Andy Murray resumes training after hip surgery

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11,000 gallons of illegal fuel seized in 2017 – GEA

first_imgThe Guyana Energy Agency’s (GEA) Fuel Marking Division (FMD) has been able to seize over 11,000 gallons of illegal fuel for 2017 as part of its fight against fuel smuggling. The GEA dispatches teams of inspectors across the various administrative regions in Guyana to take and test samples of fuel to determine whether it has been legitimately imported into the country.“At the end of November 2017, 32,027 samples were collected from 12,033 sites representing 91 per cent and 83 per cent of the respective targets for 2017. The total quantity of fuel seized for the same period was 11,794 gallons of diesel and gasoline as a result of 28 discoveries of illegal fuel at various locations,” the GEA said on Saturday.Additionally, the GEA has been able to secure five convictions for 2017 and according to the body’s legal officer, Thandiewe Benn, since the implementation of the Fuel Marking Programme in 2004; they have been able to secure a total of 49 convictions. She added that the work of the GEA to stamp out fuel smuggling is heavily dependent on the support from the Guyana Police Force, the Guyana Revenue Authority, and the Guyana Defence Force’s Coast Guard.The GEA added that the FMD’s inspectorate arm continues to conduct surveillance activities on suspects in the fuel smuggling network with support from the collaborative agencies.To date, several personalities and their suspected areas of operations have been under surveillance at various times and at least 37 operations have been conducted during the nights targeting suspected smuggling operations. The joint operations, as well as surveillance operations, have significantly contributed to the discoveries of illegal fuel recorded for the year.In July, the GEA and the GRA also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in an effort to continue cooperation and collaboration in the conduct and monitoring of petroleum operations.Under this MoU, both parties remain affirmed in their respective mandates, while continuing to ensure sharing of information, conduct of joint investigations and surveillance and use of mutual resources to guard against the scourge of fuel smuggling activities to ensure compliance with the laws and regulations of Guyana. The inter agency collaborations for 2017 have resulted in 36 joint operations being carried out, the GEA noted.last_img read more

