going to be tight, we’re trying to push it as much as we can but it’s got to be controlled as well.”Palace’s loss to Bournemouth was their fifth in succession and though they have progressed to the final four of the cup, their run of having not won in the league since December 19 has continued, leaving them at risk of eventually joining the bottom three.Manager Alan Pardew has targeted two victories before they face Watford to secure safety, and McArthur added: “Obviously it’s been a disappointing run of results but it’s about trying to stay positive and believe that we’re a good enough team.“It’s all about that one win and if we get that win it’ll take all the pressure off. The game at West Ham is our next chance to do that, and it will suit us.“No one will expect us to go there and win and it’s a great opportunity for us to turn the season around.” James McArthur hopes to return from injury inside a month 1last_img read more

IT’S ALL IN THE ‘GENES’ AS DONEGAL WOMAN WINS TOP RESEARCH AWARD

first_imgA Ballybofey woman has been honoured for her reserach work by President Michael D Higgins.Fiona McCauley was honoured at today’s prestigious 2012 Undergraduate Awards Ceremony held in the Great Hall, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, in recognition of her outstanding academic research. Ms McCauley was joined by a further 38 winning students from across Europe, the USA, Canada and Asia.The awards ceremony marked the culmination of the Undergraduate Awards Summit, an annual three-day event that brings some of the world’s most impressive budding academics, entrepreneurs and achievers to Dublin.Addressing the attendees, patron of the awards programme, President Higgins commended the students on their remarkable achievement.“All of the submissions being recognised here today are a reassuring reminder of the great wealth of innovative and imaginative talent that exists amongst our young people – the leaders, policy makers, scientists and artists of the future. I would like to congratulate all of our awardees here today and wish them every success.” Hailing from Ballybofey, McCauley beat out international competition to be named as the winner in the Life Sciences category for her research paper Gene Silencing.Returning to college as a mature student, McCauley recently graduated with a first class honours Degree in Bio-Analytical Science from LYIT.She is currently studying for an MSc in Biomedical Science at University of Ulster, where her research focuses on the identification of micro-RNA biomarkers for prostate cancer.A “junior Nobel Prize”, the Undergraduate Awards is an Irish initiative that aims to identify and connect the world’s top students.This year’s Undergraduate Awards programme received over 2890 submissions from every third level institutions in Ireland and, among others, the top 10 universities in the world – including Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, and MIT.With 20 categories, it recognises excellence and innovation in undergraduate coursework across the sciences, humanities and creative arts. Final and penultimate year undergraduate students can now register their intent to submit their coursework to the 2013 Undergraduate Awards at www.undergraduateawards.com. IT’S ALL IN THE ‘GENES’ AS DONEGAL WOMAN WINS TOP RESEARCH AWARD was last modified: November 13th, 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:BallybofeyFiona McCauleyPresident Michael D Higginslast_img read more

