Teen gets bail on manslaughter charge

first_imgThe teenager, who was on remand for stabbing his friend to death during a game of cards at Grove, East Bank Demerara, has been granted bail in the sum of $150,000 when he made his second court appearance at the Juvenile Court on Friday.The teen was represented by Attorney-at-Law Mark Waldron. On his first court appearance, the teen appeared before Magistrate Dillon Bess and was not required to plea to the indictable charge which stated that on July 7, 2019, at Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD), he murdered Mervin Squires.It was reported that on the day in question, a group of men were gambling at 3rd Street Grove, EBD, during which an argument broke out between Squires and the other young men over money.The argument quickly turned into an alternation and it was at that time, the teenager whipped out a knife and stabbed Squires twice to his chest.Squires reportedly died on his way to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre. A Post-Mortem performed on the remains of the 21-year-old of Kaneville, East Bank Demerara proved that he died of a single stab wound to the heart.However, the teen’s mother told Guyana Times that her son recently turned 18 and, therefore, he should not have been charged in the Magistrates’ Courts.On the other hand, mother of the dead man stated that she was not satisfied with the manslaughter charge brought against the teen and believed that he should have been slapped with a murder charge instead.last_img read more

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Former Chelsea midfielder signs for Panathinaikos

first_img Michael Essien in action for AC Milan Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has signed for Panathinaikos.The Ghanian was a free agent after his contract with AC Milan expired following an 18-month spell at the Italian side.However, the 32-year-old has not had to wait long to find a new club with Panathinaikos signing him up on a two-year deal worth a reported £1m-a-season.“I am very happy that I am here and that I will continue my career in Panathinaikos,” Essien told the official Panathinaikos website.“I am looking forward to meet my new team and win trophies with my new team-mates.“I want to give back the love that everyone has shown me and to thank the fans that welcomed me so warmly.” 1last_img read more

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Year of health reform falters

first_imgDespite a last-gasp effort in the Assembly this week, the Legislature is about to finish the “year of health-care reform” without passing a health-care plan. While that outcome had become expected, what surprised many observers was the person responsible for blocking action before the new year: Don Perata, the Senate leader and a liberal Democrat from Oakland who co-authored the bill. Perata announced he would not allow the state Senate to vote on the Assembly-approved bill – not until he knows more about how the $14 billion-plus measure would affect existing health programs and the state’s overall finances. But hearing Perata question a measure that bears his own name has left Capitol observers wondering what exactly he is up to. Is he seeking leverage on some other issue? Exacting revenge on his Assembly counterpart and occasional rival, Speaker Fabian Nu ez, D-Los Angeles? Or simply taking more time to vet a proposal with far-reaching and potentially unintended consequences? AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe best answer might be all of the above. Still, by pushing Senate consideration of the bill into next year, some proponents privately fret that Perata might stall its momentum and kill the measure’s already slim chances of being enacted. At one point this week, the blunt-spoken Perata said in a TV interview that the health plan was “DOA” – a remark his office quickly said he didn’t mean literally. But at the same time Perata is raising some of the same arguments that Republicans have used to cast doubt on the proposal – and providing ammunition to opponents rallying to defeat it. “It’s ironic because he’s long been a supporter of health-care reform,” Barbara O’Connor, director of Sacramento State’s Institute for the Study of Politics and Media, said of Perata. “Here is the opportunity to get it done, and he’s putting the brakes on.” O’Connor added that she understands Perata’s desire not to rush something through, but “the longer you wait, the harder it gets,” she said. “I think it has a much better chance of succeeding if everyone gets on the bandwagon and starts campaigning for it.” The bill, ABX1, would extend insurance to more than two-thirds of the state’s uninsured with new requirements on businesses and a hefty tax increase on cigarettes. Most individuals would be required to carry insurance, and insurance companies would be barred from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. Because the proposal involves raising taxes, a ballot initiative containing financing for the reforms would have to be approved by voters, probably in November. Supporters say they would need to collect more than 1 million signatures in a matter of months in order to meet election deadlines; the longer the Senate postpones the vote, the more money it will cost to ensure enough signatures can be gathered in time. But a bigger risk of waiting might be that by the time the Senate debates it, presumably sometime next month, the political climate will be much more treacherous. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger plans to call the Legislature into a special session to grapple with a projected $14 billion deficit, and Perata is stoking doubts about whether the sprawling health-care proposal would widen that gap. Perata, for his part, insists he is committed to passing health-care reform; he just wants to do it right. The only hearing on the bill passed by the Assembly this week was held the morning of the vote. Perata believes it needs a fuller vetting to avoid a mistake like energy deregulation in the mid-1990s, which received little legislative scrutiny and came back to haunt the state years later. “We cannot make decisions in the dark,” Perata said in a letter to his supporters last week. But it also seemed clear that Perata wants assurances that the governor won’t move to slash health programs for the poor in upcoming budget talks. The senator is also trying to muster support for a water conservation and infrastructure plan. Holding up the health-care proposal, which the governor wants badly, gives him a huge bargaining chip. At the same time, Perata’s arms-length relationship with both Schwarzenegger and Nu ez – who rarely miss an opportunity to publicly lavish praise on each other – makes it easier for Perata to play the contrarian on health care. “When major legislation passes with great fanfare, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment, play to the cameras and quickly go along,” Perata added in his letter, a line that was widely seen as a swipe at the governor and Nu ez. Perata also faces a practical problem of lining up enough Democratic votes to pass the bill. It faces resistance from at least one liberal senator who prefers a single-payer health-care system, and possibly a block of moderate pro-business Democrats who are concerned about employer mandates and raising taxes. One of those moderates, Sen. Ronald Calderon, D-Montebello, said he was wary of the proposed $1.50 or $2 per pack cigarette tax, among other things. “The funding mechanisms are unreliable,” he said. “You’re looking at a declining source of revenue with the cigarette tax.” In the end, even Republicans expect Perata will scare up the votes to pass the bill sometime in January. But they have enjoyed hearing the senator talk their talk. “I love it,” said Assembly Minority Leader Mike Villines, R-Fresno. “I’d love to see it happen throughout the year.” mzapler@mercurynews.com (916) 441-4603160Want 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

