Larceny accused on $50,000 bail

first_imgA Lusignan, East Coast Demerara teen was on Tuesday arraigned on a larceny charge when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Eighteen-year-old Khemraj Persaud pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on March 29, 2016, at Port Kaituma, North West District, he stole 0,000, property of Basdeo Persaud.Prosecutor Deniro Jones related to the Court that the case file was incomplete and the stolen money was not recovered by Police. He then objected to bail.The defendant told the Court he lived in Lusignan but worked in Port Kaituma as a gold miner.He was granted ,000 bail. The case will continue on May 3 at the Matthews Ridge Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more

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West Point ETU under Renovation for School Building

first_imgWest Point Township’s controversial Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) which was used to admit suspected Ebola patients during the height of the outbreak is under renovation to be used as a school campus.When our reporter visited West Point Township yesterday Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Department of Children and Family (DCF), Victor Fiayah, said DCF, a non-governmental organization (NGO), is responsible for the renovation of the N.V. Massaquoi Elementary, Junior, and Senior High school.According to him, the school is being renovated with funding from DCF and partners, including the United Nations Mission on Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) and is expected to be completed in 19 days.Fiayah said the DCF is equipped with professional workers who are capable of completing the project.  “The facility,” he said, “has already been disinfected before the renovation work began, and will again be disinfected before the commencement of classes.”The DCF has since the outbreak last year, created awareness in various counties about the danger of the Ebola virus and has encouraged community dwellers to take the necessary safety and preventive measures.He said the DCF is presently operating in several counties, including Montserrado, Rivergee, Grand Bassa, Grand Gedeh, Maryland, Sinoe and Bomi, implementing other projects.He has meanwhile commended the international partners who provided funding to DCF to reconstruct the damaged school facility. The N.V. Massaquoi School was established in 2013 to build student capacities through vocational and classroom education.It may be called that the school was used as a place to keep suspected Ebola patients, and if confirmed, were later taken to basic treatment centers. As a result of the decision, some of the residents became disgruntled and angrily broke into the building; took away items that belonged to suspected patients at the time. In reaction, the government unprecedentedly quarantined the entire West Point for 21 days, a situation that led to rioting which resulted in the death of 16-year old Shakie Kamara as well as wounding Titus Nuahn.The unit was also stormed by suspected criminals who reportedly made away with important health-related items, including mattresses of Ebola patients during the height of the virus.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Dawson Creek Drug Bust Friday

first_imgThe Dawson Creek RCMP is reporting a drug bust last Friday morning. During the early morning hours of April 24th, Mounties raided what they’re calling a “heavily fortified” house, and found an undisclosed quantity of unnamed drugs and cash, as well as a loaded 9mm handgun. 25 year-old Damien William Rice, and 41 year-old Laurel Thomson were arrested and charged with weapons and drug related offences, and have been released on bail.  At this time, the RCMP won’t be releasing any more information about this bust.- Advertisement -Anyone with more information on this on any other suspected grow-op is encouraged to call the D.C. RCMP detachment, at (250) 784-3700.last_img read more

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Governor set to address British Conservative Party

first_img“There’s a long history of the Republican Party in the U.S. and the Conservative Party in Britain working together on important issues,” said Adam Mendelsohn, the governor’s communications director. “There’s a new generation of leaders showing that protecting the environment brings economic strength and is in the tradition of the Conservative Party.” Schwarzenegger, a Republican, signed legislation last year imposing a first-in-the-nation emissions cap on utilities, refineries and manufacturing plants, with a goal of cutting greenhouse gases to 1990 levels by 2020. And Schwarzenegger and Blair announced plans to work toward a possible joint emissions-trading market. In January, Schwarzenegger declared himself to be a centrist at the inauguration for his second term as governor. “Centrist does not mean weak,” Schwarzenegger said then. “It does not mean watered down or warmed over. It means well-balanced and well-grounded.” The Conservative Party conference will be held in Blackpool, in northwest England, from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3. LONDON – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will address the annual conference of Britain’s Conservative Party, the party said Sunday, citing the California governor’s commitment to the environment – an issue the British opposition hopes to claim for its own. David Cameron, the Conservative leader, has been attempting to reposition his party – once led by Margaret Thatcher and Winston Churchill – in the center, to the dismay of some of the Conservative faithful. But the party, which last won a general election 15 years ago, has seen an increase in support in some polls in Britain, where the government is dominated by Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Labour Party. Cameron has seized the environment as his party’s key issue. He changed the Conservative Party logo from a torch to a tree, and has been photographed cycling to work at the House of Commons. “Governor Schwarzenegger led a dramatic revival of his party’s fortunes in California and as governor he has shown tremendous leadership – above all in pioneering measures to protect the environment, reaching out to political opponents in doing so,” Cameron said in a statement. 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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Exclusive – Liverpool’s talks over Ligue 1 striker have ended, admits Rodgers

