Mechanic charged for allegedly stealing cop’s motorcycle

first_imgMohammed Edon, a 30-year-old mechanic of James Street, Albouystown, on Monday morning appeared before Georgetown Magistrate Judy Latchman to answer a charge accusing him of stealing Police rank Samuel Scotland’s motorcycle, valued at 5,000, between August 6, and August 7, 2017 at La Penitence Public Road in Georgetown.Edon’s defence counsel, Paul Fung-A-Fat, in an application for bail, contended that his client did not steal anyone’s motorcycle. He argued that on August 6, 2017, a man whom his client knew only as “Carl” brought the said motorcycle for Edon, a mechanic, to repair.According to the lawyer, his client performed the task as instructed, and genuinely did not — and in no way could have reasonably known — that the motorcycle had been stolen.Police Prosecutor Shawn Gonsalves contended that on August 6th, the complainant parked his motorcycle at his place of abode, only to discover the following day that it had gone missing.Sometime later that day, the cop spotted the accused riding the stolen motorcycle. Edon was subsequently nabbed with the motorcycle.The prosecution relayed that, upon his arrest, Edon told investigating ranks that he had bought the motorcycle from someone, and had effected repairs to the vehicle. Charges had followed that caution statement.Bail was set at the sum of 0,000, and the case has been put down for recall on December 4, 2017.last_img read more

Unemployed man charged for killing “Gully Bop”

first_imgRemanded: Shamar HarveyOne of the four suspects who was taken into custody and questioned in connection to the murder of 18-year-old Christopher Mansfield called “Gully Bop” was on Friday hurled before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after he was slapped with the capital offence of murder.Shamar Harvey of Lot 135 King Edward Street, Albouystown, was not required to plea to the indictable charge which detailed that on March 31, 2019, at Albouystown, Georgetown, he murdered Christopher Mansfield.The 21-year-old man was represented by Attorney-at-Law Ashley Henry, who informed the court that her client is unemployed. Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh informed the Chief Magistrate that the file is incomplete and requested extended time to complete it before the Preliminary Inquiry commences.Police reports contended that the teen was attacked by three males, who were armed with a cutlass, knife and gun respectively, which were used to inflict wounds on the deceased.During the altercation, the suspect, who was armed with the gun, shot the teen to the right side of his abdomen, and the injured youth barely managed to seek refuge in a nearby yard before he collapsed.The teen, of Lot 66 Barr Street, Albouystown, was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.On Friday, following the prosecution’s submission, Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan granted the extension requested by the prosecution and ordered that he undergoes a psychiatric evaluation after the accused broke down in tears and attempted to remove his undergarments in the courtroom on Friday.The case will continue on May 10, 2019.Dead: Christopher Mansfieldlast_img read more

New mayor holds no grudges

first_imgThe City Council is also scheduled to hear a report today on what to do after tie votes occur in city elections. This follows the coin toss last month that decided a race between incumbent Dan Arrighi and challenger Fernando Vizcarra, in which Vizcarra won the toss. “I wasn’t there, but if I had been I would have suggested a recount,” Wong said. “Computers do make mistakes. But I respect their decision and I respect Arrighi’s integrity and how he handled it.” Her governing style will stress respect for differing opinions, she said. “I do not expect all the council members to agree with each other,” she said, “But I think respect among us is the most important thing, because we need to set an example for the audience.” Wong works as an insurance claims adjuster. She has a teenage son and looks after her handicapped mother. She was born in Taiwan and immigrated to the United States in 1997. (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TEMPLE CITY – Newly elected Temple City Mayor Judy Wong, passed over for the same post last year, said she feels no bitterness toward her council colleagues for their past action – or that at least her recent selection makes up for the slight. “It’s very exciting,” she said. “I have lots of plans. I don’t expect them to be completed within a year, but hopefully within my term we will see some results.” Wong was elected mayor March 20 by fellow council members, who take turns serving as mayor. Councilman Kenneth Gillanders was elected mayor pro tem. “This definitely makes up for last year,” Wong said. “Because I’m not trying to step on other people’s ground, but when it’s my turn, I think they owe it to the people who voted for me and the people who actually live here \.” Wong was the top vote-getter in the March 6 municipal elections. She was scheduled to serve as mayor last year and invited relatives and friends to the council meeting to witness her appointment. Instead, a majority decided to elect David Capra to the post. They cited upcoming hearings and votes on the controversial Piazza on Las Tunas mall project as the reason for the switch, saying they needed someone else in the mayor’s seat who they believed could better handle the complex issue. Wong, 50, joins a growing list of Asians serving as mayors of San Gabriel Valley cities. They include Stephen Sham in Alhambra, David T. Lau in Monterey Park, Jon Tran in Rosemead and Matthew Lin in San Marino. “I want to increase services for seniors and teenagers,” Wong said. “We need activities for teens besides sports and Boy Scouts. They need someplace like a teen center. “In Temple City parks you see all these seniors between 7a.m. and 11 a.m. doing exercises. It would be great if we had some kind of senior services for them,” she said. last_img read more

