Twenty-eight-year-old Peter Waldron was on Monday remanded to prison after he was accused of stealing a $71,000 gold chain.The joiner and father of one, who resides at Lot 6 Norton Street, Lodge, Georgetown, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Judy Latchman.Peter Waldron hiding his face as he exited the court on MondayThe charge against him alleged that he, on May 8, 2018, at Cornhill Street, Georgetown, stole the chain from Deon Persaud.The man denied that he was in the area at the time of the offence, telling the court that he was at home.He told the court that he was taken out of his home by ranks, and was not even placed in an identification parade before the charge was instituted against him.However, Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore told the court that the virtual complainant (VC) was standing on the roadway awaiting transportation on the day in question when Waldron attacked him and removed the gold chain from his neck before escaping.Moore objected to Waldron being placed on bail based on the prevalence of the offence. As such, bail was denied and the defendant was remanded to prison.He is expected to make his second Court appearance on June 11.
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0Shares0000Russian players celebrate with goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev who saved two penalties as they beat Spain 4-3 to advance to the World Cup quarter finals. PHOTO/FIFAMOSCOW, Russia, Jul 1- Russia captain Igor Akinfeev saved two penalties in a dramatic shootout as the World Cup hosts dumped title contenders Spain out in the last 16 following a 1-1 draw.Veteran Russia centre-back Sergei Ignashevich gifted Spain the opening goal on 12 minutes in Moscow when he unwittingly turned into his own net after grappling with Sergio Ramos. Russia hit back just before the interval as Artem Dzyuba nervelessly converted a penalty awarded for a handball by Gerard Pique.Spain controlled the game as expected but struggled to create genuine chances, with Akinfeev sharp on the few occasions they did before saving from Koke and Iago Aspas to seal a 4-3 win on penalties.“We are having a fantastic World Cup,” said Akinfeev.“Not just our fans, but the fans of other countries got a sense of this atmosphere and understood that Russians really know how to play football and want to play football.”Russia players celebrate after beating Spain on penalties. PHOTO/IAAFRussia will meet either Croatia or Denmark for a place in the semi-finals, as Spain’s rotten run against hosts nation at major tournaments continued.Fernando Hierro made the bold decision to drop Andres Iniesta for Koke in central midfield, with Marco Asensio handed his first start of the competition.Russia boss Stanislav Cherchesov left out leading scorer Denis Cheryshev, opting for three central defenders in a conservative 5-3-2 formation.It was Nacho, in for Dani Carvajal at right-back, who won the free-kick that led to Spain taking the lead as he was caught by Yury Zhirkov to the right of the penalty area.Asensio, who made two brief substitute appearances in the group stage, whipped in dangerously to the far post where the ball looped in off an unsighted Ignashevich as he tussled with Ramos.Spain dominated the first 30 minutes, pressing Russia heavily as the hosts struggled to advance beyond the halfway line in humid conditions.Aleksandr Golovin carved out their first chance of note, starting a move with a jinking run before bending just wide of David de Gea’s left-hand post.Isco produced a series of regal touches with Spain’s King Felipe VI among those in the crowd at the Luzhniki Stadium, but Russia equalised shortly before half-time.– Pique penalised –Spain defender Gerrard Pique handled the ball to hand Russia the penalty which they scored to equalize. PHOTO/FIFAA deep corner was met by Dzyuba, whose header struck the outstretched arm of Pique, with referee Bjorn Kuipers contemplating his decision before pointing to the spot.Dzyuba calmly sent De Gea the wrong with his penalty to join Cheryshev on a team-leading three goals.Akinfeev snuffed out an opening for Diego Costa on the stroke of half-time as the Spain striker tried to latch onto a through ball.The Russia goalkeeper was again involved early in the second half, flying to his left to pluck a spinning Jordi Alba effort from the air.Cherchesov introduced Cheryshev for Alexander Samedov on the hour, a move greeted by a deafening roar from the home support.Iniesta replaced David Silva, while Costa was withdrawn for Aspas, and the two substitutes went close to winning it late in regulation time.Spain’s Dani Carvajal vies for the ball with Russia’s Fedrov Kudriashov during their World Cup round of 16 match in Moscow. PHOTO/FIFAA low 20-yard drive heading towards was palmed away by at Akinfeev at full stretch, with the angled follow-up from Aspas also pushed to safety.Aspas nearly picked out Carvajal with a cut-back seconds into the start of extra time, which saw Aleksandr Erokhin come on as Russia’s fourth sub — the first time the rule has been applied at the World Cup.Spain followed suit as Rodrigo replaced Asensio, and the former went closest to ending the impasse, sprinting towards goal after a clever dummy only for Akinfeev to claw his shot away before the rebound from Koke was blocked.Russia endured a tense wait when Kuipers was in communication with the video assistant referee following a late tug on Pique in the box, before Akinfeev’s shootout heroics clinched an unforgettable triumph.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) read more
