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Minibus tout gets 2 years for robbery

first_imgMinibus tout Ernie Reid was on Friday arraigned before Principal Magistrate Faith Mc Gusty at the Georgetown Magistrates Courts on a charge of armed robbery.Ernie ReidAt first, the 26-year-old, of Lot 185 ‘B’ Field Sophia, Georgetown, denied the charge when it was read to him, but the Police contend that on July 31, 2019, at Parade Street Georgetown, while armed with a knife, Reid robbed Connor Haynes of an IPhone.Prosecutor Christopher Morris told the court that on the day in question, Haynes was walking on Parade Street when the defendant came from behind and held him at knife point. Reid attempted to relieve the victim of his phone, but Haynes held on to his instrument. Reid then threatened to injure Haynes if he did not hand over the mobile device, thus the victim complied with Reid’s demand.However, during his attempt to make good his escape, Reid was caught by public spirited citizens, and the phone and knife were found in his possession.Following the Prosecutor’s narrative, Reid changed his plea and offered an explanation for his actions.“I was working a bus because the conductor get lock up. So we headed to Eve Leary, but I left, and while walking down Parade Street, I see the man. I don’t know what fly in me head, but I snatch the man phone. I didn’t mean to do it, but I got financial problems; and I didn’t use the knife I just had it on me.”Following his statement, the magistrate sentenced Reid to two years’ imprisonment for the robbery.last_img read more

Palmdale seeking site for school

first_imgThe 62nd Street school, which is being planned for kindergarten through eighth grade, is under design and the property for that site has been acquired, Ordway-Peck said. No piece of property has been identified for purchase for the intermediate school. Ordway-Peck said the district plans to apply for hardship funding to pay for construction of the schools. The K-8 school, which at a minimum is about two to three years away from being built, was initially estimated to cost $20 million, but the price tag will probably be much higher because of soaring construction costs. According to the latest figures, district enrollment has declined to 22,643 students, which is 360 fewer students than a year ago and 250 fewer students than two years ago, records show. PALMDALE – The Palmdale School District is looking to develop an elementary school site east of 25th Street East and could have to resort to using its eminent-domain powers to acquire the land. The proposed 12-acre site consists of about 46 individual parcels, three of which are owned by the district, and trustees earlier this month approved spending $8,200 to hire a firm to appraise the parcels that need to be acquired. “The district owns the minority of the land,” Deputy Superintendent Lori Ordway-Peck said. “The appraisals will determine the cost. Eminent domain might be a possibility.” The elementary school would be the 27th campus in the 22,600-student district and is one of three being planned. The other two are an intermediate school west of 25th Street East and a school proposed on Palmdale’s east side near 62nd Street East and Avenue S-8. Ordway-Peck said the district is planning for the future with the three schools. A demographic firm hired by the district has concluded that there will be 30,000 more students when the city is fully built out. “We will need six to 10 more schools,” Ordway-Peck said. “When we need them is a product of when growth starts to come back. It takes from planning to opening doors seven to 10 years to get a school going. This is just good planning and planning for the future.” “For us to acquire the empty land now, even though it’s early,” she added, “is easier than trying to acquire land that’s occupied later.” karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want 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

