Security guard charged for causing death by dangerous driving

first_imgLand of Canaan accidentThe West Coast Demerara (WCD) resident who drove recklessly on Sunday last, causing the death 47-year-old Garfield McPherson, was on Tuesday remanded to prison.Twenty-eight-year-old Delon Dublin of Lot 70 Anna Catherina, WCD, denied that on May 6, 2018 at Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara (EBD), he drove motorcar PRR 6380 dangerous to the public thereby causing the death of McPherson.On the day of the accident, Dublin was transporting two passengers; Diana McGarrell and McPherson to Georgetown.The defendant was reportedly proceeding at a fast rate in the northern direction when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a nearby trench.He, along with the two injured persons, were rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where McPherson succumbed to his injuries.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield had no objections to bail being granted. However, Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan whom he appeared before remanded Dublin to prison. The case will continue on May 21.last_img read more

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Forged import licence lands man in court

first_imgA forty-seven-year-old man found himself before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, slapped with two counts of forgery.Mohamed Abid Haniff denied both of the charges.It is alleged that on March 26, 2018, at Camp Street, Georgetown, with intent to defraud a customs officer at the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), he forged an import licence, in favour of Dhanram Satrohan, a person trading as Ghanhi’s Sales and Investment, purporting to show that the same was issued by the Business Ministry.It was also alleged that on the same day, at Camp Street, Georgetown with intent to defraud, Mohamed Haniff forged an import licence, purporting to show that same was issued by the Business Ministry.Prosecutor Sanj Singh made no objection to bail being granted but asked that conditions be attached. Bail was granted in the sum of $100,000 and the matter will continue on July 13.last_img read more

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Gas prices jump in Fort St. John

first_imgBy Dwight FordIt looks like the gas pump honeymoon may be over for local area motorists. – Advertisement -Prior to opening this morning, at least three local filling stations, the Petro-can and Esso outlets on 100th street and FasGas on 108th street had posted prices for a regular liter, at a 109.9 cents.That represents an increase of 8.7 cents and brings to an end nearly half a year of local prices near a dollar a liter.It also comes on the heels of nearly a two cent drop in the national average price in the past week.The weekly monitor of Calgary based MJ Ervin and Associates shows it fell 1.07 cents a liter to a 105.00.Advertisement According to www.bcgasprices.com the new posted price in Fort St. John is also above the provincial average, even though it is up to a 108.3 cents and is nearly 12 cents a liter higher than it was this time last year.last_img read more

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Williams finally gets opportunity

first_imgLakers coach Phil Jackson credited Williams with playing a “very fine floor game” and added he would continue turning to Williams and Aaron McKie – the only two Lakers older than 30 – ahead of young guards Jordan Farmar and Sasha Vujacic. “We’re investing things in our younger players because we realize they have great potential,” Jackson said, “but in the process we know we take a little bit of an experience hit because of it, and right now is a time we need experience.” It was an opportunity for which Williams waited all season. He signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract last summer with the Lakers after spending two seasons out of the NBA, the first with a Russian team and the second with FC Barcelona. But Williams also was suffering from a stress fracture in his pelvis that limited his floor time during training camp. The Lakers settled into a rotation without him while Williams had to make his first priority recovering from the injury. He said Saturday he is pain free and added he has a new respect for players across the NBA suffering from injuries. EL SEGUNDO – Shammond Williams now admits he sometimes questioned his decision to leave a starting job on a team that advanced to the Euroleague Final Four last season for a spot on the bench with the Lakers. “I can’t lie to you,” Williams said. “I felt like being one of the elite players in Europe and coming here, I was like the only one that wasn’t playing. Everybody’s playing, and all these guys’ teams I beat and with probably less talent than they had.” Williams had played in only 11 of the Lakers’ first 55 games this season before everything changed in Friday’s victory over Boston. Williams was the first guard off the bench and finished with six points, four assists and no turnovers in 20 minutes. center_img “Being hurt, you can play with,” Williams said. “Being injured, you can’t.” Jackson, meanwhile, admitted Farmar and Vujacic were disappointed, although he was able to find first-half minutes for both players Friday. “They feel like they’re getting bypassed, and they haven’t really done anything wrong, except we’re losing,” Jackson said. “When that happens, sometimes you have to make changes. If I could make changes with big guys, I’d probably do that, too.” Smush Parker sprained his left ankle and couldn’t practice Saturday. He is probable for this afternoon’s game but joins a long list of Lakers suffering from ankle injuries. Jackson said neither Luke Walton nor Kwame Brown would make the two-game trip, and Brown’s ankle was feeling better than Walton’s. ross.siler@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Without a trace: SoNy ‘sponsors’ disappear