Rob Holding has become Arsenal’s latest summer signing 1 Arsenal have confirmed the signing of England Under-21 defender Rob Holding from League One side Bolton.The 20-year-old came through the ranks at Bolton before breaking into the first team 12 months ago, and went on to immediately establish himself in the side.Wanderers finished bottom of the Championship last season as they dropped down to the third tier, but that did not stop Holding picking up the club’s player of the season award.Details of the move first leaked weeks ago, but Arsenal finally announced the deal on Friday, and although both the fee and length of contract have remained undisclosed by the club, it is reported he cost in the region of £2million.Versatile defender Holding, who made two appearances for the England U21 squad which won the Toulon Tournament in May, is the Gunners’ third summer signing, following Granit Xhaka and Takuma Asano in moving to the Emirates Stadium.It remains to be seen if he will be involved with the first team straight away, however.Bolton tweeted their gratitude to the player following confirmation of the deal.“Everyone at #BWFC would like to thank @RobHolding95 for his efforts during his time with the club, and wish him well in his future career,” Bolton posted on their official Twitter account.Arsenal’s own statement on Holding’s signing closed with confirmation the Gunners “remain in the market” for new players, with further attacking options the most likely target before the close of the window.However, chief executive Ivan Gazidis on Friday cast doubt on fans’ hopes of the club making any more signings this summer. read more
The French international would provide further competition at Goodison Park 1 Everton could make their move for Arsenal target Stephane Ruffier after tracking the Saint Etienne goalkeeper throughout the season.According to reports in France, the Goodison Park club have been keeping tabs on the 30-year-old, who played 31 times in Ligue 1 last term.Ruffier has been suggested as a potential signing for Arsenal, who could look to bring in a back-up for Petr Cech with David Ospina set for Fenerbahce.But it appears that Everton may bring him in as a contender for their No.1 spot with neither Joel Robles or Maarten Stekelenburg established as first choice.However, France international Ruffier will not come cheap as he is under contract until 2021.
Christmas HamperIt was a big day at Portsalon Golf Club on Sunday last 11th December as the members gathered for the traditional Christmas hamper. As in previous years the draw for the tees was carried out on Saturday night and apart for a few not turning out the competition secretary got the show on the road on time. Playing in a variety of weather conditions with a few showers and cold temperatures the scoring reflected the conditions. The overall winner was 9 handicapper Ciaran Mc Fadden with 39 points, runner up Joe Hensey (13) 38 points Gross Connor Connolly (4) 32 points 3rd Shaun Shields (14) 38 points. As all fairways were in play the standard scratch was 36 points. The captain Donal Callaghan thanked everyone for the tremendous turnout. He thanked the office staff who had a hectic morning and a special thanks to Cathal Toland for his sponsorship of the winning hampers. He wished everyone a happy and a safe Christmas. Gaeltacht LeagueOn Saturday last Portsalon entertained Gweedore in the second match of this seasons Gaeltacht League. Club captain and team captain Donal Callaghan had a few late selection problems, however the Portsalon team emerged victorious with nine matches to Gweedore’s one match. The best scores on the day went to John Shields & Pascal Culle with 44 points, 2nd Stephen Connolly & DP Logue with 42 points 3rd Cathal Toland & B Keeney with 41 points. Portsalon have now played two matches and although both were at home now have 35 points. The next outing in the Gaeltacht league is scheduled for 25th January away to Dunfanaghy.EventsOn Sunday 18th December there is a members competition and on Wednesday 21st December there is gents open stableford competition. Time sheets are in operation for all competitions contact 0749159459 or go online to portsalongolfclub.com. ResultsOn Saturday the winner of the open competition was Clive Davidson Letterkenny (11) 42 points, runner up Fergal Mc Donald (20) Lisburn 41 points.Christmas PartyOn of the biggest nights in the Portsalon callender is the traditional Christmas party night. Sean Mc Gettigan has put together a fantastic menu and music for the night. For further details contact Sean Mc Gettigan.Christmas Golfing at PortsalonThe competition secretary has arrange a festival of golf over the Christmas holiday period. The details are as follows; Monday 26th Dec Ladies and Gents Open, Tuesday 27th Ladies and Gents open, Wednesday 29th Gents open, Thursday 29th Ladies and Gents open, Friday 30th Gents open, Saturday 31st Gents open and Sunday 1st January Ladies and Gents open. Please remember thatat Portsalon Golf Club on line booking is available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.com Gift VouchersFancy something special for that special person in your life this christmas, why not purchase a Portsalon Golf Club Gift Voucher. It’s the ideal gift for birthdays, Christmas or just to say thanks. For further details contact 074 9159459.Drop OffOver the past few weeks members and visitors have been requested to drop off the 2nd, 7th and 9th fairways. As a result the fairways on the selected holes are improving. The fairways will be clearly identified. Please ensure that you drop off on either side of the fairway. PlacingAll members and visitors should note that six inch placing on all fairways only is in operation at Portsalon Golf Club.On Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comDivot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenancePORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: December 15th, 2011 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:Portsalon Golf Club Notes read more
