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Sophia man stabbed to death

first_imgA 34-year-old father of one is now dead after he was repeatedly stabbed on Christmas Day after ‘hailing up’ residents of C Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown.Celwyn Alleyne, also called “Marcus”, formerly of Lot 936 C Field Sophia and of 1342 Cummings Park, E Field, Sophia, was stabbed several times by the suspect, “Spoonhead”, a known character in the community. The dead man’s girlfriend, Nalydiah Henry was also stabbed a few times – once to her neck, head, right shoulder and back.According to the Police, the incident occurred about 19:30h. Initial investigationsDead: Celwyn “Marcus” Alleyneso far revealed that the now dead man interfered with a friend of the suspect and although he was warned not to do so, he continued.The suspect, who also goes by the name Kevin, retaliated by whipping out a knife and attacked Alleyne and his girlfriend.After committing the act, the suspect fled the scene and the injured couple were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where Alleyne was pronounced dead on arrival. Henry was treated and sent away.The suspect was later arrested and has reportedly confessed to the crime.However, at the house of the now dead man’s mother, the injured Henry related a different story. She told Guyana Times that they were walking up the street when Alleyne greeted a few persons, but was told by a ‘tall boy’ to desist from doing so.“The boy come up and start chasing Marcus and when we walk up the road and pass the street, a boy name Kevin come up to he (Alleyne) and pull he by he clothes and drag he back to Fine Man shop and the ‘tall boy’ hold he and the other boy (Kevin) jook he up,” she said.“When I hold on pon the boy that jook up Marcus, the boy turn around and start jooking me up and then he pick up a 2×4 and lash Marcus in he head and then throw he in the trench and then lash me in the head,” Henry added.Meanwhile, the dead man’s mother, Judy Alleyne, related that her son and his fiancée were returning from her home when the incident occurred. The grieving woman told this publication that her son was mistaken for someone else; hence, the reason he was attacked.“By the time I could have run out there, the Police was going with him and they said I have to go to the hospital, but everybody on the corner saw my son and his fiancée going home quietly and didn’t trouble anybody, but this man just run and stab him up … when I go to the hospital I see my son lying down and his eyes open, I rock him, rock him; no response but I close his eyes,” she related.The suspect will be arraigned shortly.last_img read more

Flyers finish off Rangers in tight game 5

first_imgBut, while there had been plenty of bad blood from previous matchups, the teams would mostly stick to hockey, as the Rangers fought to get back in the game. A lot of people were expecting the game to devolve into fisticuffs and shananigans, but it stayed competitive and focused until the final whistle. And after the final whistle, there was a conciliatory handshake that showed the mutual respect between the teams.After the game, coach Adam Brash said it was the game he had been looking for out of his hockey club. He said after a bit of a slump, he felt a new sense of purpose. “For the first time in three weeks, I came to the rink knowing that this was going to happen tonight.” “We played our Flyers hockey tonight,” he said, adding “they put up a good fight, but we have the depth, and we shut them down.”Brash was also impressed with his teams’s defence, which allowed very few scoring chances.[asset|aid=1082|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=cb00f41203051e5bf2449f9c5b6479a2-Brash-teamD_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisement There was a big crowd on hand for game five between the senior Flyers and Spirit River Rangers on Tuesday night, and those in attendance got treated to a great hockey game.Ian Munro opened the scoring, when he took the puck off the stick of Tyler Loney and fired it past Matt Yesminski, for a powerplay goal.Early in the second, the Flyers doubled their lead, when Todd Alexander found his cousin David wide open in front, for another quick goal generated from hard forechecking.- Advertisement -Two minutes later, the Flyers would make it 3-0, when Jeff Fast fed Arlo Hadland, who wheeled down the right hand side, and fired a slp-shot from the top of the circle past Matt Yesminski. The goal would bring to an end Yesminski’s night, as he was replaced by Darin Allen. Yesminski had played brilliantly for most of the series, and was certainly disappointed with the result.But, the Rangers would fight back. Seven minutes into the second, Luke Middleton hit Riley Jebb, and then the two scrapped. Both would get 5 plus a game for fighting, but Middleton would get the extra two minutes for boarding. On the ensuing powerplay, Colin Lefley led the Rangers on a 4 on 2 down the right hand side, a fired a slap-shot past Hunt, to make it 3-1.And from there on out, while there was some rough stuff, and chances at both ends, there would be no more goals. Troy Hunt would get tied up with Colin Lefley at the end of the second, and Paul Wiens fought Colin Lefley six minutes into the third.Advertisement Late in the game, leading by two goals, Brash went back to his “kid line” of Jeff Fast, Jeff Shipton, and Clayton Bahm, and says he’s deliberately putting pressure on them in important situations.[asset|aid=1083|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=cb00f41203051e5bf2449f9c5b6479a2-brash-kids_1_Pub.mp3]Goaltender Troy Hunt got the win for the Flyers stopping 27 of the 28 shots he faced, allowing just one powerplay goal on the night. It was a bounce-back night for Hunt, after a excellent performance in game one, but some struggles in game two. “I got a lot of rest when Chad [Vizzutti] was here, and I knew I’d come back and have a good game.” He also gave credit to his team – “I didn’t have to do a lot, we played a little like we did in game one … they didn’t have a lot of quality scoring chances.”Hunt also gave credit to the Rangers, who he fully expected to compete hard.[asset|aid=1084|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=cb00f41203051e5bf2449f9c5b6479a2-hunt-game5Rangers_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisementcenter_img And so, the Flyers win game five 3-1, to win the best-of-seven series 4-1. They will now await the outcome of the Grande Prairie / Falher series for their opponent in the final.last_img read more

