Teen granted $50,000 bail

first_imgMazaruni robberies…Johnson Charlie, 19, of Jawalla Village, Upper Mazaruni was granted $50,000 bail for two robbery charges when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Wednesday. Police brought the charges against Charlie when a stolen cellphone belonging to one of the Virtual Complainants was found in hisJohnson Charliepossession. According to the facts presented before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, between December 6 and December 7, 2017, at Imbaibadi, Upper Mazaruni, Charlie allegedly broke and entered Sheldon Williams’ shop. He allegedly stole eight packs of Bristol cigarettes, three boxes of chicken and chips snacks, small bottles of vodka and $100,000 cash which totalled $110,000. Police further alleged that between November 25 and 26, 2017, Charlie broke and entered the dwelling place of Camilla Hunter at Jawalla Village and stole her Samsung phone and a memory card, which were valued $47,500. The 19-year-old man who told the Chief Magistrate that he works as a miner was said to have been jailed for three months in 2015 for a similar matter. He was placed on $25,000 bail on each charge after he denied the accusations. He was also placed on a bond to keep good behaivour pending the outcome of the trial. The matters were adjourned to March 19 and transferred to the Kamarang Magistrate’s Court where Charlie will make his next appearance.last_img read more

Chef jailed for trafficking cocaine

first_imgA 34-year-old chef who was nabbed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) with 89 cocaine pellets in his stomach was on Monday jailed.Hosanna Moses, of Lot 35 Fourth Street, Kingston, Georgetown, was jailed when he appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Moses admitted that between November 14 and 16, 2018 at the Georgetown Public Hospital, he had in his possession 888 grams of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.The prosecution’s case, presented by Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore, stated that Moses was an outgoing passenger on a Surinam Airways flight destined for Miami. However, ranks from the narcotics branch attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), intercepted him after he was acting in a suspicious manner.A subsequent search was conducted on his person and suitcase, but nothing illegal was found. However, after being further questioned he confessed to swallowing a quantity of cocaine pellets. A later X-ray conducted at the Georgetown Public Hospital, showed the cocaine pellets in Moses’ stomach.His attorney in a plea of mitigation told the court that his client fully cooperated with the Police in the investigations, while further stating that he is the sole bread winner of his family. Moses admitted that it was his negligence that caused him to commit the act.Magistrate Latchman jailed the father of one for four years and also imposed a $1.8 million fine.last_img read more

Transportation Safety Board Continuing Fatal Plane Crash Investigation

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Transportation Safety Board are continuing their investigation into a float plane crash that claimed the life of a Fort St. John resident last weekend.The crash happened on Saturday, June 4th at approximately 9:00 PM near Williston Lake when the single-engined aircraft crashed into hilly terrain near the reservoir. Witnesses to the crash then notified the RCMP, who are investigating the incident in cooperation with the BC Coroner’s Service and the TSB.The float plane involved in the incident was a Wag-Aero Sport, which is an amateur-built aircraft, according to the TSB’s Regional Manager of Aviation Accident Investigation, Bill Yearwood. Yearwood says that according to witness statements passed on by police and the Coroner’s Service, the accident apparently occurred when the pilot attempted a manoeuvre that resulted in the plane entering into a stall from which the pilot was unable to recover before the plane impacted with a hillside near the lake. After looking at the statements provided to him, Yearwood said that accident does not appear to have been caused by any mechanical malfunction with the plane, saying that witness statements are consistent with an accident where loss of control was the lead cause.- Advertisement -Energeticcity.ca attempted to but was unable to reach a spokesperson from the BC Coroner’s Service for an update on their investigation.last_img read more