Pogba is staying at United, says Solskjaer

first_img0Shares0000Paul Pogba will not be leaving in January said Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer © AFP / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 20 – Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Friday that French World Cup-winning midfielder Paul Pogba will not leave the club in the January transfer window.The 26-year-old — persistently linked with Real Madrid — has only played two matches for United since the end of August due to an ankle injury and speculation has been growing that he would not play for the club again. Pogba, whose return was delayed by a mystery illness despite him being seen dancing at his brother Florentin’s wedding last weekend, admitted in the summer he was looking for a new challenge, but that will not be in January according to Solskjaer.“Paul is not getting sold in January, no,” he told reporters at a press conference ahead of Sunday’s Premier League match at Watford.“I understand the interest. Paul is a fantastic player and a charismatic personality and we’re happy that he is here.”Pogba has missed 26 of a possible 28 matches for club and country this autumn and United have missed his midfield dynamism.Solskajer has always maintained Pogba — who has 18 months remaining on his contract — would make it back before the end of the year and he has now returned to first-team training.But for the Norwegian, the most important thing is to reincorporate a fully fit and firing Pogba into his youthful team.“When he comes back, we want him to play well, play with a smile on his face and do what he did a year ago when I came in,” said Solskjaer.“His form was fantastic and it has been fantastic. We know we have one of the best players in the world when he’s fit and playing well.“Of course he needs time to get fit, but he will make a difference for us.“I still hope he can play by the end of the year, but let’s see how he feels. We are not going to push him. We need him to be 100% fit. I can’t risk any setbacks.”Solskjaer also denied suggestions that Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland was on his way to United for talks over a possible January move to Old Trafford.There were reports in his homeland that the Red Bull Salzburg player had boarded a flight from the Norwegian city of Stavanger to Manchester on Friday morning.Haaland is one of the most-sought after players in Europe after a sensational six months in Austria.The Norwegian, son of former Leeds and Manchester City player Alf-Inge Haaland, himself a former international team-mate of Solskjaer, has scored 28 goals in 22 matches, with five hat-tricks, including eight in six in the Champions League.He met with Solskjaer in Salzburg last week, but the United manager was adamant Haaland’s travel plans did not involve a return meeting in Manchester.“I don’t think he’s en route here, to be fair,” he said.“Not through me anyway!“He is not coming to Manchester. I know the boy and I know his friends and he’s on a Christmas holiday.“You can’t fly anywhere from Stavanger without going via somewhere else.”0Shares0000(Visited 17 times, 2 visits today)last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo available to play against Man United in Champions League