Picture Special: Donegal Secondary School Cross Country event a massive success

first_imgPICTURE SPECIAL: The Donegal Secondary School Cross-Country event was an incredible success at the Finn Valley Centre this week. 647 students participated in the event, with over 29 schools involved and Patsy McGonagle said the event not only continues to go from strength-to-strength but that is was a tremendous success. Race: 1 Yr GirlsSchool1Cara LaffertyThornhill Derry2Emer O BrienColaiste Colmcille Ballyshannon3Connie DohertyScoil Mhuire Buncrana School ResultPoints1Dean MCGuire Carrickmore182Thornhill Derry203Coalaiste Colmcille Ballyshannon21  Race:1st Yr BoysSchool1Jack HolianErrigal College2Jude CrossanDeele College3Oisin ToyeDeele College School ResultPoints1St Eunan’s Letterkenny252Scoil Mhuire Buncrana283Colaiste Colmcille Ballybshannon30  Race: 2nd Yr GirlsSchool1Gemma McFoddenLoreto Milford2Andrea BrowneSt Columba’s3Molly PaigeLoreto Milford School ResultPoints1St Columba’s122Thornhill403Dean McGuire62   Race:2nd Yr BoysSchool1Oisin FarrenColaiste Ailigh2Ciaran MooreLoreto Milford3Ryan CanningLoreto Milford School ResultPoints1Loreto Milford202Colaiste Ailigh233Scoil Mhuire Buncrana32  Race:3rd Yr GirlsSchool1Karen GallagherMulroy College2Anna McGinleyScoil Mhuire Buncrana3Molly TreartyLoreto Letterkenny School ResultPoints1Dean MCGuire Carrickmore252Scoil Mhuire Buncrana273Thornhill Derry28   Race:3rd Yr BoysSchool1Barney CorcoranCarrickmore2Jack GillespieSt Columba’s Stranorlar3David SmithSt Eunan’s Letterkenny School ResultPoints1St Columba’s Stranorlar332Colaiste Ailigh443Deele College50  Race:4th, 5th, 6th Yr GirlsSchool1Niamh HeaneyDean McGuire Carrickmore2Aiofe McGrathLoreto Omagh3Mary Kate ByrneThornhill School ResultPoints1Scoil Mhuire Buncrana212Thornhill College233Oakgrove51  Race:4th, 5th, 6th Yr BoysSchool1Eoghan BradleySt Eunans Letterkenny2Donal FarrenSt Eunans Letterkenny3Alan McGinleyGuest School ResultPoints1St Eunan’s Letterkenny92St Columba’s Stranorlar443Errigal College61 Picture Special: Donegal Secondary School Cross Country event a massive success was last modified: September 23rd, 2016 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:Cross Countryfinn valleynewspicture specialsecondary schoollast_img read more

DOORMAN SHOWS REMARKABLE COURAGE TO FORGIVE MAN WHO BLINDED HIM

first_imgA well-known doorman who was blinded in one eye after being glassed has asked a judge not to hand down a severe sentence to the man who attacked him.Sean Gallagher forgave the man who glassed him in the face. Pic copyright of Northwest News Pics.Sean Gallagher lost the sight in his right eye when he was glassed by Ian Balfour in the Central Bar in February last year. Balfour, a father-of-four from Enniskillen, pleaded guilty to assault causing harm at Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday.Judge Matthew Deery adjourned the case until today after hearing that Balfour was offering Mr Gallagher €5,000 in compensation.He suggested that the offer would need to be increased to allow for Mr Gallagher to get on with his life after hearing he was no longer able to work at the Central Bar.Before Judge Deery passed sentence today, Mr Gallagher took to the stand and addressed the court.He said “I want to inform you that I don’t want to see Mr Balfour getting a severe sentence. I fully accept his apology and I want the matter closed.”Barrister for Balfour, Peter Nolan, informed the court that the offer of compensation from Mr Balfour was now €51,000 which he had gather from family and friends.The court was told that this did not affect a separate High Court case being pursued by Mr Gallagher.Judge Matthew Deery said that he was happy to see that Mr Balfour’s family had “put their best foot forward” on the matter.He said that considering all the circumstances he was sentencing Balfour to three years in prison but suspended the sentence for three years.Mr Balfour’s family wept at the back of the court as the sentence was passed.Judge Deery told Balfour “You are lucky to escape a custodial sentence and it is due to the good will of Mr Gallagher.”The men met outside and shook hands with eachother.DOORMAN SHOWS REMARKABLE COURAGE TO FORGIVE MAN WHO BLINDED HIM was last modified: July 17th, 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:BlindCentral BardonegaldoormanglassIAN BALFOURletterkennysean gallagherlast_img read more

DONEGAL MAN WINS INTERNATIONAL SHEEP DOG TRIALS

first_imgDONEGAL man James McGee has done it again – taking the top prize at a three-day International Sheepdog trials in Roscommon.The Ballybofey man was crowned champion before a crowd of 25,000 people – beating off competition from five other counties and competitors from all over Ireland (including Kerry by the way).James, who farms at Creggan, won the championship at Kilbegnit Creggs, Co. Roscommonwith, his dog Glencregg Silver, a dog used to winning.  DONEGAL MAN WINS INTERNATIONAL SHEEP DOG TRIALS was last modified: September 14th, 2014 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:James McGeesheep dog trialslast_img read more