Minibus drivers slapped with causing death charge

first_imgBagotstown accidentThe two minibus drivers allegedly responsible for causing the death of Roxanne Mitchell, killed on Independence night, were both slapped with a causing death by dangerous driving charge when they appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Jamal Mcloud, 60, and his co-accused, Michael Thorne, 26, were arraigned on Friday before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.They were not required to plea to the indictable charge, which stated that on May 26, 2016 at Bagotstown Public Road, East Bank Demerara they drove vehicles bearing license plate BPP 6158 and BPP167 respectively, in a manner dangerous to the public thereby causing the death of Mitchell.Mcloud was represented by Attorney Bernard Dasilva. Dasilva in a bail application told the court that the charge laid against his client is a mere allegation, since his (Mcloud) vehicle was hit from behind at the time of the collision.He further added that Mcloud suffers from hypertension and is a diabetic patient, who has no prior brushes with the law and poses no flight risk since his Guyana passport is invalid.According to Dasilva his client was Mitchell’s neighbour.Meanwhile, Mark Conway representing Thorne stated in his bail application that his client is incapable of moving around since he sustained serious injuries in the collision. He is currently being physically supported by his family, the lawyer said.Prosecutor Deniro Jones made no objections to their requests and so were released on $250,000 bail each. According to reports, Mitchell was returning home from the Independence flag-raising ceremony when the accident occurred at about 01:30h.The case will continue on June 3, 2016.last_img read more

An Open Letter to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

first_imgDear Madam Sirleaf,Kindly accept our sincere greetings. We write to say many thanks and appreciation to you for the invaluable maximum contributions you have been making over the years to the total growth, development and progress of the government and people of Liberia since you assumed power to date – such a sound, democratic leadership is highly commendable indeed.However, Madam President, we are actually constrained and disappointed to bring to your official attention the management of the Cocopa Rubber Plantation Company’s deliberate refusal and denial to give our fair entitled financial benefits to date. Therefore, Your Excellency, we the voiceless and marginalized are at this point in time humbly appealing to you to please intervene in order that we receive our long delayed financial benefits we labored for prior to the war years.It can be recalled that on February 25, 2014, we the former workers of Cocopa Company addressed a letter to you to that effect.By and large, Madam President, the management of the abovementioned company is about to pay her present workforce, and is not even thinking about us at all.Therefore, from the look of things, Madam President, we want to logically deduce and conclude that the management is up to chaos and confusion.Whatever the case, Madam President, we are looking up to you for an amicable final solution at your earliest Executive convenience.With kindest regards and sentiments of our highest esteem.Respectfully yours,Signed: ———————————————————Moses W. Nya, SecretaryCell #0886-978-764/0776-302-167Approved: —————————————————–B. George Kruah, ChairmanCell #0886-923-106/0777-911-090Attested to: ——————————————————David C. Mitchell, AdvisorCell #0886-497-954 Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP recovers stolen property

first_imgGrande Prairie RCMP have recovered over $5000 worth of sports equipment that was stolen on July 27.The equipment was stolen from the Brooks Golf Course in Brooks, Alberta.The stolen goods were found after Grande Prairie RCMP executed a search warrant for a hotel room on August 1, which resulted in the recovery of the equipment.- Advertisement -A 51-year-old man from Eckville, Alta. has been arrested with charges pending.last_img

Fort St. John man has frightening encounter with black bear

first_imgFERNIE, B.C. – A local man from Fort St. John says he might not go back into the backcountry for a run without having bear spray next time after he had a encounter with a bear.Tom Coveney says he was out for a run in the backcountry, near Fernie Alpine Resort, when he was approached by a black bear.He said it was “scary and surreal”. As he tried to get to safety, the bear apparently made three bluff attempts to charge at him.- Advertisement -Coveney says he was “amazed” by the speed of the bear and said that running away was the “dumbest thing” he ever did.Once Coveney reached safety, he spoke with conservation officers and told them what had happened over the last half-hour. He was unharmed.Coveney says he was told by officers that they might trap and try to relocate the bear. He says he is just thankful that the bear was curious and not looking for something to eat.Advertisementlast_img read more