The J-Term trip also supports the Drake University’s goal of graduating responsible global citizens, as these student-athletes will be afforded educational and cultural immersion opportunities that cannot be replicated on the golf course or the classroom.Print Friendly Version The team will spend the mornings in class and will take cultural trips to San Cristobal Hill, Funicular, and La Moneda; as well as a two-day trip to Valparaiso, Chile. During the two weeks, the team will also have five practices to help prepare for the 2018 season. DES MOINES, Iowa — The Drake University women’s golf team will be participating in a 2018 Drake J-Term travel seminar, Chile and the Global Economy, which will take the program to Universidad de los Andes in Santiago, Chile for the next two weeks (Jan. 8-21, 2018). The course instructor, Drake Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy Dr. Matthew C. Mitchell, PhD, has created an academic and cultural endeavor that will include experiential learning. “There are three components to the trip, it’s education, culture, and golf; in that order,” said Drake head coach Rachael Pruett. “I want this travel seminar to be what the team talks about when they come back in 10 years after they graduate. I also want them to be able to look back and be glad that they had this once in a lifetime experience.” “I hope these Drake student-athletes have an amazing experience in Chile and experience something different, learn something different, eat something different and try something different that they never thought was possible. As a result, I hope they become stronger as individuals and as a team,” said Dr. Mitchell. read more
The group catch up on the latest new on Donegal Daily.The people of Creeslough say they are looking forward to reading Donegal Daily – after receiving funding for computer courses.John Curran, a local election candidate for FG in the Glenties Electoral area, has secured funding for the delivery of basic IT courses to adult learners across Donegal under the Benefit4 scheme.To date in Donegal twenty courses have been delivered to more than 160 people. Classes currently on offer in Creeslough, Dunfanaghy, Falcarragh, Dungloe and Tory to name but a few. Mr Curran from Falcarragh stated “I am delighted to have been able to secure this funding as technology is now a vital part of life, it’s great to see people arriving at centres with their own IPADs, tablets and Laptops and walking out more confident and with the websites and apps they want to use added to their own computers”.The group pictured are taking a class in the Creeslough Day Centre, and one of the aims they had at the beginning of the session was to have a look at Donegal Daily.Course are available to community venues and participants across Donegal, if you would like to access a course for your area contact John Curran on 0868186035. DONEGAL DAILY COMPUTES FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY USERS IN CREESLOUGH was last modified: March 3rd, 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:computer coursesCreesloughDonegal DailyJohn Curran read more
Temperatures are set to rise again this weekend with a humid few days in store for Donegal. As per usual there will be the odd scattered shower so don’t expect a full day of sun. In fact for spells it will be very overcast but will remain hot so ensure to still apply sun-cream.Thundery showers have been forecast for both Saturday and Sunday evening in Donegal but Met Éireann have suggested that they could pass over. Mist and fog can be expected but it is likely to stay mainly dry over the course of both of those days. Friday could well be the worst day of the weekend and Met Éireann have suggested that we could see a big fall of rain from 6 o’clock onward.A National Status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for tomorrow Friday. Please see https://t.co/ozrQHtoOkt for further information. pic.twitter.com/Wo6jI7By6l— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) May 31, 2018Friday will still be a very hot day tough with temperatures ranging from 19 to 23 Celsius. A drop in heat will occur on the Saturday with a high of 19 Celsius expected and it is looking likely that the showers through the day will remain few and far between.Unlike the Donegal weather we are used to a calm weekend is predicted with wind speeds staying very low. For hay-fever sufferers there is bad news though as pollen levels are likely to stay quite high over the coming days. Pollen forecast: High countrywide for today Thursday, and high countrywide for tomorrow Friday.— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) May 31, 2018On Sunday temperatures could rise once again back up to the lower 20’s but Monday could see things become even hotter with forecasters hoping to see from the mid 20’s upward.As it’s a bank holiday weekend, the opportunity will surely arise to take a stroll to the beach and relax in the warm weather from Saturday on.Sunshine expected to return over the weekend, but only in spells was last modified: May 31st, 2018 by Chris CannonShare 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:donegalforecastMetÉireannweather read more
SAN FRANCISCO — August hip surgery wiped out the final month of the season for Buster Posey.But just as the Giants planned, Posey expects to be ready for Opening Day this March.After undergoing an operation to repair a microfracture in his right hip, Posey said he began swinging the bat three weeks ago and plans to take the field for the first spring workout in Scottsdale, Arizona on Wednesday.“I’m optimistic that I’ll be able to play and have the same workload that I have had,” Posey said …