first_img“It was going to be difficult for us because the requirements of hosting AFC are expensive. We had already used up our own funds to facilitate the first four games of the season with the hope that the sponsors would deposit money,” SoNy chairman Gabriel Otiende told Capital Sport.The company was supposed to pay the club 28,400 USD (Sh2.9mn) a month for the next one year, with the first payment expected on August 15. From then, they were supposed to be depositing money to the club’s account on the 30th of every month.But since the inking of the deal in Awendo, not even a cent has fallen into SoNy’s account.“At first they had told us that there was a problem on their end with the accountant and promised to pay the money at the end of the month. (August 30). When that time came, they had their stories again until they stopped responding communication and disappeared. We have not heard from them since then,” Otiende further added.Sofapaka head coach Divaldo Alves being unveiled by club owner Elly Kalekwa alongside a representative from Living 3D. PHOTO/Sofapaka/TwitterQuantdragon is said to be a sister company to Sofapaka’s second sponsor Living 3D and interestingly, sources intimate that the latter have also disappeared on Batoto ba Mungu without dropping a coin into their coffers.According to a deal signed by the club and Living 3D, they were supposed to source for five foreign players and a foreign coach and cater for all their needs from salaries and housing, and would profit a certain percentage in case of a future sale.“They have disappeared on the club and are not even responding to calls or emails. They have not even deposited any money to the club as promised,” a source close to Sofapaka told Capital Sports.The disappearance of Living 3D now consequently puts head coach Divaldo Alves’s future at the club at risk alongside the five Ugandans they signed, including keeper Isma Watenga and forward Peter Lwassa who have emerged as strong starters in the team.Living 3D was supposed to complement the financial injection by betting form Betika and help the club get back to its financial feet after years of struggling.But, while Sofapaka have a bounce back plan in Betika, Sony are without a fall back and according to Otiende, if no one comes up to help them, they might be forced to disband the team.“The company (SoNy Sugar) is not doing well currently and it will be difficult to get help from them. We have knocked on a few doors here and there and I am hopeful that in the next two weeks, we can get something. We will not lose hope,” Otiende noted.Happier days. Sony Sugar players celebrate after scoring during a past Kenyan Premier League match. PHOTO/Sony Sugar/TwitterSoNy’s next game is an away trip to Nairobi against Tusker FC and the fact that they couldn’t honor a match at home makes the possibility of them travelling away even tougher.“At the moment, the most important thing for us is feeding the players and making sure they are okay. At least the company has provided housing so they don’t worry about rent or water and electricity. If we can’t pay them, the least we can do is ensure they eat,” the club chair further added.Head coach James Nandwa has admitted that it has been tough getting the team going amidst the financial difficulties but just like his chairman is hopeful that a solution will be found.“Things are tougher now because the league doesn’t have a sponsor. It was a bit manageable when SuperSport were there because at least we were assured of some grant monthly that would help us here and there. But now, there is nothing coming in from KPL. If the government doesn’t step in and help clubs, then I am afraid we will face a very tough season,” Otiende further stated.0Shares0000(Visited 74 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sony Sugar players line up before a past Kenyan Premier League match. PHOTO/Sony Sugar/TwitterNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 7 – On August 7, 2019, cash-strapped SoNy Sugar signed what they thought would be a fortune-changing sponsorship deal with Hong Kong based company Quantdragon, but just two months down the line, the so-called sponsors have disappeared without a trace.So dire is the financial situation at the South Nyanza based team that they failed to honor their home game against AFC Leopards over the weekend, handing Ingwe three free points.last_img read more