Estonia 0-1 England: Rooney’s free-kick sees off plucky hosts

first_img1 Wayne Rooney edged closer to becoming England’s all-time record goalscorer with the winner in Tallinn as the Three Lions secured a 1-0 victory over Estonia in their Euro 2016 qualifier.The Manchester United striker scored a second-half free-kick to settle the Group E contest and maintain England’s 100% start to their campaign.Rooney’s goal was his 43rd for his country, leaving the 28-year-old just six shy of Sir Bobby Charlton’s national record.In truth, it was a hugely disappointing performance from England against a plucky Estonia side, who played almost the entire second half with ten men after Ragnar Klavan’s sending off.But Roy Hodgson will take comfort from the fact his team have taken maximum points from their first three qualifying games and are still yet to concede.Much of the pre-match talk centred around Hodgson’s decision to omit Raheem Sterling from his starting line-up after the 19-year-old complained of feeling tired on the eve of the match.England still had plenty of quality on show, but their attacking players all failed to shine, with Rooney missing a host of chances before securing the winner.Hodgson had warned his side not to expect another walkover against Estonia, and it quickly became clear they would prove a tougher nut to crack than San Marino.The minnows could even have been ahead inside 40 seconds. Fabian Delph was wrestled off the ball, Estonia broke with purpose and Sergei Zenjov’s deflected shot went just narrowly wide of Joe Hart’s goal. Henri Anier then blasted the resulting corner over the top of Manchester City goalkeeper’s crossbar.It was a worrying start for the vistiors, but they began to dominate possession from then on and almost snatched the lead inside 15 minutes.Jack Wilshere, again operating at the base of a midfield diamond, found Rooney inside the box with a pinpoint pass and, while the United man made good contact on the ball, he could only divert it over the crossbar.The Three Lions captain was perhaps unlucky with that effort but there was no doubt he should have done better with his next chance.Leighton Baines was set free down the left and whipped the ball across the box to the United man, who was unmarked but somehow failed to make any connection.Rooney was again at the centre of action moments later as he found Welbeck with an accurate cross-field pass before the Arsenal forward’s drive across the box just eluded the onrushing Adam Lallana.Wilshere then flashed an effort wide as England’s frustration began to grow and Hodgson would have been seriously concerned at half-time as Estonia entered the break all-square.It got little better in the second half, however, as England again struggled to break through an organised and rigid defence.They were given a helping hand though when Klavan, who was booked in the first half for a foul on Welbeck, knocked Delph over as he raced through and the referee sent him off.Despite holding a numerical advantage, England still looked blunt in and around the Estonia area.Hodgson duly brought on Sterling and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to inject some pace into the team.The Arsenal substitute should have scored shortly after his introduction, but he mistimed his jump following a smart delivery by Calum Chambers and Estonia survived again.England thought they had won a penalty when Martin Vunk, an Estonian journeyman who has played for 12 teams, knocked over Sterling, but the referee ruled the winger was outside the box.It did not matter in the end though as Rooney found his shooting boots.The England captain curled a dipping shot over the wall onto the post. Sergei Pareiko made a complete hash of the save, dropping the ball into his own net and England had the lead. Finally.Hodgson’s men took their foot off the gas in the final few minutes, but they still missed another chance in injury time when Rooney raced through but shot straight at Pareiko.It was a disappointing end to a disappointing performance, but the Three Lions’ perfect record remains. Wayne Rooney celebrates his winner against Estonia last_img read more

Barcelona star’s €150m buyout clause rules out Manchester City move

first_img Jordi Alba 1 Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba has ended talk of a move to Manchester City by agreeing to extend his contract at the Camp Nou.The Spain international had previously been linked with a move to the Etihad, with some reports claiming the Premier League side were ready to splash nearly £50m on him.However, any talk of a move to City has now been quashed after Alba agreed to extend his stay with Barcelona.The new deal sees the 26-year-old sign on for five more years, while also adding a €150m buyout clause to his contract.A statement on the club’s website read: “FC Barcelona announce that they have reached an agreement with Jordi Alba to extend his contract until 30 June 2020.“His new buyout clause will be €150m. The new contract will be signed in the next few days.”last_img read more

Driver, 82, to pay $12 million for death

first_img“As we told the jury, a measure of a man cannot be calculated by his earning capacity, but more importantly, the true measure of a man like Glenn Garvin was in his marriage of 25 years, the relationship with his two children and his exemplary service to the community,” Hiepler said. “The jurors learned all of these things about Glenn Garvin.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Her husband’s “death on Sept. 16, 2006, as well as the deaths at the Santa Monica outdoor market, were all preventable and teach us that we must individually take responsibility for those we love, whether elderly or young, who should not be driving,” said Pamela Garvin in a written statement. Before going to trial, Seigel admitted liability and the jurors were then asked to consider loss of wages, as well as noneconomic damages. According to the trial brief filed with the court, the day before Seigel hit Garvin, her ophthalmologist advised her for the second time in a little over a month that she had cataracts in both eyes and needed surgery. Garvin, an experienced bike rider, was riding with fellow cyclist Edward Franklin, who testified that the men never left the bicycle lane. Police reports stated that witnesses said Seigel swerved into the lane, hitting Garvin, who died two hours later, said Mark O. Hiepler, the Garvin family’s attorney. Garvin’s death left his wife and sons devoid of his six-figure salary, but they lost much more than that, said Hiepler. SIMI VALLEY – A jury awarded $12.5 million Friday to the family of a prominent Thousand Oaks dental surgeon who was riding his bicycle when he was killed by an 82-year-old driver who the plaintiffs contended had vision problems. Glenn Garvin, 49, a volunteer Thousand Oaks traffic safety officer, was killed the afternoon of Sept. 16, 2006, while riding in the bike lane on Westlake Boulevard, near Cresthaven Drive. He was hit from behind by Norma Seigel, who was driving a brand new Lexus sedan. The wrongful-death lawsuit, filed on behalf of Garvin’s wife and two sons, contended that Seigel should not have been driving after being recently diagnosed with cataracts in both eyes and being involved in another rear-ending auto crash just six months earlier. The seven-day trial in Ventura County Superior Court in Simi Valley highlights the issue of elderly drivers remaining on the road after their driving skills have deteriorated. In one of the most infamous cases, George Russell Weller, an 86-year-old man, killed 10 people in July 2003 while plowing through the Santa Monica Farmers Market in his 1992 Buick Le Sabre. last_img read more