AVC reaches state title game

first_imgAVC, the No. 3 seed from Southern California, will play Fresno City (31-8), Northern California’s No. 1 seed, in the championship game at 1 p.m. today Fresno City, which won the state title in 2005, is in the championship game for the third time in five seasons. AVC trailed 29-27 at halftime, but took the lead for good at 39-37 with 11:17 left on a jumper by Brice Gallow. The Marauders built an eight-point lead, but Ventura (27-7), the No. 1 seed from Southern California, cut AVC’s lead to one, 55-54, on a free throw by Anthony Pimble with 55 seconds left. But Dagunduro made a jumper with 31 seconds left, and the Marauders held on for the victory. Marcellus Robertson had seven points and 17 rebounds for AVC. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Mt. San Antonio 59, College of the Canyons 42: The Cougars (30-6), the No. 3 seed from Southern California, shot just 25 percent in the loss to Mt.SAC (36-1), the No. 1 seed from Southern California, in the state semifinals in Fresno. Ade Dagunduro scored 16points and Robert Arnold added 14 as the Antelope Valley College men’s basketball team advanced to state junior college championship game with a 57-55 upset of Ventura in the semifinals in Fresno. AVC’s last appearance in the state title game was 1956. The Marauders (31-6) can set a school record for victories with a win in the finale. center_img Facion Edwards led Canyons with 11 points. BASEBALL USC 2, Stanford 1: Hector Estrella’s RBI single in the ninth inning capped a two-run rally as the No. 20 Trojans (15-8) defeated the host Cardinal (10-8). Lucas Duda had three hits for the Trojans and drove in the tying run. UCLA 7, Mississippi 6: Freshman Casey Haerther went 3 for 5 with two RBIs and Ryan Babineau drove in two runs as the No. 23 Bruins (8-8) defeated the No. 16 Rebels (12-5). Pepperdine 7, Oklahoma St. 3: Sophomore right-hander Brett Hunter allowed two runs in seven innings and Donald Brown, Chase d’Arnaud and Denny Duron hit home runs to lead the No. Waves (15-5) past the No. 16 Cowboys (12-4). UC Santa Barbara 9, Cal State Northridge 8: UCSB (6-8) rallied from an 8-5 deficit with a run in the seventh and three in the eighth to defeat the Matadors (11-12). Jorge Andrade Jr. and Amiel Traynum each drove in three runs for CSUN. TRACK AND FIELD NCAA Indoor Championships: USC’s Noah Bryant won the men’s shot put at 67 feet, 5 inches in Fayetteville, Ark. Bryant, a senior from Santa Barbara, had his 2005 season cut short by a freak accident at Northridge when the hammer bounced off the cage and hit him in the face. He had season-ending surgery. UCLA’s Allie Bohannon and Ingrid Kantola picked up the first All-American honors of their careers. Bohannon finished second in the mile, and Kantola was fourth in the pole vault. WOMEN’S SWIMMING NCAA Championships: USC sophomore Rebecca Soni successfully defended her title in the 200-yard breaststroke in Minneapolis. Soni, who qualified second in the preliminaries, won her second consecutive title in the race in 2:08.23, just off her 2006 school record (2:08.16). 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

Gymnastics area of rec centre most affected in fire

first_imgThirteen firefighters attended yesterday’s blaze at the rec centre on 96th Avenue. The call came in around 4:30 after there was a report of smoke in the gymnastics gymnasium and crews were on scene until midnight.Captain Dan Golob of the Fort St. John Fire Department said the arena and pool made it out relatively unscathed, however the same could not be said unfortunately for the gymnastics section.“The facility right now all three buildings are shut down. The North Peace Arena and the pool just had light smoke in the incident. The gymnastics gym had the heavy fire loss,” Golob said.- Advertisement -Currently a crew is still on site to deal with hot spots relating to the magnitude of the fire.The cause is still under investigation by fire prevention officers.There were no injuries to the public or first responders.Advertisementlast_img read more

Deciphered photos of molester released

first_imgBy John Leicester THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS – He apparently traveled the world sexually abusing young boys, but remained unidentifiable – until now. Police in Europe have unscrambled digitally altered images found on the Internet to reveal the face of a man shown abusing boys in Vietnam and Cambodia. Interpol released four reconstructed photos of the suspected pedophile on Monday in an unprecedented public appeal for help, hoping that someone will recognize the man whose identity and nationality remain a mystery. The response has been encouraging: about 200 messages in just over 12 hours, Interpol said. Interpol said 12 boys, apparently ranging in age from 6 to early teens, appeared in about 200 photographs posted on the Internet. But the face of the man inflicting the abuse was disguised in a digital whirl. Using techniques that neither they nor Interpol would discuss, German police produced identifiable images of the man from the original pictures. The reconstructed photos showed a white man who looked to be in his 30s, with uncombed short brown hair. Interpol posted the images on its Web site. Anders Persson, a Swedish police officer assigned to Interpol’s human trafficking unit who oversees its database of images of child abuse, said releasing the photos sent “a quite clear message” to criminals that they can be identified through Web postings. Some of the responses included detailed information such as names and addresses, he said. Interpol forwards detailed information to the countries concerned so police can check, Persson said. Local police are also getting responses to the appeal, he added. Persson said he had opposed making the photos public because it demonstrated to criminals that police can unscramble pictures. But that consideration and the risk that the man could face public humiliation or even violence now that he is recognizable were outweighed by the desire to protect other children from abuse. “It was a long discussion,” Persson said. “We can’t just sit here and do nothing. We have exhausted all possibilities within police work to find this man.”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