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O.C. Sheriff Carona indicted on U.S. corruption charges

first_imgSANTA ANA – Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona, once a rising star in California politics, was indicted on federal corruption charges for allegedly accepting tens of thousands of dollars in gifts and cash in exchange for political favors. A sweeping indictment unsealed Tuesday charges the 52-year-old lawman once dubbed “America’s Sheriff” with seven counts, including conspiracy, mail fraud and witness tampering. Also charged were Carona’s wife of 27 years, Deborah, and attorney Debra Victoria Hoffman, identified in court papers as his “longtime mistress.” If convicted of all counts, Carona, a graduate of Charter Oak High School in Covina, could face a maximum sentence of 95 years in prison, plus thousands of dollars in fines. He was expected to surrender to authorities today at the U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, said U.S. attorney spokesman Thom Mrozek. The sheriff’s criminal attorney, H. Dean Steward, said before the indictment was unsealed that he was not aware of any charges against his client. He did not immediately return an e-mail requesting comment after the charges were made public. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The two former assistant sheriffs, Donald Haidl and George Jaramillo, previously pleaded guilty to related charges as part of a deal with prosecutors. Jaramillo, who is currently serving a 12-month term on state charges, cooperated with federal investigators to bring the case against Carona, his attorney said. According to prosecutors, all five conspired to get Carona elected in 1998 so he could then use his position to enrich himself and his cohorts. In all, Carona and other conspirators are accused of accepting of more than $350,000 in cash, gifts, loans and other compensation, authorities said. The scheme began when Haidl solicited donations to Carona’s election campaign and then reimbursed donors to hide the money trail, prosecutors said. After Carona was elected, Haidl, a wealthy businessman, paid for a Lake Tahoe vacation for Carona and Jaramillo and their spouses, officials said. He also gave Carona a boat and boat trailer valued at more than $5,000 in 2001 and the personal use of Haidl’s yacht and private plane, the indictment claims. Additionally, Haidl made monthly $1,000 payments to Carona for “full access to sheriff’s department resources” and a “get out of jail free card” for friends and family members, authorities said. Haidl also appointed Carona and Jaramillo to the board of directors of a company owned by Haidl’s uncle and gave a $110,000 loan to Carona’s girlfriend and Jaramillo to help rescue their floundering law firm. In return, the indictment alleges, Carona appointed Haidl to the position of assistant sheriff for reserves in 1999 and made Haidl’s family, friends and business associates reserve deputies. When Haidl’s teenage son, Gregory, was arrested in connection with a 2002 gang rape, Carona allegedly asked Jaramillo to lobby the county district attorney to charge the teen as a juvenile instead of as an adult. And when Gregory Haidl was arrested for a drug charge a year later, he received “preferential treatment” from the Sheriff’s Department with Carona’s consent, the indictment said. Carona also appointed his wife to the Orange County Fair Board of Directors and Hoffman, his mistress, to the State Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention and the California Council on Criminal Justice, both of which he chaired. Beyond that, Carona allegedly accepted gifts from a number of unnamed Orange County businessmen, including ringside tickets to an Oscar De La Hoya and Felix Trinidad boxing match in Las Vegas; Mont Blanc pens; and luxury box seats to see the Angels in the World Series playoffs. His wife allegedly accepted designer suits and a Cartier watch valued at about $15,000. Carona, his wife and Hoffman all face counts of conspiracy in the 29-page indictment. Carona and Hoffman face four counts of mail fraud depriving the public of the right of honest services of a public official. Carona also is charged with two counts of witness tampering and Hoffman faces three counts of bankruptcy fraud. Haidl has since pleaded guilty to a federal tax offense. Jaramillo has pleaded guilty to federal charges of honest services mail fraud and tax fraud. The indictment is a serious blow to Carona, who first came to the nation’s attention during an investigation into the 2002 kidnapping and murder of 5-year-old Samantha Runnion. CNN’s Larry King called him “America’s Sheriff,” a nickname that appears on Carona’s official biography. He quickly became a rising star in state Republican politics, had been mentioned as a possible candidate for lieutenant governor and even met with then-White House political strategist Karl Rove to discuss his career. Yet Carona’s star fell almost as quickly. The Los Angeles Times reported in 2005 that he had issued badges and concealed-weapons permits to campaign contributors without proper training or background checks. In August, Carona agreed to a settlement with the state Fair Political Practices Commission and paid a $15,000 fine after he incorrectly billed his campaign committee for thousands of dollars in non-itemized expenses.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Scout soars to Eagle status