Words may hurt, after all

first_imgIf he’s convicted and sentenced to death, prosecutors say, he can blame his own rap lyrics in part for sticking the lethal injection into his tattoo-covered arms. An apparently autobiographical notebook – filled with rap lyrics ranging from the psychotic to the delusional, with confessional references to murders and self-comparisons to Jesse James and “Nightmare on Elm Street” serial killer Freddy Krueger – is possibly among the most damning evidence against McGhee. “Look inside and you will see a soul that’s sick with disease,” McGhee writes in one lyric. “I am why you lock your doors. I am why your daughters are whores… “Cause I’ll be the Vato you be having in your dreams/ You wake up all shety and sweaty/ and then you realize that I’m worse than Fredy/ Cause you know we’re crazy vatos that don’t —- around.” In a city of tens of thousands of gangbangers, where some, such as bestselling author and Crips gangster Monster Cody, are famous as well as infamous, most inspire contempt, at best. Few gangbangers ever strike true terror outside their myopic turf. If feeling oppressed, down in the dumps and sorry for yourself are the classic prerequisites for rap stardom, Timothy McGhee is in good company. He hates cops. He thinks he’s doomed to hell. And he can’t understand how he got to where he is. But McGhee is no ordinary aspiring rap artist. He’s accused of being a cold-blooded thrill killer: two murders, seven attempted murders, five shootings. That’s what he is accused of, but some authorities think his victims actually number in the dozens. `He does it for kicks’ And then there is Timothy Joseph McGhee, 34. A Latino homie with an Irish name, he goes by the street handles “Huero” and “Eskimo.” His tattoos include an eagle eating a snake – symbolic of the Mexican flag – emblazoned on the back of his shaved head, a place that skin artists say is the most painful spot to be tattooed. His spiral notebook of rap lyrics depicts McGhee as a 21st century American psychopath, devoid of conscience, who used the Atwater Village area as an urban killing field. In the words of Andy Teague, the now-retired LAPD detective who tracked him, “It’s his high, and he does it for kicks.” “Here I come last chance to run,” McGhee writes in one set of lyrics. “Killer with a gun out to have some fun/ In my dreams I hear screams/ Pleasure I feel is so obscene.” McGhee, after all, is believed to have killed one young man – 16-year-old Ryan “Huero” Gonzales in 2000 – simply because he thought Atwater Village wasn’t big enough for two people with the same nickname. It is the kind of violent rampage for which McGhee came to be called in his neighborhood “the Monster of Atwater.” Some cops even compared his murderous nature to that of Charles Manson. And there are authorities who believe that the true number of his victims could be well more than two dozen. Until his capture in Arizona in 2003, he was also on the U.S. Marshal’s Most Wanted Fugitive list. It has taken four years to get McGhee to trial, with opening statements scheduled to begin today. And you would think he is Manson in the way he strikes caution, to say the least, in the people surrounding him. The prosecutor in the case declined to comment publicly on McGhee, referring inquiries back to case documents and his statements in court. Gang experts declined to go on the record about McGhee. McGhee is not allowed visitors at Men’s Central Jail, and his two attorneys did not return repeated calls requesting an interview with him or their own comment on the case. Part of the reason is that McGhee allegedly kills witnesses – and brags about it in his notebook: “Witness protection won’t work/ Realize your ratt ain’t going to make it to the stand/ To identifie the man shootin up the ham/ Can’t promise protection when you can’t protect yourself/ Give it up, Mr. Pig, and place your badge on the shelf/ And write up the death certificate for the testimony/ One collect call with a name to my homie is all it takes to put your witness at stake/ Wants to dance like a bird, instead they get seared. So take it from the three monkies/ They can’t hear, see or speak pushin up daisies.” Witnesses fearful A witness whom McGhee is accused of killing is Christina Duran, who gave videotaped testimony of McGhee’s role in the 2001 killing of Margie Mendoza, the girlfriend of a rival gang member. Within 24 hours, according to court documents, on the night of Duran’s 29th birthday party, McGhee “executed (her) with five contact wounds behind the ear.” Prosecutors have scored a victory in having Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry allow the admission of Duran’s videotaped testimony in his murder trial. But court documents show the extent of McGhee’s intimidation, as well as gang loyalty. Witness after witness who initially linked McGhee to Duran’s killing have either changed their testimony or claim to no longer recall incidents leading up to her death. Most damning for McGhee, though, may be that Perry has also allowed into evidence McGhee’s notebook of rap lyrics. McGhee’s defense team had argued that the notebook should not be admitted because it contained the notation in big letters, “Everything in this book is a work of fiction.” But Assistant District Attorney Hoon Chun successfully countered that McGhee’s “autobiographical gang writings in the notebook are self-authenticating because they consistently identify the author as having characteristics unique to Defendant McGee” – the tattoos, the nicknames, his gang affiliations, his Atwater roots, his physical description and being a fugitive from murder charges. For prosecutors, the notebook of rap lyrics may be the smoking gun they needed against a suspect whom authorities have had difficulty linking with various killings because of the shadow of fear and intimidation they say McGhee poses over neighborhood residents and other gang members. In the notebook, McGhee writes: “Fi fi fo fum/ I smell the smoke of a magnum/ Be he alive or be he dead/ Be he the one I fill with lead/ Caught him trippin on Chevy Chase and Brunswick/ 44 Mag made his a– drop quick/ Blood fertilizes sidewalk weeds/ I plant Mf—– like Johnny Appleseed.” Details in the lyrics, sources close to the investigation say, correspond to details in no fewer than three of the killings to which McGhee has been connected, including the slaying of Manuel Apodaca, 21, of Pomona, and the wounding of his pregnant girlfriend, Nina Guerrero, on June 11, 2001. Toonerville ties It is a wave of terror that, on the surface, seems incongruous in Atwater Village, which is heavily middle class and dotted with warehouses and $300,000 homes north of Los Feliz Boulevard between San Fernando Road and the Los Angeles River. The Toonerville gang, which authorities say also has members in Glendale, Sunland and Tujunga, has been running roughshod in Atwater since the late 1950s – using violence against rival gangs to maintain its control of the illegal drug market in the area. “No one knows who will die/ When we let these bullets fly,” McGhee writes in his notebook. “In the ville someone will/ When we shoot we shoot to kill/ I’m a Toonerville gangster coming out to play/ In Atwater Village Northeast L.A./ With a Glock on B block feeding um them rocks.” No gangbanger, authorities say, became more closely associated with Toonerville than McGhee, who has his gang’s name tattooed across his back, even though he spent much of the 1990s either in jail or in prison. In his notebook, McGhee boasts of being able to reach out from behind his prison bars, of his menacing hatred for the police, of a warped view that neighborhoods are armed camps of rival warfare. He writes, too, of worthlessness and self-loathing, of needing to be forgiven for his sins. And, ultimately, McGhee also obsesses about a death wish. “Now madness flows through me like drugs in my veins,” he writes in one entry. “I put the pistol to my head with visions of painting this mirror red. Into this mirror/ I stare with distaste/ At this face of disgrace compelled to be erased/ Along with the human race.” (818) 713-3761160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Premier League clubs set for transfer blow as AC Milan consider move France international