EnCana optimistic about Horn River Basin

first_imgSuccess in Northeast BC in the Horn River and Montney areas has prompted EnCana to begin selling off some of its more conventional gas assets in Alberta.Last week it sold 700 million dollars worth of central Alberta production, and just yesterday, the company’s shares jumped nearly a dollar and half on the Toronto Stock Exchange, to close at 59 dollars and eight cents. EnCana Corp. says the Horn River shale gas play could be one of the most important gas finds in North America, and, the remote unconventional natural gas deposit, near Fort Nelson has the potential to dramatically alter the continental supply picture. CEO Randy Eresman has told a news conference in Calgary, it is still too early to commit to full-scale commercial development,but, the Horn River Basin has enough gas to become “One of the most important plays in our company.” Horn River resource estimates vary, ranging from 100 trillion to more than 600 trillion cubic feet. – Advertisement -Speaking yesterday with reporters in advance of EnCana’s annual general meeting in Calgary , Mr. Eresman said, “There’s an opportunity to expand the market for natural gas, to displace significant quantities of coal and crude oil.”At the same time however, prolific unconventional discoveries are being blamed for creating a gas bubble, that has pushed prices to multi-year lows. The lower prices have taken a huge bite out of the Calgary-based companies second-quarter profits as compared to last year. It still managed to make 239 million dollars, but, that was down from one point two billion in the same quarter in 2008. Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has admitted that Christmas will be very different this year as it will be his first without his beloved mum Julia.Daniel and late mum Julia.The much-loved 94 year old passed away in May after a short illness.Heartbroken Daniel, 52, said his mum loved nothing more than having all her family home in their native Donegal for the festive season. “Of course we’ll be home for Christmas. This Christmas will be very different for us all, as it will be the first without my mother. She will be greatly missed by all of us, as she loved having all the family home for Christmas,” he said.Daniel will spend Christmas with wife Majella at their home in Kincasslagh and will sing at midnight mass at St Mary’s Church in the local village.The singer is already experiencing pre-Christmas freezing temperatures as he tours the US amidst huge snowfalls.He revealed “As I write this note I’m sitting in our cabin in Branson, Missouri. It’s a lovely hot sunny afternoon but boy it hasn’t been like that all the time we’ve been here. We’ve had the coldest weather I’ve ever experienced since I first came here in 1997. “One night in particular it went down to 19 F / -7c. These calculations might not be exact but they are as near as I can go in my head. So it was “Winter Woollies” all the way.”But the chart-topping star said it was extra special being in America at this time because his wife Majella could not travel last year as she was undergoing her cancer treatment.“It was great having Majella with me, as you know last year she was going through treatment at this time, so thank God everything has gone well for her,” he said.Daniel’s latest album ‘Stand Beside Me’ has just entered the UK charts – making it the 27th year in a row that he has had an album in the UK charts.DANIEL SAYS CHRISTMAS WON’T BE THE SAME WITHOUT HIS BELOVED MUM was last modified: November 24th, 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:CHristmasdaniel o’donnelldonegalmum Julialast_img read more