first_imgLibrarian Mary Helen Garcia knew Soltero as an elementary school student. Now, she said, she is proud of his efforts to help the school. “This helped tremendously in all of our classroom libraries,” Garcia said. “It provided just about one book per student.” Soltero said the project also created a system for managing the new books, allowing children to check out and return books on a schedule and making it possible for teachers to track which student had which book. Garcia said Soltero is active in church and still visits the elementary school often. “He does come around, even before this project,” Garcia said. “He’s very dedicated and once he started this project there was no stopping him.” Soltero attributed the success of the project and his maturity to Scouting, saying he enjoyed the many camping trips and outdoor skills he learned. “It basically taught me to be a man,” Soltero said. His father, Jesus Soltero Sr., said he is impressed by his son’s accomplishment and looks forward to seeing his successes in the future. His son plans to transfer to UCLA, to work as an engineer, and to one day raise a family. “I know he’s going to finish college,” Jesus Soltero Sr. said. “Because he set a goal to earn his blackbelt, and he did, and he set a goal to get his Eagle Scout and he did. He already has his sights set on being a good father.” airan.scruby@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – For Jesus Soltero Jr., it’s always important to finish what he starts. Soltero, 18, of Pico Rivera, said he attributes his success in academics, martial arts and most recently in obtaining his Eagle Scout rank to his determination to get things done. “Scouting was something I liked since I was a little kid,” Soltero said. “I always like to complete something.” Soltero, now a freshman at Cal State L.A., has already applied his tenacity to earning his black belt in Chinese kenpo karate two years ago, a lifelong ambition. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsHis second childhood ambition, becoming an Eagle Scout, was realized Friday at Santa Mariana de Paredes Catholic Church in Pico Rivera. Now Soltero says he hopes to give back to the Boy Scout community by helping to lead Troop 195, where he earned his 21 merit badges. “Scouting is the most memorable moment of my adolescent life,” Soltero said. “If I could just give back, I would and I will.” To achieve the highest honor in Scouting, Soltero served in leadership positions in the troop, and completed a service project to benefit a reading program at the elementary school he attended years before. By organizing a fundraising breakfast at St. Mariana’s Church, Soltero was able to generate more than $1,400, which he donated to a new accelerated reading program at the school. The money was used to buy books at varying levels of difficulty for classroom use, to encourage students to push themselves in reading. last_img read more

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Carer told cinema staff he would ‘punch their teeth out’ after being refused entry

first_imgA man who was refused entry to his local cinema after claiming he forgot his child’s carer card told staff he would ‘punch their teeth out.’ Michael McDonagh appeared before Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal following the incident at Century Cinemas on January 5th last. McDonagh arrived at the cinema along with his wife and children.He asked staff if he could get in for free as he was a carer for one of his children.However, staff told him he could not get in for free as he did not have the proper carer’s card with him.He purchased four tickets for the matinee show at 3pm.However, Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan told the court that he then threatened staff that he would punch their teeth out.Martin McDonagh Pic copyright of North West News Pics.Manager and owner of the cinema, Mr Mark Doherty, told McDonagh, of the Big Isle, Letterkenny, that his wife and children could get into the film but he could not.He continued to try and get into the film and told staff “Get away from me or I’ll break your jaw.”The film was delayed as a result of the commotion.Gardai arrived and tried to calm McDonagh down but he continued to be abusive.He held up his phone and told Gardai he was recording them.Gardai pleaded with McDonagh to calm down and that they did not want to put him in handcuffs in front of his children but he then asked to be handcuffed.Solicitor for McDonagh, Mr Frank Dorrian, said Mr Doherty and his staff at the cinema treated his client perfectly but he refused to accept the voice of authority.The court heard that McDonagh has 44 previous convictions.Judge Paul Kelly asked if McDonagh had been back to the cinema since the incident and he was told that he had not.Judge Kelly added “This is absolutely disgraceful carry-on and there is no excuse for it, good bad or indifferent,”He adjourned the case until December 7th next and ordered a probation report to be carried out on McDonagh.Carer told cinema staff he would ‘punch their teeth out’ after being refused entry was last modified: October 1st, 2018 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:Century CinemascinemacourtGradiletterkennyMICHAEL MCDONAGHlast_img read more