VIDEO: Sporting B substitute concedes penalty while WARMING-UP behind goal

first_imgSubstitutes are often seen as game changers to swing a match your way.But sometimes things go wrong….very wrong.Budag Nasirov cost his Sporting B side a penalty even before he entered the field of play.The 20-year-old Azerbaijani was warming-up behind the goal when he was penalised for handling a wayward cross before it had gone fully out of touch.Nasirov was cautioned for the mishap and eventually took to the pitch 15 minutes, where his side eventually lost 2-1 against Academica.Watch the video above…..last_img read more

West Ham star insists ‘great guy’ Lucas Perez would never refuse to play

first_img 2 Perez allegedly refused to warm up Perez blasted the claims on social media on Monday, and attempted to set the record straight that it was Pellegrini’s choice to bring on Michail Antonio instead.Speaking after the match, the boss explained that while Perez had finished his warm-up and had sat back down on the bench, Michail Antonio was just completing his so was the readier of the two players to go on immediately.Yet, it was suggested Perez – who was seen apparently arguing with a West Ham coach – had refused to play.And, speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White on Monday, Snodgrass insisted that was unlikely, describing his Spanish team-mate as ‘a great lad to have about the place’.“I don’t know what happened,” said Scotland international Snodgrass.“Lucas was sitting behind me on the bench so I don’t know about what is being said. “I was warming up for maybe 15 or 20 minutes before that as well, so I don’t know what happened.“But I’ll tell you something, he’s a terrific lad.“He’s a great lad to have about the place, he comes in every day with a smile on his face and works really hard.“So listen, I don’t know what’s happened, but it would be very unlike him if that’s the case because he’s a good guy and he’s very good for the squad.”Listen back to Robert Snodgrass on talkSPORT IN FULL above! West Ham winger Robert Snodgrass has hailed under-fire Lucas Perez as ‘a great guy’ and has backed the striker’s claims about the ‘false information’ that he apparently refused to go on as a substitute against Everton.The Hammers claimed their first Premier League win under new boss Manuel Pellegrini at Goodison Park on Sunday, but the victory was tarnished by reports following the game that summer signing Perez had refused to come off the bench.Television replays appeared to show the former Arsenal forward, who had just finished his warm-up, not wanting to come on to replace Marko Arnautovic after the Austrian suffered a knee injury in the second half.center_img 2 Snodgrass is back in the frame at West Ham having spent last season on loan at Aston Villa GETTY IMAGES – GETTY last_img read more