first_img Blaise Matuidi 1 AC Milan are considering a move for Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United target Blaise Matuidi.The combative Paris Saint-Germain midfielder has been heavily linked with all three English clubs, despite his insistence that he is happy in the French capital.However, according to reports in France, Milan are the latest club to express an interest in the 27-year-old.The San Siro club have made the signing of midfield reinforcement their summer priority but missed out to bitter rivals Inter Milan in the race to land Geoffrey Kondogbia.They are still in the hunt for Adrien Rabiot and Axel Witsel but now they are weighing up an approach for Matuidi.Matuidi, under contract until 2018, is represented by influential agent Mino Raiola and it has been suggested that his good relationship with Milan CEO Adriano Galliani could help any potential deal.last_img read more

Super Bowl viewership tops 90 million

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “The Super Bowl obviously is a national event and people are going to tune in regardless of whether the teams have national appeal,” Hyams said. “It’s up to the game to hold the audience.” An episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” that aired directly after the game on ABC was seen by 38.1 million people, the biggest audience for a post-Super Bowl show in five years, Nielsen said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK (AP) – An estimated 90.7 million people watched the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, the largest Super Bowl audience since 1996 when the Steelers last played in the title game. That was 5 percent more than the 86.1 million people who watched the New England Patriots beat the Philadelphia Eagles last year, according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research. When the Dallas Cowboys beat the Steelers in 1996, there were 94.1 million people watching. The Steelers beat the Seahawks 21-10, but the game wasn’t really decided until the final five minutes or so, which helped keep the audience glued to the set, said Larry Hyams, ABC research executive.last_img read more


first_imgCouncillor Gary Doherty has criticised the Government over the slow progress made during its time in office to address the high levels of unemployment across the Finn Valley.The Sinn Fein politician said the percentage drop in the number of people signing on the Live Register in the region during the period was lower than that of the average across the county.Cllr Doherty said “Shortly after the current Fine Gael/Labour government came to power the total numbers signing on the Live Register in the Finn Valley was recorded as 2,674 as of January 2012 – this includes claimants of both Jobseeker’s Allowance, Jobseeker’s Benefit and other registrants.” “Since then, and despite the much lauded economic recovery and the constant government hype that unemployment levels are falling, the latest figures reveal that there are only 521 fewer people on the Live Register series in the Finn Valley following the most recent data recorded in November 2015.”While the amount of people registered in Donegal who were in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance and Jobseeker’s Benefit is down overall since 2012, the total percentage reduction in the Finn Valley is lower than the county average which means that the region continues to have a disproportionately high number of people signing on.Cllr Doherty added “In fact, between April 2012 and April 2015 the total numbers receiving Jobseeker’s Benefit in Ballybofey fell by only 241, while during the same period recipients of Jobseeker’s Allowance dropped by a mere 204 claimants.”“According to last month’s data, there are still 2,153 people on the Live Register across the Finn Valley, and any reduction to these numbers since the coalition’s time in office must also be viewed in the context of the numbers of people who have emigrated in search of work, the total numbers of whom aren’t known.” “These Live Register figures tell a very harrowing picture of the extent to which unemployment continues to affect the Finn Valley and the spin which the government continues to propagate about the economic recovery proves beyond all reasonable doubt that the only jobs which they care about saving are their own.”HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN FINN VALLEY AREA SLAMMED was last modified: December 15th, 2015 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 GARY DOHERTYdolefinn valleylast_img read more