first_img 2 2 Cristiano Ronaldo will be available to face former club Manchester United in the Champions League next month, UEFA have confirmed. Ronaldo left the Mestalla pitch in tears after his dismissal Ronaldo is set to make his return to Old Trafford on October 23 There were fears the Portuguese superstar could miss his Old Trafford homecoming after he was sent off the first time in the competition against Valencia last week.Ronaldo was distraught after being shown a red card for apparently pulling a Valencia player’s hair.Most agreed the decision was very harsh against the 33-year-old, with his sending off putting him in jeopardy of missing Juventus’ trip to Manchester on October 23.However, UEFA have now confirmed Ronaldo has only been dealt a one-match suspension, after its control, ethics and disciplinary board decided not to increase the automatic penalty after meeting on Thursday.It means the forward will only miss the Turin club’s next outing against Swiss club Young Boys.A UEFA statement said: “The CEDB has decided to suspend the Juventus Football Club player Cristiano Ronaldo for one (1) UEFA competition match for which he would be otherwise eligible.” Ronaldo was dismissed by German referee Felix Brych after appearing to pull Valencia defender Jeison Murillo’s hair as he ran past him 29 minutes into his side’s 2-0 victory at the Mestalla Stadium on September 19.The Portugal skipper left the pitch in tears, clearly astonished at the official’s decision, and Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri later insisted VAR – which is not being used in the Champions League this season, but will be next year – might have led to a different decision.Had the suspension been increased, Ronaldo would have had to sit out the trip back to Old Trafford – where he spent six hugely successful years and no doubt receive a hero’s welcome.last_img read more


first_imgIRELAND legends Paul McGrath and Ray Houghton will be on Arranmore Island in July to officially open the local soccer club’s new stand.The Anthony Gallagher Stand at Arranmore United’s Rammagh Park will be unveiled on July 18th.“This is a huge honour for the club as the FAI have stated publicly that we are the only official island team.” said a spokesman. “That we were top of the list of clubs to visit while they spend a few days in Donegal prior to their AGM.”A host of top FAI officials will also attend the event.Manager Jerry Early said he was delighted the club were able to welcome the likes of McGrath and Houghton to Arranmore.“It is just a huge honour to have players like McGrath and Houghton coming here. It’s going to be such a great occasion,” he said. IRELAND LEGENDS TO OFFICIALLY OPEN ARRANMORE UNITED’S NEW STAND was last modified: May 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:IRELAND LEGENDS TO OFFICIALLY OPEN ARRANMORE UNITED’S NEW GROUNDlast_img read more

Food bank pantries bare in Katrina’s wake

first_img At a local food drive last week, Carson worried that some needy families might go hungry. “I get joy out of what I do and seeing people’s faces when we can provide them with much-needed food,” Carson said. “So it’s kind of a down moment for me this year. I’m just going to pray that I can continue, because I know for so many people, something is better than nothing.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Agencies have gotten fewer donations in recent years as manufacturers and grocery stores have become more efficient, lowering surpluses of damaged fruits and vegetables as well as items near their expiration date. With aid being redirected to victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the decline has worsened. About 80,000 pounds of canned tuna and beef, for example, were routed from the Community Action Partnership of Orange County food bank to the Gulf Coast by the Agriculture Department, said Mark Lowry, the group’s director. The Agriculture Department diverted seven truckloads of black-eyed peas, beans and applesauce meant for California food banks, said agency spokeswoman Jean Daniel. The items have been replaced since then and sent to the state for distribution. The department also is working with other states where commodities were channeled to help bolster supplies, Daniel said. LOS ANGELES – Many Southern California food pantries are struggling to feed the hungry this holiday season after donations were diverted to hurricane victims along the Gulf Coast. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is rationing meat, cereal and other items as it copes with a 12 percent decline in food supplies over the last year. In Orange County, the Second Harvest Food Bank has half a million fewer pounds of food compared to last year. And supplies have dropped by 34 percent at the Alameda County Community Food Bank. “I’ve been doing this for 10 years, and this is the worst I’ve seen it,” said Margaret Carson, community service director for the Seventh-day Adventist Church food pantry in South Los Angeles. last_img read more