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DONEGAL EDGED OUT BY DUBLIN IN CROKER LEAGUE CRACKER!

first_imgCormac Costelloe scores Dublin’s opening goal at Croke Park this evening.A pulsating National League encounter between Donegal and Dublin under the floodlights of Croke Park saw the men from the capital eventually pull away from their north-west rivals.In a game which had everything from sendings-off, black cards, goals as well as some tremendous football, no quarter was given by either side.If this was mundane league football, we’ll take it every weekend with the Dubs coming away winners on a final scoreline of 2-10 to 0-11. Donegal were put on the back foot early on despite taking the lead.Cormac Costlloe burst through on goal after a poor kick-out from Paul Durcan and blasted into the back of the Donegal net.An outstretched Durcan injured himself and had to be replaced by Michael Boyle.The Creeslough man did little wrong and could hardly have been blamed for Dublin’s second goal by sub Jack McCaffery late on. In between Donegal had matched Dublin in every department with Michael Murphy, Christy Toye, Patrick McBrearty and Neil Gallagher all putting in big shifts.Hits came in thick and fast throughout and at times it looked as if referee Deegan may lose control of the tie.Dean Rock was as accurate as ever for Dublin notching up five points with four of these coming from frees while newcomer John Small was named Man of the Match at centre-back for the Sky Blues.Dublin’s Kevin McManaman was sent for an early shower after a second yellow card early in the second half and it looked as if Donegal had been handed the advantage.Rory Gallagher sensed an opportunity and drafted in Colm McFadden in a bid to shore up more scores. But Gallagher’s side squandered six very kickable points from a collection of wides.With just two points between the sides, McCaffrey managed to split the Donegal defence and shoot into the roof of the net past Boyle.It was a killer blow for Donegal who were never going to pull five points back in what was a nip-and-tuck game throughout.Michael Murphy was shown a black card with three minutes left on the watch but at that stage it was incidental. Rory Gallagher should be pleased with his team’s overall effort but their accuracy in front of the posts will have to be worked on.There’s a lot of water still to pass under the bridge before the championship begins, but these are two teams who look capable of having another big say in where the Sam Maguire could be heading come September.DONEGAL EDGED OUT BY DUBLIN IN CROKER LEAGUE CRACKER! was last modified: February 8th, 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:Croke ParkdonegaldublinNational Leaguelast_img read more

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ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS MAGHERY TO PERFORM AT THE ROSE OF TRALEE

first_imgMaghery Fife & Drum Band were crowned Senior Flute All Ireland Champions 2015 on Sunday 16th August, at Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann in Sligo.This is a huge success that this Maghery Band has been working towards for the past THREE years. The members hard work, determination and dedication has paid off with their outstanding performance given in Sligo.Maghery band stole the show with what would have been 10 in a row for competitors Mullaghduff.The band travelled onto Claremorris on Sunday night to celebrate where supporters travelled the distance to be with them and party the night away.The band then, with the Cup in two, travelled to Tralee yesterday (Mon 17th Aug) where they performed at the Dome for guests at the televised Rose of Tralee Show. The band then were flying the Maghery flag in the Dome last night for all supporters watching on TV!The band will be performing AGAIN this evening and parading the crowned Rose of Tralee tonight at Tralee’s Midnight Madness parade.Maghery will be returning home tomorrow on Wednesday 19th Aug for their highly anticipated Homecoming.Details of their homecoming are to follow soon.Well done Maghery!ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS MAGHERY TO PERFORM AT THE ROSE OF TRALEE was last modified: August 18th, 2015 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:Featuresnewslast_img read more

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