Ex-Policeman remanded on rape charge

first_imgAn ex-Policeman was on Thursday remanded to prison when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with sexual assault of a three-year-old.It is alleged that on March 14, 2017, while at Friendship Squatting Area, East Bank Demerara, the 57-year-old sexually penetrated the toddler.He was not required to plead to the indictable charge and was remanded to prison until February 22, 2018.last_img

Surinamese nabbed with cocaine at Jamaica airport

first_imgA Surinamese man has been charged with breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act following the seizure of 25 pounds of cocaine at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston yesterday.He is 29-year-old Wlodi Roche Marius Decker, mechanic of Sophieednant Street and Verlengde Weide Straat in both in Suriname.Decker reportedly arrived on a flight from Trinidad and Tobago about 7:30 am and whilst waiting to transit to Bahamas, his luggage was searched and the cocaine found.His court date has not yet been ascertained. (Jamaica Observer)last_img read more

Tigers shoot down Wildcats again

first_imgSouth Pasadena (19-9, 7-4), which entered the week ranked No. 7 in CIF-Southern Section Division III-AA, shook off Thursday’s 61-51 loss at Temple City by picking up where it left off the last time it faced the Wildcats. The Tigers made 15 3-pointers in a 92-82 victory on Jan. 26, including six in the first half. On Friday, they riddled the Monrovia defense with five long-range jumpers in the first quarter and 13 in the contest. “South Pasadena is a great 3-point shooting team, and they beat us from outside the arc again,” Monrovia coach Jarod Mix said. Tigers senior guard Dustin Young hit three 3-pointers and finished with a team-high 20 points. \ SAN MARINO – Monrovia High School’s boys basketball team had seen this act before. The Wildcats were well aware of the subplots and how the performance might end. “I just tried to bring energy and play hard and hit my shots,” Young said. Amir Mohamadzadeh hit four 3-pointers and scored 16 points for South Pasadena. “It feels good going into the playoffs with a `W,’ and we hope to have success in the future,” Mohamadzadeh said. Joshua Parish scored 12 points for the Tigers, Darin Nakauchi had 11 and Michael Flynn scored 10. “After our loss to La Canada, coach blamed himself, so I text-messaged him and told him he needed to keep his head up and no matter what happened, we need to stick together,” Nakauchi said. The Tigers’ 3-point circus overshadowed another monster game by Wildcats senior guard Markus Monroe. Monroe, who scored 40 points on Jan. 26, had 30 in his final regular-season game as a Wildcat. Monroe’s performance wasn’t enough for the Wildcats (12-13, 6-5), who still were stinging from a 50-48 loss to La Ca ada on Thursday. “We had an emotional game against La Ca ada and had absolutely no legs tonight,” Mix said. South Pasadena had plenty of spring in its step and raced to an 18-4 first-quarter lead. Monrovia never got closer than 14 the rest of the way. Phillup Brown scored 14 for Monrovia. scott.galetti@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4456 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img But they still couldn’t provide a happy ending. South Pasadena again benefitted from torrid 3-point shooting, taking third place in the Rio Hondo League with an 84-63 victory at San Marino High. last_img

L.A. homes too costly for most

first_img“It’s improved the past four or five months. It certainly appears that affordablility was at its worst last summer,” John Karevoll, an analyst at DataQuick Information Systems, said of California’s situation. greg.wilcox@dailynews.com (818) 713-3743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Los Angeles maintained its firm grip on the unenviable title as the nation’s least affordable housing market in the fourth quarter of last year, according to a survey of released Thursday. This is the ninth consecutive quarter that the Los Angeles/Long Beach area anchored the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index. In the October-through-December period, just 2 percent of the homes sold here were affordable to families earning a median income of $56,200. The median priced house in that time cost $525,000. By comparison, 40.4 percent of homes sold nationwide in the last quarter were affordable to families earning the median income of $59,600. But the national median price averaged $248,000 during the quarter. California also accounted for 18 of the nation’s 20 least affordable markets and the top seven least affordable, according to the index. During last year’s fourth quarter, appreciation rates moderated in most of the states markets and prices fell in some. But it was not enough to change a well-entrenched trend. For example, affordability in the Los Angeles area inched up from 1.6 percent in the third quarter, according to the survey. “A one or two percent drop in price has little effect on affordability,” Wes Keusder, chairman of the California Building Industry Association and owner of Costa Mesa-based Keusder Homes, said in a statement. Indianapolis, where 89 percent of homes sold in the fourth quarter were affordable to families earning the area’s median household income of $65,100, was the nation’s most affordable market. The median price there was $113,000 during the quarter. last_img read more