first_imgBrendan Rodgers admits a deal to bring forward Divock Origi’s switch to Liverpool has fallen through.The striker, who agreed to join the Reds during the 2014 World Cup, is spending the season on loan at French club Lille.Talks have been held about the possibility of ending the 19-year-old’s spell at the Ligue 1 side, following a prolonged spell on the sidelines for Daniel Sturridge.But, speaking to talkSPORT, the Northern Irishman claims the Belgium forward will remain on loan.“The original deal was for him to come next summer,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “There were a few discussions in January.“The likelihood is that he will stay at Lille. He’s a really exciting young talent and has got everything you need for the Premier League. He’s fast, has great feet, is tactically very good, and he works hard.“Everything is set up for him to come to the Premier League. He just needs to finish the season at Lille and we’ll have him for next season.”last_img read more

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CONFIRMED! Tottenham defender leaves on loan

first_img Federico Fazio (c) Tottenham defender Federico Fazio has joined former club Sevilla on loan for the rest of the season, the Premier League club have confirmed.The 28-year-old Argentine, who has three caps for his national team, has fallen down the pecking order at White Hart Lane and has returned to Spain having made just one appearance for Spurs this term.Fazio arrived at Tottenham from Sevilla in an £8million deal in August 2014, after playing 148 games and scoring 12 goals in seven years at the La Liga outfit, but struggled to establish himself at the north London club.He didn’t get off to the best start, getting sent off in his debut game against Manchester City and went on to make only 14 league appearances in his first campaign.And the summer signing of Toby Alderweireld, who immediately built a strong centre-back partnership with Belgian compatriot Jan Vertonghen, meant his playing time this term has been minimal.His only appearance came against Arsenal in the League Cup third round, and he was at directly at fault for the Gunners’ goals as they beat Spurs 2-1 at White Hart Lane.Spurs announced on their website: “Federico Fazio has joined Spanish side Sevilla on loan for the rest of the season.“The defender returns to the team he joined us from in the summer of 2014 having made 32 appearances in our colours to date.” 1last_img read more

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Lakers, NBA return to devastated New Orleans