first_imgA Letterkenny man has been charged with controlling prostitution in Derry.The man, who was charged under the name Razan Nocolae Gros, 25, was charged with controlling Romanian women for the purposes of prostitution.However Derry Magistrates Court heard how his fingerprints also matched fingerprints taken by Gardai in Donegal which belonged to a man known as Christian Toplicean. Gardai had previously issued a bench warrant for Toplicean’s arrest on September 15th last.An officer in the PSNI’s organised crime branch told Judge Barney McElholm that the defendant’s flat was searched on Monday.The defendant and a Romanian woman whom the defendant said was his girlfriend were inside the property.The officer said “paraphernalia associated with prostitution” had been found.He said the defendant told the police he had been living there for about three months.The police witness said officers seized eight mobile phones, a sum of money and 12 sim cards for use in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.Several of the sim cards were marked with female names, which police believe to be the names of prostitutes operating on both sides of the border between Donegal and Derry.The officer said that during the interview, the defendant denied that the Romanian woman in his flat was a prostitute and that the flat was being used for the purposes of prostitution.However, he said that several friends would visit the flat for 10 to 15 minutes.The officer said one of the mobile phones was examined by a forensic officer who found links which he believed related to six prostitutes who advertised online.The officer said the defendant’s fingerprints were taken and shared with Gardai.Mr Gros was remanded in custody.DONEGAL MAN CHARGED WITH CONTROLLING PROSTITUTION IN DERRY was last modified: January 18th, 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:Derryletterkennyprostitutionlast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL are five points ahead in their Division One clash with Kerry here in Ballybofey today.Michael Murphy has scored a penalty – after his miss against Tyrone.Kerry have been poor in this game played in bitterly cold conditions – and snow flurries! Full time to follow HALF TIME: DONEGAL 1-05, KERRY 0-03 was last modified: March 10th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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)last_img


first_imgThe brochure for the original Donegal Town by-pass in 1999.It was yesterday fifteen years ago that saw the official opening of the Donegal by-pass.The road, which cost £19M, was officially opened to traffic on July 27th, 1999.It was the first major road scheme carried out under contract for Donegal County Council. Other by-passes including the Mountcharles by-pass and the Bundoran/Ballyshannon by-pass would follow.Others by-passes including Ballybofey as well as Letterkenny have been mooted but have never come to fruition.Documents from the time show the 8.3km by-pass required 660 tonnes of steel, 4,500m3 of concrete, the excavation of two million tonnes of earth and rock as well as the acquisition of three houses and 110 acres of land.  CELEBRATING 15 YEARS LINKING BOTH SIDES OF DONEGAL was last modified: July 28th, 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:15 yearsconstructionDonegal Town by-passlast_img read more

Two week old baby fox rescued by Donegal animal group

first_imgA two-week-old baby fox has been rescued after being found all alone without any trace of his mother or fellow brothers and sisters. The cub, which has since been transported to a registered wildlife rehabilitation centre, was in the care of the Twin Towns Lost and Found Dogs group but as he needed a more experienced bottle feeder for the night, Animal In Need Donegal was only too happy to help.Usually, the fox would have been snuggled up safe with his siblings in his warm underground den, but at around two4 weeks old he would have no way of survival on his own. See the cute cub below!Two week old baby fox rescued by Donegal animal group was last modified: April 10th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:twin townslast_img read more