first_imgA leading funeral director has hit out at delays in issuing death certificates at Letterkenny General Hospital.Letterkenny General HospitalUndertaker Charlie McClafferty said the matter is ‘a very sensitive issue’ but a serious one which must be discussed.The Churchill-based businessman said it is not for the funeral directors to identify the fault lines or blame any specific part of the hospital system: but the fact that these delays have not been addressed is a matter of very serious concern. He explained that the normal procedure sees family representatives in urgent contact with their undertakers to make immediate arrangements for the funeral when a relative passes away at the hospital.Mr McClafferty told the Tirconail Tribune “There is an expectation that within a normal time schedule a wake and funeral can be arranged but undertakers are now facing a process of phone calls due to delays at the hospital and a lack of clarity about when bereaved family can be notified about the arrangements.“We are being put in a position where some of us have to appeal to hospital sources to have death certification issued as a matter of priority and this is not acceptable.”It is being alleged that delays in issuing death certification with Letterkenny Hospital may lead to delays in making funeral arrangements and Funeral Directors say their complaints have fallen on deaf ears at the hospital. It is understood that in one recent incident one of the funeral directors had direct and personal experience of these delays when he had to wait for seven hours for his own mother’s body to be certified as dead before being released for preparation for the wake.In another instance, it is alleged that one north Donegal family was forced to wait for 11 hours before a death was medically confirmed.One Funeral Director who prefers not to be named says that the General Hospital procedures are far too dependent on “a doctor on call” being available immediately to certify a death.That he says is the crux of the matter and as far as he’s concerned after a lifetime in the undertaking business, the delays have become far worse in recent times and he’s calling on the HSE to ensure that a higher degree of urgency is facilitated to allow families to make funeral arrangements without any due delays hindering the process.However, a spokesman for the Saolta Health group said it is difficult for them to comment on specific cases. Their press office says that without knowing the details it is difficult to process claims made by funeral directors.The hospital response said: “In normal circumstances, the attending consultant/team certify the death and the body can be removed right away. The attending medical team will sign the death certificate either immediately or later.”UNDERTAKER SLAMS DELAYS IN ISSUING DEATH CERTS AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL was last modified: August 20th, 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:Charlie McClaffertydeath certsdonegalLetterkenny General Hospitalundertakerlast_img read more

Ligue One: PSG out to maintain 7-year unbeaten run against Saint Etienne

first_img Tags: Kylian MbappeMarseilleMetzNeymar JrPSGSaint Etienne PSG have not lost to Saint Etienne in the League since 2012. (PHOTO/COURTESY)Saint Etienne always drop their heads when PSG comes calling.Rightly so, PSG seems to have their number as Saint Etienne just cannot beat them of late.Not that Claud Puel’s side are one of the poorest sides in the division but rather PSG are just a handful for them whenever the two clash.Etienne’s last League victory over the Parisians dates back to November 2012 when a certain Pierre Emerick Aubameyang netted the winner in a 2-1 victory at the Parc des Princes.Since then, the two have faced off 19 times with PSG winning 14 of those clashes and drawing the other five.Like it has been in the last couple of years, it will once again have to take some performance for Puel’s side to get even a point from Sunday night’s game as PSG are absolutely flying at the moment.Off a 5-0 victory over Galatasaray in the Champions League, Tomas Tuchel’s side are currently on a 7-game unbeaten run in all competitions that has seen win six in the process.The only game they did not win in that fold was the 2-2 draw away to Real Madrid, one that saw them come from two goals down to get a point off the record European Champions.In the League, PSG have won all their last four games including the 3-1 victory away to Montpellier last weekend.The last time they lost a game was at the start of November when they surprisingly fell 2-1 away to Dijon.With the front four of Neymar Jr, Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria and Mauro Icardi all in good form, Etienne may as well have to wait to break their 7-year old duck.Their form does not help them either as Etienne have lost both of their last two competitive fixtures.A 3-1 loss to Reims last weekend was followed up with a 1-0 loss to Wolfsburg in the Europa League on Thursday ensuring that they have won just a single game in their last six competitive games.With PSG without any known absentees for the game, Etienne will miss the services of Timothee Kolodziejczak who is suspended. Yohan Cabaye and Kevin Monnet Paquet are also major doubts for the clash.As PSG eyes victory against Etienne, Marseille will also feel they can earn three more points away to struggling Metz on Saturday.Andre Villas-Boaz’s side look to have picked up form of late as they have won all their last six league games including the last one against Bordeaux last Sunday.Goals are going in at the right end as they have scored at least two in each of those six games while defensively, they are not wanting either.In that period, Marseille have let in just four goals and not more than once in any of those games whilst keeping two clean sheets.Boaz and his side will know that this is a wonderful opportunity to keep pace with PSG with only five points separating them at the top.For Metz, they are in a desperate situation at the moment as they find themselves occupying the relegation playoff spot at the moment.They have gone seven games minus victory (D4 L3) and are coming off a 4-1 loss away to Nice on game week 17.With a host of unavailable players, the home side will most likely lose the contest to a Marseille side that will be without only long-term absentee-Florian Thauvin.Last season, Marseille beat Metz home and away including a 3-0 victory in the reverse fixture.Ligue One football this weekend starts on Friday with third-placed Lille hosting Montpellier. Improving Monaco will also be in action away to poor Angers on Saturday as they seek to move out of the bottom half. Lyon will face Rennes on Sunday as Rudi Garcia hope to make it two victories in as many games following their 4-0 win over Reims last time out.All the French Ligue One Match-day 18 fixturesFriday, 13-12-2019-Lille vs Montpellier @10:45pmSaturday, 14-12-2019-Metz vs Marseille @7:30pm-Nimes vs Nantes @10pm-Angers vs Monaco @10pm-Toulouse vs Reims @10pm-Amiens vs Dijon @10pm-Brest vs Nice @10pmSunday, 15-12-2019-Bordeaux vs Strasbourg @5pm-Lyon vs Rennes @7pm-Saint Etienne vs PSG @11pmComments last_img read more