Only minor problems on busiest travel day

first_img“Everyone’s in a good mood,” said Cayton, a 10-year veteran. “They’re all going home to their families. I’ll be working tomorrow, but I’ll be able to get home to have some dinner, so it’s fine with me.” The same went for Julio Delgadillo, who signed on as a taxi dispatcher three months ago. As he hailed cabs and pointed travelers in the proper direction, he noted that even the most fatigued voyagers seemed pleasant. “They treat me OK,” he said. “Everyone’s pretty relaxed. Right now, it’s slow. After Thanksgiving, on Sunday, that’s when they’ll really start coming through.” But for Renee Kahsay, a customer service agent with Hawaiian Airlines, that’s just fine. Everyone’s got their anxieties about making flights on time, she said, but they calm down soon enough. She gets her share of odd questions, as well, with passengers wondering if people speak English in Hawaii (they do), whether you need a passport to travel there (you don’t) and if they can get a hotel room because they foolishly packed their house keys inside a bag that got delayed (they can’t). “I like the high energy,” said Kahsay, a seven-year employee working the 5:30 a.m. shift. “You’re not sitting in a cubicle, looking at papers all day. There’s always something happening at the airport.” At the skycap check-in outside the Northwest Airlines counter in Terminal 2, Duane Gray and his coworkers lugged bags and examined tickets. He’s worked the Thanksgiving shift for 25 years, watching things ebb and flow. People got a little touchy about their travel after 9-11, but now everything is copacetic. “I’m thankful just to be here, brother,” he said. “Just living and working, that’s what it’s all about. I’m very thankful.” 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 MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “This is the best day of the year,” Rutledge beamed. “We like the busy day. We’re always looking for the new question. The new problem. And it ain’t yesterday’s problem. It’s. Happening. Right. Now.” Those problems and questions were pretty minor as he prepared for his last shift before returning to Palos Verdes to get ready for a big Thanksgiving dinner. In his 22 years working the desk, he’s heard some crazy questions, most egregiously when a woman missed her connection from Hawaii and found herself with a box full of rapidly aging fresh fish. He found her the closest fridge. As Rutledge fielded queries about where to find the closest restroom or the Super Shuttle, Michael Cayton and Elder Castro were wheeling through the pickup zone to make sure no one double-parked. The airport security officers started their day at 4:30 a.m., easing traffic congestion as they patrolled the curbs on bikes. Robert L. Rutledge hopped out of bed at 5:30 this morning, brewed some coffee, knotted his plaid tie and cheerfully headed off for Los Angeles International Airport. With nearly 2 million passengers expected to converge upon local airports through Sunday, working one of the busiest travel days of the year would seem like an arduous task. Throw in the normal stress of the holiday, the traffic, last-minute deadlines and everything else, and tempers would normally be short, wits frayed. But not for Rutledge, a retired oil refinery engineer who volunteers at the Travelers Aid Society information desk. For the 78-year-old in the red blazer and sensible slacks, and seemingly everyone else who showed up for work at LAX, things were downright peachy. last_img read more

FUFA Big League: Wakiso, Kyetume renew rivalry

first_img Tags: Big LeaguekyetumeWakiso Giants Wakiso Giants was eliminated from the Uganda Cup by Kyetume (file photo)FUFA Big League 2018/19Wakiso Giants FC vs Kyetume FCKyabazinga Stadium, BugembaThursday, 21-03-2019 @4pmBUGEMBE – With only six games to play in the FUFA Big League, the Elgon Group top two sides, Wakiso Giants and Kyetume will clash for the third time this season.In a game that may have season defining implication, Wakiso who top the standings have a chance to pull 9 points clear of Kyetume in a move that will see them all but secure promotion to the top tier.For Kyetume, they have a chance to move within three points of the leaders and add necessary pressure on to them (Wakiso) as Jackson Mayanja’s side bid to avoid the unpredictable playoffs.However, having eliminated Wakiso from the Uganda Cup, Kyetume will know that they will have to be at their absolute best if they are to avoid revenge being inflicted onto them.Ibrahim Kirya’s Wakiso have been the outstanding performers in the second tier as they are yet to lose a game this season.Their tally of 32 points from 14 games is unmatched in the division. They have also won a joint Big League high 9 games, only matched by Proline who top the Rwenzori Group.Going into Tuesday’s game, Kirya appreciates the magnitude of the fixture but stresses his side are ready to pick up maximum points.“It will be a very tough game against a good side but we are ready and the target is to pick maximum points, said Kirya ah3ad of the game.“What happened in the past game isn’t important anymore.Wakiso welcome back Hakim Ssenkumba and Norman Ojik having missed the Uganda Cup quarter final loss to Kyetume. However, they will be without Geoffrey Luutu (ill), Ashraf Ziraaba (injury) and Ali Magomu (injury).Ssenkumba (left) and Ogik (center) return to the team (Photo by Wakiso Media)Kyetume who are under the joint stewardship of Jackson Mayanja and Allan Kabonge, will bank on the experience of Robert Ssentongo, Vincent Kayizi and Owen Kasule for inspiration.The first league game between the two sides ended in a 1-1 draw.Elsewhere in the Elgon Group, Amuka Bright Stars host Entebbe FC, Nebbi Central are away to Kataka, Bukedea Town Council entertain UPDF FC while JMC Hippos and Dove All Stars lock horns.In the Rwenzori Group, in the other group, Proline FC host Kireka United, Kabale Sharp are at home to Kansai Plascon while Bumate United are away to Ntinda.The two group leaders (Elgon and Rwenzori) qualify automatically to the premier league while the second and third in each group, battle for the remaining slot in the play offs.The other Big League Fixtures on Thursday:Elgon Group:-Kataka Vs Nebbi Central – San Siro Stadium, Mbale-Amuka Bright Stars Vs Entebbe – Lira PTC Grounds, Lira-Jinja Municipal Council (JMC) Hippos Vs Doves All Stars – Kakindu Stadium, Jinja.-Bukedea Town Council Vs UPDF – Emokori play groundRwenzori Group:-Kabale Sharp Vs Kansai Plascon – Kabale Municipal Stadium, Kabale-Proline Vs Kira United – LugogoComments last_img read more