Metrolink train kills motorist on tracks

first_img Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 jason.kandel@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK – A female motorist was killed early Friday when her sedan was hit by a Metrolink train, and transit officials said she drove around crossing gates into the train’s path. The crash at San Fernando Road and Buena Vista Street happened about 8:25 a.m., and occurred three years to the day after a truck driver was killed in a Metrolink collision at the same intersection. “We heard a loud screeching, a loud bang – metal to metal,” said Art Alvarez, 34, who was working at a warehouse along San Fernando Road at the time of the crash. “It sounded like an explosion. People from down the street, over a mile, heard it. It’s just terrible.” Train 208 was carrying about 280 passengers, none of whom was hurt. None of the cars derailed, officials said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The victim’s name was not immediately released, although authorities said she was an elderly woman. “The investigators are trying to piece it all together, and figure out how it occurred,” said Burbank police Officer Vee Jones. Metrolink spokeswoman Denise Tyrrell said the train’s horn, the signals and crossing gates were all working properly. “It’s very, very sad,” she said. “It’s an unnecessary loss of life. This individual took a risk, a split-second risk. The train behaved exactly as it is designed to behave. We are fortunate that our equipment behaved safely and everything went well. But it’s always a sad day when there is a fatality.” The train was in a push-pull configuration, with the passenger car in the front; it felt the brunt of the crash but did not derail. The push-pull method has been under scrutiny since another deadly Metrolink train crash in January 2005 left 11 passengers dead. last_img read more

DONEGAL SOLSTICE WITH A SANDWICH AND A SONG!

first_imgDominic McDermott getting ready to celebrate Solstice this SundayFancy marking this Sunday – the longest day of the year – at Ireland’s most northerly point?Well if you don’t mind the early rise, enjoy a cup of coffee and a bacon sandwich, then Bamba’s Crown at the tip of Malin Head is the place to be!And it’s all thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit of an English chap and his Belfast born better half. Dominic McDermott and his wife Andrea operate Ireland most northerly bakery and coffee shop from their home base at Ireland’s most northerly town land, Ballyhillion.They have two mobile coffee shops and from Easter to September their little ‘three wheel baby van’ climbs the hill to Bamba’s Crown where you can treat yourself to delicious fresh Barista coffee, home baked cakes, pastries etc while enjoying the breath taking scenery.Throughout the year there’s a good chance you could meet their ‘grown up van’ at markets, festivals, work places, beaches, shows, weddings etc around Inishowen.This van was custom built for them with a large oven and fridge as well as a Fracino Espresso machine allowing them to bring delicious hot and cold sandwiches and wraps, pies, soups, stews, chilli as well as their fantastic coffee and baking to places other café’s can’t reach The couple decided three years ago that they would like to mark the Solstice by doing something different.“So at Solstice time we decided to come up to Bamba’s Crown at 2.30pm, throw on a barbecue and about 50 people turned up and we thought this was great,” said Dominic.He added: “We did it again last year and about 90 turned up so this year we’ve decided to go for it once more. I know there’s a big event on at the Grianán of Aileach but we just wanted something low key and simple where people could just come, sit on the rocks, have a cup of coffee and a bacon sandwich and watch the sun come up.The sun rises around 4.40am on Sunday, June 21 but if you make it to Malin Head, Dominic and Andrea will be waiting for you from about 3am onwards.“As far as we’re concerned this is now an annual event. This is a really magical place to watch the sun rise and the view is just astounding,” he said Local resident and one of those campaigning for a top quality tourist facility for the area, Ali Farren said they saw the potential Malin Head had to become a major attraction but needed all agencies to get behind the idea and develop it properly.“We have a fabulous history here but it’s our future that’s more important. I reckon the figure of 200,000 visitors a year is conservative because there’s not a day goes by but you meet someone here. We need the infrastructure and the facilities,” he said.Ali and friends will be holding a musical session at Bamba’s Crown on Solstice evening.“Malin Head has seven minutes more sunlight than anywhere else in Ireland because of our location so what better way to end this special day than in the company of musicians from near and far as the sun goes down. They do it everywhere else in the world, why not here,” he said. DONEGAL SOLSTICE WITH A SANDWICH AND A SONG! was last modified: June 18th, 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:Bamba’s CrownCoffeedonegalMalin Headlast_img read more