Millionaire at one time lived on the streets

first_imgCHICAGO – It was just a movie set, but in a moment it showed Chris Gardner where he’d been – and how far he’d come. There with actor Will Smith – who was playing Gardner, a former homeless man turned millionaire – Gardner stood in what looked like the train station bathroom where he once slept a quarter century ago. Suddenly he was overcome with memories of teaching his 2-year-old son to never, ever open the locked bathroom door, no matter how hard someone pounded on the other side. It didn’t matter that he now had three homes – one a condo in New York’s Trump Tower – or that he’d gone from selling his own blood to buying Michael Jordan’s car. The man was a stockbroker. Gardner didn’t know a single stockbroker or even what one did. But the man said he made $80,000 a month – $50,000 more than Gardner made a year. Gardner found a brokerage firm willing to hire him and quit his job. But when he showed up for work, he learned the guy who’d hired him had been fired. Gardner’s job was gone. Then, days before a scheduled interview with Dean Witter, a loud fight with his girlfriend brought the police to his door. The next thing Gardner knew they were asking him for $1,200 to clear up some unpaid parking tickets. They might as well have asked for $12 million. Gardner spent 10 days in jail. When he was released, his girlfriend and son were gone. He had no money, no home and the only clothes he had for his job interview the next day were the ones he wore to jail. How was he going to explain showing up wearing jeans and paint-splattered Adidas shoes? “I couldn’t think of nothing that could top the truth,” he said. He went with that and got the job. A few months later came a knock on the door of the boarding house where he was staying. “It’s my ex and, guess what, she doesn’t want the baby any more, here,” he said. “The boardinghouse does not allow children. That’s how we became homeless.” Some nights they stayed in a $25-a-night hotel, a park or under his desk at work. And a few nights were spent in an Oakland Bay Area Rapid Transit station. “I had to teach my little boy how to play a game and the game is called SHHHH,” he said. “That means no matter what anybody says on the other side of that door, no matter how much noise they make or what they threaten, we ain’t here, OK?” Finally, they moved into a homeless hotel in San Francisco, run by Glide Memorial United Methodist Church. “There were no keys, so every day you take everything with you,” said Gardner. “For a year, I’d take my son, his stroller, a big duffel bag with all his clothes in it, my briefcase, an umbrella, the biggest bag of Pampers in the world, one suit on my back and one suit in a hanging bag and we’d hit it every day.” Gardner told his co-workers nothing. He also distinguished himself from others who turned to Glide for food and shelter. “If you saw a man with a child, that was rare, incredibly rare,” said the Rev. Cecil Williams, Glide’s pastor. “I remember discussions about him, about how that man really loves that boy because he won’t let him get away from him, he won’t push him aside.” Day care took a huge chunk of his meager stockbroker trainee salary, and it took Gardner about a year to save enough to move himself and his son into their own home. From there, his his career blossomed, and in 1987 he opened his own firm in Chicago.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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“I had to get out of there,” he said. The story of how the 52-year-old Gardner did just that, climbed out of homelessness and became a millionaire stockbroker with his own 15-employee Chicago firm, is being turned into a motion picture, due out in December. It’s also the subject of Gardner’s own just-released book, “The Pursuit of Happyness.” The unique spelling of “happiness” is intentional. Even in the realm of rags-to-riches tales, Gardner’s story is unique. A medical supplies salesman barely making enough money to support his girlfriend and baby, Gardner had a Hollywood moment in a San Francisco parking lot in 1981 when he spotted a man looking for a place to park his red Ferrari. “I said to him, `You can have my (parking) place but I’ve got to ask you two questions. What do you do and how do you do it?”‘ recalled Gardner. last_img

Fans call this Juventus player the greatest ever after superb showing v Monaco

first_imgDani Alves scored and assisted a goal as Juventus beat Monaco to book their place in the Champions League final, and fans started calling him the greatest ever.The Brazil full-back has enjoyed a superb season with Juve since moving to Turin from Barcelona in the summer. Incredibly, Barca let him leave on a free transfers!He has played a key role in Juventus’ passage to the final of Europe’s premier competition, especially in the semi-finals.The 34-year-old assisted three and scored the other of their four goals against Monaco, and after the 2-1 second leg victory – which meant a 4-1 aggregate win for Juve – football fans lavished praise on the Brazilian legend.In fact, some people were calling Alves the GOAT right-back, suggesting he is better than the likes of Cafu and Philipp Lahm.You can see some of the best social media reactions to Alves’ performance below… 1 Is Dani Alves the greatest right-back in the history of football? last_img read more

CHAMPIONSHIP: LATE MALIN GOAL SENDS GAOTH DOBHAIR CRASHING OUT

first_imgGaoth Dobhair crash out of championshipGaoth Dobhair 1-11Malin 3-08Gaoth Dobhair crashed out of the Donegal championship tonight when they were defeated in Magheragallon by a Malin side who secured victory with a late goal. Odhran MacNiallais with two fine points and James Gallagher with another helped Gaoth Dobhair raced into an early lead, but a goal from Daniel McDaid followed by points from McDaid and Seamus Doherty, had the visitors ahead by two.At half time Malin were ahead 1-6 to Gaoth Dobhair’s 0-4 and things got worse for gaeltacht side straight after the re-start when Daniel McDaid smashed home his second goal of the game to Malin up by eight points.Matthew Byrne for Malin and Odhran MacNiallais exchanged early scores but as they headed into the final quarter Malin were still ahead by two goals.But a dramatic finale was on the cards and a goal from Gaoth Dobhair’s Paul Mulligan and a point from MacNiallais had the Malin lead down to just a point with only five minutes left on the clock. But Brendan Fildara McLaughlin bagged another late goal for Malin as they secured a famous victory at Magheragallon. CHAMPIONSHIP: LATE MALIN GOAL SENDS GAOTH DOBHAIR CRASHING OUT was last modified: August 30th, 2015 by John2Share 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:championshipGaoth DobhairMalinRnaGSFClast_img read more