Four Naxals killed in encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh

first_imgFour Naxals were gunned down in an encounter with security forces on Tuesday in the insurgency-hit Sukma district in Chhattisgarh, police said.The encounter took place around 6 AM in a forest in the Chintalnar police station area, Deputy Inspector General (anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj P. told PTI.An elite unit of the CRPF’s Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) was cordoning off the forest area near Karkanguda village, around 500 km away from the state capital, when a group of Naxals started firing on them, leading to a gun-battle, he said.In the encounter, four Naxals were killed.One INSAS rifle and two .303 rifles were recovered from the spot, he said.Further details were awaited, he added.Anti-Naxal operations have been intensified in the forests of Bastar division in view of the Lok Sabha elections.Chhattisgarh will vote in three phases on April 11, April 18 and April 23. Sukma district is a part of the Bastar Lok Sabha constituency which will go to poll in the first phase in the State.last_img read more

Reality check hits Gilas ahead of Fiba Asia Cup

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games FILE PHOTO – Guard Ray Parks and national team assistant coach Jimmy Alapag during practice at Meralco Gym. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere were occasional bursts of laughter during practice on Thursday.Controlled scrimmages between Gilas Pilipinas’ Fiba Asia Cup team and Southeast Asian Games squad were intense, but fun was still written on the players’ faces from the ever playful Calvin Abueva to the usually stoic Mac Belo and always serious Terrence Romeo.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet LATEST STORIES “As you can see, we’re very far from being in competitive shape so all we can do is really make the best of what we have and have fun like this kasi there’s just so much we can do. We’ll just try our best.”Gilas opens its campaign against China on Wednesday. The team takes a break on Friday, then holds its last practice here Saturday morning.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Seasoned Fernandes wages ONE bantamweight title to young Leone But beyond the feeling of ease throughout Gilas’ second to the last training session before leaving for Lebanon early Sunday morning, reality check hits.“As you can see, the Fiba Asia team, they’re having a hard time against the SEA Games team. Can you imagine if that’s China?” Reyes told reporters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“But like I always keep saying, we gotta work with what we have. We had to rest the players who have games tomorrow so those who  are not playing tomorrow were the ones who scrimmaged,” said Reyes, referring to June Mar Fajardo and Jayson Castro, who will suit up for their respective PBA clubs on Friday.Reyes admitted the team still has a lot of catching up to do to reach its desired form in time for the Fiba Asia tilt. View commentslast_img read more

Gomez De Liaño impresses Odom

first_imgMOST READ It took just one practice session for Juan Gomez de Liaño to create quite an impression on former Los Angeles Lakers standout Lamar Odom.“This kid can play and is good,” said Odom of the UP star, who showcased his shooting and playmaking skills in Mighty Sports’ first practice session.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts PLAY LIST 02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss 2019 Batang Pinoy set for fine weather Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town The team, which will also parade former Barangay Ginebra import Justin Brownlee and Chinese league veteran Randolph Morris, is gearing up for the Dubai International Basketball Championship set Feb. 1 to 9.“First practice was OK; I like that guys were excited, lots of laughs. They were practicing well,” said coach Charles Tiu, the younger brother of retired Rain or Shine star Chris Tiu. “Juan looked very good. I was also impressed with his decision-making. His overall game, including his shooting, was great.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIESlast_img read more