Donegal actor Art Parkinson brings home a BAFTA!

first_imgDonegal actor Art Parkinson is adding another accolade to his collection after his movie won a BAFTA award.The 70th annual BAFTA Film Awards ceremony took place last night in the Royal Albert Hall in London.Teen star Art Parkinson (15) who is a native of Movile, voices the lead actor in the epic animation Kubo and the Two Strings which one a BAFTA for Best Animated Film. Kubo was up against Disney’s Zootopia and Moana, and Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory. The victory is a great achievement for the independent production and marks a move from the Disney-typical 3D CGI films that usually take the awards.The film is the longest stop-motion feature ever made – at 1 hour and 41 minutes long it is one minute longer than Coraline.Kubo and the Two Strings has been labelled as a ‘visual masterpiece’. The epic tale directed by Travis Knight sees a one-eyed boy in Japan with the gift of telling fantastical stories embarking on a mystical quest to discover his family’s magical legacy.Art and his co-stars including Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron and Ralph Fiennes will be looking forward to crowning a marvellous awards season with the hope of an Oscar award at the end of this month. Kubo and the Two Strings has received Academy Award nominations in two categories – Best Animated Movie and Best Visual Effects. The BAFTAs are considered the British edition of the Oscars and often serve as a good hint to who will win Oscars.Art retold the story of how he learned about the Oscar nomination on the red carpet last night in London. His muinteoir Derval Newman at Coláiste Chineál Eoghain in Buncrana surprised him with the news in the school corridor. Art revealed that his schoolmates had a good laugh about the high-profile nomination. “I got the mick taken out of me a bit,” he told ODE.Art studies through Irish while out filming all over the world. He was eager to tell entertainment reporters at the BAFTAs about his school, which has 37 students.After the Oscars, Art will be having an action-packed March as he works as an Ambassador for Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017. He will be promoting the biggest Irish festival in Ireland and the world alongside Letterkenny TV personality Michael Carey and Miriam O’ Callaghan.Donegal actor Art Parkinson brings home a BAFTA! was last modified: February 13th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Art ParkinsonBAFTAkubo and the two stringslast_img read more

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino wanted by Real Madrid after Julen Lopetegui axed

first_img lack of bottle All of Lionel Messi’s incredible records against Real Madrid ahead of El Clasico g.o.a.t Latest Real Madrid News REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REAL DEAL Eden Hazard vows to go back to Chelsea when he’s done at Real Madrid in the hat Pogba-Bale swap deal would be ‘mistake’ as Man United ace linked with Real Madrid 1 ROWDY Tottenham could face a major fight to hold on to manager Mauricio Pochettino.Real Madrid are understood to be targeting the Argentine as the successor to Julen Lopetegui, who was sacked on Monday night. Thousands of pro-Catalan protesters make their voice heard before El Clasico center_img PREDICTED return WARNING How to watch Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Stream, channel, kick-off time, team news Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Tottenham were beaten 1-0 by Man City just after Lopetegui was sacked on Monday night Champions League Super Computer: Will Liverpool, Chelsea, City and Spurs qualify? Real have endured a woeful start to the season which has left them ninth in LaLiga after ten games.A 5-1 thrashing by bitter rivals Barcelona proved the final straw for Lopetegui, who was initially rumoured to be replaced by ex-Chelsea coach Antonio Conte.However, it is now being reported by the Sun that the Spanish side won’t be appointing the Italian due to the wishes of their players and are instead targeting Pochettino.Representatives from the Bernabeu are claimed to have met with Poch’s people in London last week as their pursuit hots up. Champions League live reaction: Liverpool, City, Chelsea and Spurs learn fate Bale spotted on Real bench doing ‘bottle flip challenge’ as he Bernabeu exit El Clasico The Argentinian only recently reiterated his commitment to Spurs, however it seems that this will now be severely tested.Reserve team boss Santiagio Solri has been named as Real Madrid’s interim manager at present.Pochettino has been widely praised for the job he has done at Tottenham since leaving Southampton to take charge of the north London club in 2014.Spurs have finished in the Premier League’s top three for the last three seasons, and reached the last 16 of the Champions League last term.Speaking earlier this year, the 46-year-old insisted he is no rush to leave but the farce of Tottenham’s new stadium delays, and concerns over the club’s ambition in the transfer market has seemingly convinced Real they can lure him away.last_img read more