When is the World Cup 2018 closing ceremony and who is performing?

first_img 1 Getty The opening ceremony seems a long time ago now This remarkable World Cup is nearing its conclusion.After just over a month of fantastic action, Croatia and France remain to battle it out for the title in Moscow. When is the World Cup 2018 closing ceremony?The formalities will be held before France vs Croatia gets underway.With the game set to kick-off at 4pm, expect the closing ceremony between 3.30pm and 3.45pm.Moscow’s impressive 81,000-capacity Luzhniki Stadium is hosting the show.Who is performing?Robbie Williams left quite an impression during the opening ceremony.And organisers are clearly one for nostalgia, calling on Will Smith to sing this time.He will be joined by Nicky Jam and Kosovan singer Era Istrefi, who will give a rendition of the official tournament song ‘Live it Up’.last_img read more

Glenn Murray punishes toothless West Ham to give Brighton priceless win

first_img Arnautovic reacts after spurning a fantastic opportunity no dice The two managers look on from the touchline at the Amex Murray then almost scored his 100th goal for Brighton, when March weaved his way from the right wing into the penalty area and chipped a cross into his path, but the striker this time headed narrowly over.With five minutes remaining West Ham won another free-kick, the in-form Arnautovic this time took responsibility but curled just beyond the crossbar.Brighton substitute Jurgen Locadia was then unfortunate when his finish, from a close-range rebound, was ruled out for the most marginal of offside calls.Yet when Arnautovic missed another late chance and they finally secured their first clean sheet of the season, it not only again highlighted West Ham’s struggles, but those of Manchester United. 4 REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? silverware 4 Glenn Murray celebrates opening the scoring Glenn Murray punished West Ham United’s sloppy defending and lack of cutting edge to give Brighton and Hove Albion a precious 1-0 win at the Amex Stadium.The Hammers’ latest setback comes after a terrific run of form which suggested fans could finally stop looking for their name towards the bottom of the table. Latest Premier League News Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 4 Murray had the freedom of the six yard box to tap home huge blow shining Four fixtures without defeat – and last week’s 3-1 victory over Manchester United – had encouraged an optimism that their £100million investment in new signings could yet inspire them into the top half of the Premier League.They instead again resembled an unsettled side struggling for an identity as Glenn Murray’s 99th goal for Brighton took the hosts above them and up to 12th place, and left them at risk of ending the weekend as low as 17th.The quality occasionally demonstrated by Felipe Anderson and Marko Arnautovic will regardless be cause for encouragement for West Ham’s manager, Manuel Pellegrini, but of greater concern will be the ease with which they were outplayed throughout the first half.Brighton had already threatened when, in the 25th minute, they deservedly took the lead. The visitors’ Andriy Yarmolenko was guilty of losing concentration and then possession to Beram Kayal near the half-way line, and from there the Brighton midfielder seamlessly created their opening goal. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 4 After playing a swift one-two with Solly March, Kayal ran unchallenged down the left-wing and had time to look up and cross to Murray, who from immediately in front of goal had an inexplicable amount of space to routinely finish beyond goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.Anderson’s delivery ensured the visitors had a promising chance of their own shortly afterwards, but when Arnautovic struggled to connect, Pedro Obiang volleyed into the ground and over.With Pellegrini’s team struggling to retain possession, it took until shortly after the hour mark – and a more encouraging and energetic start to the second half – for them to again look capable of scoring.On this occasion, from a 25-yard free-kick Anderson took instead of Yarmolenko and when set-pieces already represented their greatest chance of equalising, the Brazilian curled harmlessly over the crossbar. gameday cracker Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card last_img read more

APPEAL AFTER FIRST WORLD WAR PLAQUE STOLEN FROM CHURCH

first_imgStaff at Donegal’s County Museum believe a plaque dedicated to a First World War hero has been stolen.Staff at the Letterkenny museum are appealing for information on the bronze First World War memorial dedicated to war hero Captain James Douglas Gaussen MacNeese which was located at the Redcastle Church of Ireland.Staff believe the plaque in memory of Captain Gaussen MacNeese, who was killed in the Battle of the Somme in 1916, may have been taken for its scrap value. Assistant curator Caroline Carr appealed for anyone who knew about the whereabouts of the plaque to contact them.“We do believe the plaque was removed deliberately.“We would appeal to anybody who knows of its whereabouts to contact us,” she said.  APPEAL AFTER FIRST WORLD WAR PLAQUE STOLEN FROM CHURCH was last modified: January 23rd, 2013 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)last_img read more