first_imgNEW ORLEANS – For one night, the people of this hurricane-battered city could forget about the trash that hasn’t been picked up, the power that hasn’t been turned on and the friends and family members still scattered across the country. There was a game to be played Wednesday at New Orleans Arena – the city’s first since Hurricane Katrina – as the Hornets returned home to face the Lakers, with an announced sellout crowd living and dying a little with each possession down the stretch. In the end, the Lakers spoiled the homecoming with a 113-107 victory as Kobe Bryant hit three sensational jumpers, each more improbable than the one before it, in the last 2 minutes and guard Smush Parker came up with a big steal with 46.9 seconds left. But it was a night bigger than basketball as the fans who stayed to the end stood and cheered at the final buzzer of a loss. The pre-game invocation (a Hornets tradition) mentioned the “long Katrina winter” and looking forward to a “spring of hope.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “It’s a testament to the character of this city,” Bryant said, “and to the people that reside here, about their resiliency, their ability to bounce back, and to move on from a very difficult situation, seemingly impossible situation.” More than the 17,744 in attendance, NBA Commissioner David Stern hoped to send a message to the tens of thousands of evacuated residents of this city now living elsewhere. Like the people of their city, the Hornets had to relocate after the hurricane – to Oklahoma City – and will return to play three more games this month in New Orleans. An additional six are scheduled for next season and the team hopes to return for good in 2007-08. “To be playing in a sold-out building,” Stern said, “and attracting the media attention so that people can see what’s going on here, and indeed displaced people can see that this is a place that can support community, is important to us.” The game was played in New Orleans Arena, next door to the Superdome, where tens of thousands were sheltered in the storm’s aftermath. The arena reopened last weekend, with the smell from fresh paint filling the hallways by the locker rooms. center_img But the NBA was back in business in the Big Easy, no small feat considering that many of the stores on Canal Street still haven’t reopened and fewer than half of the city’s former residents have returned home. Lakers coach Phil Jackson, who made a dismissive comment in January about the mud and termites in New Orleans when the NBA decided to return this season, gave the arena his approval at the morning shootaround. “Seats look clean, floor is dry, everything looks pretty shipshape here,” Jackson said. “We’ll be the only ones with the mud. The way we’ve been playing, our feet have been in mud.” After their shootaround, the Lakers sent a contingent of players – Brian Cook, Devean George, Devin Green, Ronny Turiaf, Luke Walton and Parker – to take part in a Habitat for Humanity event in the city’s St. Roch neighborhood. Habitat for Humanity is building two homes on a formerly vacant lot in the neighborhood, which is stirring back to life after the hurricane. The players pounded a couple of nails, posed for some pictures and tried to take in as much as they could. “It looks like things are getting back to order,” Cook said. “There’s still a lot of trash around. To see the aftermath of what has happened here, I just feel for these people because they’ve been through a long struggle. It looks like there’s a sign of light at the end of the tunnel.” “There’s houses as far as you can see that are vacant right now,” added Parker, who saved his hammer as a memento and brought it to the game. Stern also attended the Habitat event, part of a day spent meeting with local officials. With the league negotiating to bring the 2008 All-Star Game to New Orleans, Stern was briefed on everything from the condition of the city’s hotels to its ports. He even got a firsthand look at one of the city’s hardest-hit areas. With President George W. Bush touring New Orleans on Wednesday, Stern ran into a roadblock on his way to the house-building and got out of his sport utility vehicle to walk with a couple of NBA staffers. Stern said he heard from people whose homes were under as much as 14 feet of water in the flooding after the hurricane. “Frankly, for me, Anderson Cooper’s been doing a good job,” Stern said of the CNN host. A couple of blocks away in the lower Ninth Ward, row after row of abandoned houses still bear the “X” scrawled by search and rescue teams that went door to door. Except for the scattered crews in fumigation suits clearing debris, the streets were desolate. “The thing that you just can’t get away from,” Stern said, “is when you walk through the lower Ninth Ward, it’s just the notion that one moment you had a house and a neighborhood and the next moment you had nothing, if you were lucky enough to get away with your life.” Stern reaffirmed that the Hornets would return for the 2007-08 season, the simplest reason being the team has a lease with the arena that runs through 2012. More than that, Stern sees the potential in a city that could receive $100 billion in new investment. But the commissioner was almost philosophical in talking about the return of the people in New Orleans; only an estimated 189,000 out of the city’s 465,000 residents before Katrina have returned. “There’ll just be some interesting questions on the human scale,” Stern said. “If your lot here wasn’t so good in the first place, and your car and home and your job were taken away from you, and you have all three someplace else, you’ve got your own personal decision to make about what you’re going to do with your life.” Bryant, meanwhile, reflected on the magnitude of playing in the game afterward. “It was just a special moment,” Bryant said. “We’re honored to be a part of it, really. This is truly a historical event and we felt like we came out here and gave them a good show.” Ross Siler, (818) 713-3610 ross.siler@dailynews.com 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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DERRY CITY STAR SET TO JOIN UP WITH DONEGAL GAA SQUAD

first_imgDerry City player Cillian Morrison is set to turn his back on professional football – and join Rory Gallagher’s Donegal GAA panel.Morrison has played League of Ireland football with UCD, Cork City and Derry City respectively.However, it is believed he is strongly considering taking up an invitation from Rory Gallagher to join the Donegal squad when they resume training. Donegal will train collectively again in December in preparation for the Dr McKenna Cup competition – and forthcoming National Allianz League.It is believed that Gallagher is keen to have a look at Morrison despite the fact he has only played ONE GAA match this season.Morrison was introduced as a second-half substitute in the Donegal SFC by Maxi Curran for St Eunan’s.However, he only lasted two minutes before he was black-carded for an off the ball incident. Morrison is a highly rated GAA player, and he starred for St Eunan’s in their Ulster SFC campaign in 2014.He was an integral part of the Donegal U21 side that reached the All-Ireland final in 2010 under the management of Jim McGuinness.Derry City have appointed a new manager in the form of Kenny Shiels, and Morrison could yet return to The Brandywell, but all indications are is he set to throw his lot in with Donegal.DERRY CITY STAR SET TO JOIN UP WITH DONEGAL GAA SQUAD was last modified: November 9th, 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:newsSportlast_img read more