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Former Netherlands star on what Palace fans can expect from De Boer – LISTEN

first_imgCrystal Palace have made a great move in appointing Frank de Boer as their new boss, according to Mario Melchiot.De Boer was named as Sam Allardyce’s successor at Selhurst Park on Monday, signing a three-year contract with the Premier League club.The 47-year-old lasted just 85 days in his previous job, at Inter Milan, but Melchio insists his former Netherlands team-mate’s managerial style is more suited to English football.“It is a great move,” said Melchiot, who enjoyed a successful five-year spell in the Premier League with Chelsea.“Frank had a great career, became the manager of Ajax and did extremely well, winning so many titles back-to-back.“He made the move to Italy and I think the style he wants to play doesn’t suit the Italian way of playing. It doesn’t mean because of that he failed.“The attacking football he wanted to play doesn’t suit Italian football. They are more about the waiting game and counter-attacking rather than making the game.”Palace chairman Steve Parish has appointed De Boer in the hope he can turn the perennial relegation battlers into a solid Premier League side, while also introducing a more expansive brand of football in the process.Melchiot is backing him to deliver, and claims his appointment is good news for youngsters at the south London club as he been ‘raised’ to develop players by Ajax.He said: “You can have an experienced player that is 28 years old and a kid of 19 and if they can both deliver the same, you are going to pick the one who is 19 because you have longevity.“It is also your player then because if you give him a chance he is going to do way more for you.”last_img read more

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GAA: COUNTY DONEGAL WEEKEND RESULTS