‘NURSING HOME PATIENTS KILLED BY FLU VIRUS’ – EXPERTS BELIEVE

first_imgUPDATED: SIX nursing home patients who died in the past ten days were probably killed by a strain of the flu virus, experts said today.A further 27 elderly patients at Nazareth House nursing home in Fahan are either showing signs of a respiratory illness or are being given preventative care.The well-known nursing home has been plunged into the national spotlight after the deaths of six patients in recent days. All the patients, including an elderly nun, are believed to have died as a result of a respiratory illness.Donegaldaily.com was contacted by relatives of several patients who expressed concern at what had happened.Of the 39 patients at the home, it is understood that 11 others are also being treated after showing signs of a similar condition, while 16 others are being given preventative care.Dr Peter Wright, director of public health with the HSE North West, said all precautions are being taken to rectify the situation. “There has been a clinical improvement in quite a number of the 27 people showing respiratory symptoms. They are all being treated and we would hope they would improve.“Respiratory illness is very common but there is not a lot of influenza being reported in general,” he said.However at least one local politician is now asking if enough was done when it became apparent that something was seriously wrong at the home.Buncrana Town Councillor Peter McLaughlin said that he personally knows of one patient who was transferred from a nursing home in Buncrana to the Fahan centre last Thursday.He says a full timeline of incidents must be made available to see if lives could have been saved or if other patients were put at risk. Cllr McLaughlin said there are many questions which management at the nursing home must answer.“These are the questions we must ask – the when, why and how? They are very important.“We need to see if the correct procedures were followed.“I understand personally that one patient was admitted to Nazareth House last Thursday during all of this. “What I want to know is if other people were transferred into the beds of the six people who passed away.“I want to know how this entire incident has been handled from start to finish and those details must be made public,” he said.Swabs have been taken from these affected elderly residents which have been sent for analysis in Dublin.It is expected they will confirm the nature of the outbreak by this evening.Dr Darina O’Flanagan, director of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, said it is suspected the deaths were as a result of a respiratory-related virus outbreak.“This could be a particular strain of influenza prevalent this year, which was more likely to affect older people.“If this is flu, there is a type of virus this year that is more associated with the elderly,” she said.Dr Peter Wright, director of public health, HSE North West, said: “Respiratory illness is a common cause of death in older people. The public health team will work closely with the nursing home management to determine the nature of the illness. Samples have been sent to the National Viral Reference Laboratory for determination.”Last night the daughter of one patient told donegaldaily.com: “There’s talk that this may be a strain of the flu and obviously we are really worried, especially after all these deaths.”The nursing home has a reputation for a high standard of care, having been inspected on numerous occasions and praised in HSE reports.‘NURSING HOME PATIENTS KILLED BY FLU VIRUS’ – EXPERTS BELIEVE was last modified: April 3rd, 2012 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:FahanNazareth House nursing homerespiratory illnesslast_img read more

OUTRAGE AS DEAD DOGS LEFT ROTTING IN RIVER

first_imgThe dead collies are in the river more than a weekA cyclist says he is disgusted that nothing has been done by Donegal County Council after he reported the discovery of two dead dogs in a river more than a week ago.The man was out walking close to Glenveagh National Park last week when he came across the brutal scene.Two collie dogs had been killed and dumped side-by-side in the River Glasnaseeragh in the townland of Ballybuninabber. The river runs past the road between Termon and Creeslough.The man revealed how he went out of his way to contact the council offices in Milford to alert the litter warden to the gruesome discovery.However a week later the man told Donegal Daily that the dead dogs had still not been removed yesterday (TUES) when he visited the area again.“I left my phone number and even a call would have been appreciated. “We received no contact and I think it is poor form that these rotting animals have not been taken away and disposed of.“I don’t know how they died but the fact that there are two of them, lovely big dogs, makes it very suspicious.“This is a very scenic area and right beside Glenveagh National Park. You would get a lot of tourists in the area.“I think we’re sending out the wrong signals that we are simply letting animals rot away in this fashion,” he said.A spokesman for the council said there had been a breakdown in communications and the litter warden had been trying to locate the dead dogs. He added that the dogs would now be disposed of immediately.OUTRAGE AS DEAD DOGS LEFT ROTTING IN RIVER was last modified: March 13th, 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)Tags:CreesloughGlenveaghOUTRAGE AS DEAD DOGS LEFT ROTTING IN RIVERTermonlast_img read more

AS HOT AS BARCELONA AS TEMPERATURES TOP 24C IN DONEGAL

first_imgCrana Bridge by Adam Rory PorterDONEGAL is baking in hot hot sunshine today – reaching the same temperatures as Barcelona.Temperatures had reached 21C by late morning and will soar to 23C or 24C by the afternoon in inland areas of the county.It will be slightly cooler on the coasts. It’s good news for domestic tourism as Irish people choose to stay at home in hot weather.And it’s good news for the increasing number of foreign tourists discovering the real Ireland up here in Donegal.Seaside towns from Bundoran via Bunbeg to Buncrana are reporting bumper crowds as the school holidays kick in.Today is also a special one for a local photographer whose incredible snaps of the county – and in particular Inishowen – has helped put Donegal on the map. Adam Rory Porter is celebrating a year of his official photography venture. AS HOT AS BARCELONA AS TEMPERATURES TOP 24C IN DONEGAL was last modified: July 1st, 2014 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:adam rory porterdonegalhotsunshinetouristsweatherlast_img read more