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Bubbly provides the sparkle

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “Good health and happiness,” said Micki Jacobs, 38, of Bell Canyon, picking up a $24 bottle of Piper Heidsieck champagne that she and her husband, Ron, will use for a toast by the TV set as the ball drops in New York’s Times Square. Though sparkling wine and champagne sales fell flat after the 9-11 terrorist attacks of 2001, the fizz is back. Last year, Americans bought 30 million gallons of sparkling wine, according to The Wine Institute, a trade group, with sales this year appearing even brighter. For the 52 weeks through Thanksgiving, Americans spent $611 million on bubbly, according to the ACNielsen marketing firm, compared with $572 million in 2004. On Friday, residents stocked up on their favorite carbonated cuvees. “It represents happiness,” said David Breitstein, who founded Duke of Bourbon in Canoga Park with his wife, Judy, 39 years ago. “That good things will happen to you in the New Year … good for the San Fernando Valley, good for Los Angeles, hopefully a very peaceful year in the world.” While Duke of Bourbon features a Napa-born bottle of Schramsberg champagne named in the store’s honor, Green Jug features a hot pink bottle of $380 Cristal rose. And while both stores sell a range of bubbly, Dom Perignon – arguably the most famous champagne – is not their premium. “It’s expensive, but too pedestrian – you gotta try something different,” insisted Green Jug owner Mike Gruner, who opened his West Hills market with his wife, Audrey, more than three decades ago. “We’re not married to these labels. We’re always looking for a new date.” At the Valley Inn, hundreds of guests will gather inside the historic bar to raise a glass of Chateau St. Michelle champagne. “It’s going to be a fabulous year,” declared inn owner Sophia Brodetsky. At the Johnsons’ home in Simi Valley, Mike and his wife will toast their home remodel – and a potential University of Southern California victory over Texas at the Rose Bowl. And at the Liebermans’ home in West Hills, Julian and his wife will toast “less war, less hurricanes, less earthquakes – and a cure for AIDS” in 2006. For Zabehi, favored guests will get the $99 Dom Perignon. And “for people I don’t like,” he said, they can drink the $8 Korbel. Dana Bartholomew, (818) 713-3730 dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! For Tony Zabehi, two words sum up New Year’s Eve: Dom Perignon. “It cost me $400 to buy four bottles right here, and I’ll drink the hell out of it,” said Zabehi, 50, of West Hills, adding a New Year’s stogie from Green Jug Fine Wine & Spirits. “I’ll pop it out – and it’ll go shhhhhhhhhhh all over the floor.” If folks’ hopes fizzled for 2005, the New Year offers bubbly promise for champagne toasts across Los Angeles. From six-packs of canned Sofia to a $2,000 jeroboam of Perrier-Jouet, revelers will greet the New Year with effervescent gusto, their flutes filled with hopes for 2006. last_img read more

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Donegal girl awarded further €1m settlement at High Court

first_imgA further €1m interim settlement has been approved by the High Court for a young Co Donegal girl with cerebral palsy, bringing to more than €2.45m her total payments to date.The President of the High Court, noting Ruby Leanne McCandless will celebrate her 12th birthday next month, wished the child a very happy birthday. Ruby has diskinetic cerebral palsy and will require lifelong care. She suffered her injuries as a result of her mother not being referred to hospital with symptoms of pre-eclampsia, it was claimed.Des O’Neill SC, for the family, said Ruby’s mother, Christina McDaid, had high blood pressure at the end of her pregnancy and should have been referred to hospital immediately.Through her mother, Ruby, of Foxwood, Gleneely, Inishowen, sued the HSE in relation to the care Ms McDaid received at the end of her pregnancy in 2006.It was claimed there were failures to diagnose and treat pre-eclampsia at the earliest reasonable opportunity and to have her admitted to hospital to have her high blood pressure properly managed.In 2014, the High Court approved a settlement including an interim payment of €1.45m to cover care to 2018.When the case came back before the court on Friday, Mr Justice Peter Kelly was asked by Mr O’Neill to approve a further payment of €1m for the next four years, to include payments to assist Ruby’s parents, her main carers, in providing her care into the future.The judge said he was satisfied it was a good settlement and perfectly adequate to meet her future care costs over that period. He was also glad to be told by the child’s parents they were satisfied with the settlement.He adjourned the matter to March 2022 on the understanding the parents would have the option of a further interim settlement or lump sum payment. He was hopeful the legislation necessary to provide for periodic payment orders, which was passed last year, would be commenced “long before 2022” and the parents had the option to avail of that.Outside court, a representative of Callan Tansey, solicitors for the family, said they were happy with the settlement but he said politicians should remedy the “fundamentally flawed” periodic payments legislation.It will not ensure the lifelong needs of the catastrophically injured will be sufficiently funded, he said.For full report on this court case see https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/high-court-approves-further-1m-settlement-for-girl-11-with-cerebral-palsy-36637844.htmlDonegal girl awarded further €1m settlement at High Court was last modified: February 25th, 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:awardGleneelyHIGH COURTRuby Leanne McCandlesslast_img read more

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