Donegal pubs serve highest portion of UK customers in Ireland

first_imgThere is one pub in Donegal for every day of the year and the highest amount of spending from UK customers, according to a new report on the Irish Pub Sector. AIB has released its 2018 Pubs Outlook, which reveals that there are 365 pubs in Donegal, which equals to 1 pub for every 417 people. Donegal has the highest percentage of custom from the UK by a large majority compared to all other counties in the Republic. 16.4% of all turnover in Donegal pubs is from UK visitors, while 80.4% is from the domestic market. The report utilised data from AIB Merchant Services card usage, Revenue and the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland to determine where customers were coming from and how much they are spending.  The national average turnover is 5% from the UK, 5% from the USA and 5% from the rest of the world.David McCarthy, AIB’s Head of Hospitality & Tourism, warned that pubs who do rely on UK custom must be prepared for the impact of Brexit.Mr McCarthy said: “Some pubs do have a higher level of exposure to UK visitors and they need to be mindful of the implications of further Sterling devaluations and any potential future travel restrictions postBrexit.“As many of the wholesalers currently import goods cross border, there may be indirect exposure to additional costs coming because of Brexit. This also may erode margins for publicans across the country.” The Irish licenced trade is a crucial part of Ireland’s hospitality sector, employing 230,000 people and spending over €2.9billion in wages and delivering €6.5billion in tourism revenues in 2017.The report paints a picture of what it takes for rural pubs to keep their doors open: “If a pub is not turning over €8,000-€9,000 a week in rural areas, then it’s going to be very difficult for them to survive. The same is true of Dublin and if a pub is not turning over between €12,000-€13,000 a week, it’s in trouble,” Tony Morrisey, the managing director of pub specialist auctioneering firm Morrisseys.Overall, a growing level of confidence is returning to the pub sector in 2018, Mr Morrisey said. One of the key drivers for growth was food service, as demand for varied food and drink menus grows.Publicans are becoming more innovative to meet growing demands for craft-beers and premium spirits like whiskey and gin, more sophisticated wine and cocktail offerings and the opening of design-led concept units. Donegal pubs serve highest portion of UK customers in Ireland was last modified: February 15th, 2018 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:bardonegalpub industrylast_img read more