Connect Mental Health event to take place this weekend

first_imgThe Connect Mental Health community conference ‘Inspire Hope’ will take place in the Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon this Saturday 8th October with guest speakers including Olympic silver medalist Kenneth Egan, best selling author and model Alison Canavan, mental health expert Dr. Keith Gaynor and more. The event is free to attend and is aimed at the north west community and is of interest to anyone who wishes to learn more about their mental health and wellbeing.Attendance at the Conference on Saturday is free and founder of Connect Mental Health Ciaran McLoone said this week that he hopes the Inspire Hope conference will provide those attending with a better understanding of their own mental health and how to help and support others who maybe experiencing difficulties. ‘ The event is being run for the benefit of the people of the North West and I know from personal experience how important it is to look after your own mental health’.The conference on Saturday will commence at 1pm. To attend you can either register online in advance on the Connect Mental Health website or at the door on the day.Speakers: Kenneth EganKenneth Egan has competed at the highest level in his sport of amateur boxing, the pinnacle being the Silver medal at the Beijing Olympic Games 2008. He has represented his country over 200 times.Kenneth has also had his fare share of adversity and struggled with alcohol addiction for many years whilst competing but ultimately came to an end when he faced his demons head on two years after return from the games.Alison CanavanAlison Canavan is an award winning author of wellness book “Minding Mum” and a health and wellness coach. Having travelled the world as one of Ireland’s most successful international models for nearly two decades, in recent years she has devoted her time to her greatest passion: true health and wellbeing.Alison has become a much sought after motivational speaker and regularly does talks on mental health and wellbeing in schools, corporates and events around the country and is a regular contributor to radio and TV shows nationwide.Robert CarleyRobert’s communication style has made him a sought after speaker for conferences and seminars and he delivers his message of “easy to do” life changers with honesty and humour. That’s what he does for a living, but for a life he is “Dad” to five amazing young adults.Robert delights in sharing the lessons he has learned in life (through both good times and bad times) and is convinced that learning through laughter is a great recipe for change. Dr. Keith GaynorDr Keith Gaynor works as a senior clinical psychologist in the Outpatient Department of St John of God Hospital, Stillorgan. He specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) treatments of anxiety and depression. Keith trained at King’s College London and University College Dublin.He has written widely in academic journals on the topic of CBT and is a regular contributor to the Irish media, including The Tubridy Show, Prime Time and The Irish Independent, on issues of mental health.Donal ScanlanDonal Scanlan is the Project Manager for Mental Health First Aid Ireland.  MHFA is internationally available in over 23 countries with well over 1 million people trained worldwide.Donal has worked as a mental health professional for over 15 years and has campaigned for mental health awareness, anti-stigma campaigns and well-being on local and national stages; talking regularly in schools, colleges and communities about his own mental health and well-being Breifne EarleyIn October 2010, stuck in a negative work environment, severely overweight, single, and feeling the world and would be better off without him, Breifne Earley made the decision to end his own life. Less than five years later he was first across the finish line of the longest endurance sports event in the world, the 30,000km long World Cycle Race.Breifne tells the extraordinary and inspirational story of how one man stepped back from the brink of suicide, redesigned his life and then spent sixteen months cycling through 27 countries on 5 continents with 3 robberies, 3 crashes and 44 flat tyres to become a living, breathing example of the life-saving message “It’s okay not to feel okay.”Tara WestTara West had already established a career as an advertising copywriter in Belfast when she wrote her first novel, Fodder. The book was published by Blackstaff Press to widespread critical acclaim and established her reputation as a talented new Irish voice.Her second novel, Poets Are Eaten as a Delicacy in Japan, was published by Liberties Press in 2013 and was described by Ian Sansom as ‘the funniest book written by a Northern Irish author this century’. Liberties will publish her memoir about depression and recovery, Happy Dark, in 2016. Tara also runs memoir-writing workshops, and is passionate about helping others tell their story.Following the conference there will be a week long series of events including workshops to support young peoples mental health in the Abbey Vocational School Donegal Town, Colaiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon and Magh Ene College, Bundoran. Community and Business workshops will also take place in Letterkenny, Bundoran and Donegal Town with the week finishing up with a fun run/walk &talk in the Breesy Centre Cashelard on Saturday the 15th. Full details can be found on www.connectmentalhealth.ieConnect Mental Health event to take place this weekend was last modified: October 2nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Connect Mental Healthinspire hopekenneth eganmental healthlast_img read more