first_imgBrian McCormack Sports Division OneDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment09-Oct-2011St Eunans0 – 81 – 10Four MastersO Donnell ParkCentra Supermarkets Division ThreeDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment09-Oct-2011Carndonagh1 – 91 – 4DowningsCarndonagh09-Oct-2011Milford2 – 71 – 12UrrisMoyle Park MilfordMarley Coach Hire Division FourDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment09-Oct-2011Naomh Padraig Leifear2 – 123 – 5Na RossaLiffordMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division TwoDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment09-Oct-2011Naomh Columba1 – 101 – 8BundoranPairc na nGaeil GlencolmcilleBrian McCormack Sports Division One ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment09-Oct-2011St Eunans0 – 31 – 9Four MastersO Donnell ParkBrian McCormack Sports Division OneDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment09-Oct-2011Malin0 – 80 – 7GlenswillyMalinMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division TwoDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment09-Oct-2011St Michaels1 – 161 – 14GlenfinPairc Naomh MichealCentra Supermarkets Division Three ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment09-Oct-2011Burt1 – 71 – 7Naomh BridPairc ColmcilleMarley Coach Hire Division Four ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment09-Oct-2011Naomh Padraig Leifear3 – 140 – 4Na RossaLiffordBrian McCormack Sports Division One ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment09-Oct-2011Malin1 – 121 – 9GlenswillyMalinMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division Two ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment09-Oct-2011St Michaels0 – 101 – 9GlenfinPairc Naomh MichealMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division TwoDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment08-Oct-2011Fanad Gaels4 – 72 – 8TermonPairc Ui Shiail PortsalonMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division Two ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment08-Oct-2011Killybegs1 – 100 – 9KilcarFintraMarley Coach Hire Division 5DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment08-Oct-2011Pettigo0 – 102 – 7St EunansPettigoBusanna Feda O Donaill Jun BFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment08-Oct-2011MacCumhaills4 – 121 – 4St MichaelsMacCumhaill ParkMarley Coach Hire Division 5DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment08-Oct-2011Ardara3 – 42 – 12GlenfinPairc na Phiarsaigh ArdaraBusanna Feda O Donaill IRFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment08-Oct-2011Aodh Ruadh1 – 60 – 5UrrisConvoyS/Final-Line: R Mc Gonagle/G Mc HughMarley Coach Hire Division FourDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment08-Oct-2011Red Hughs2 – 111 – 3Naomh Padraig-MuffRed HughsMarley Coach Hire Division 5DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment08-Oct-2011Malin0 – 51 – 7GlenswillyMalinBusanna Feda O Donaill IRFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment08-Oct-2011Naomh Columba1 – 92 – 9CarndonaghO Donnell ParkS/Final-Line: M Mc Glinchey/P Mc GintyMarley Coach Hire Division FourDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment08-Oct-2011Naomh Ultan2 – 180 – 2Letterkenny GaelsDunkineelyMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division Two ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment08-Oct-2011Fanad Gaels2 – 61 – 3TermonPairc Ui Shiail PortsalonBusanna Feda O Donaill Jun BFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment08-Oct-2011Convoy3 – 61 – 6BurtO Donnell ParkQ/Final-Line: M Mc Glinchey/P Mc GintyCentra Under 21 Football ChampionshipDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment07-Oct-2011Bundoran0 – 142 – 4GlenswillySean MacCumhaillsU21A Q/Final-E/Time- J O Donnell/G Mc HughGAA: COUNTY DONEGAL WEEKEND RESULTS was last modified: October 9th, 2011 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:GAA: COUNTY DONEGAL WEEKEND RESULTSlast_img read more

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MAN GETS 21 MONTHS IN JAIL FOR BURGLARY SPREE

first_imgA 19 year old man has been jailed for a total fo 21 months after being found guilty of a burglary spree in Inishowen.Judge KellyThomas Ward, of no fixed abode, appeared at Letterkenny District Court today. Ward is already on remand at Castlerea Prison.The court heard that Ward broke into a number of premises including LIDL, ALDI, the Chicken Corner, Abrakebabra and Next To Nature in Buncrana starting on March 3rd last.He also broke into a number of private homes – one of which he ransacked.Judge Paul Kelly said “He has a terrible history. He appears to have gone from place to place and this was a complete spree.“It is appalling for a householder to come home and to find this,” he said.Judge Kelly said the prison services has bent over backwards to accommodate Ward.The court heard how Ward has a total of 23 previous convictions – many of them from Dublin.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said Ward had a lot of history and asked for a chance for his client.Judge Kelly sentenced Ward to a total of 21 months.And he advised Ward “I hope you can engage with the court services or you will find yourself back here and make matters worse for yourself.”MAN GETS 21 MONTHS IN JAIL FOR BURGLARY SPREE was last modified: June 24th, 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:buncranaburglariesThomas Wardlast_img read more

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Law to keep Viagra from sex offenders

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The measure is one of several crime-related bills the governor announced signing. Also on the list are measures that will: Extend for five more years a crime-prevention program aimed at protecting farms and agricultural operations in the Central Valley. The law provides $3.3 million to pay for investigators and prosecutors who will target thieves in rural communities. Allow state and local officials to use the Global Positioning System to monitor parolees. Permit children to testify in sexual assault cases via closed circuit television, allowing them to face the assailants but from outside the courtroom. Prohibit a parent from having custody of his or her child if that parent lives with a registered sex offender. California taxpayers will no longer help pay the cost of impotency drugs for registered sex offenders under legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The bill, from Assemblyman George Plescia, R-San Diego, amends current law that requires the state’s health insurance program for the poor to help cover the cost of drugs used for treating erectile dysfunction. The new law, which took effect immediately, changes that requirement to exclude registered sex offenders from the service. Federal support for subsidized Viagra was curtailed earlier this year when a New York state audit found nearly 200 sex offenders benefiting from the program. Schwarzenegger then asked state agencies to stop prescribing the drugs to sex offenders and requested lawmakers to pass a bill that would outlaw the coverage. “Giving Viagra to a convicted sex offender is like giving a gun to a bank robber,” Plescia said in a statement issued Tuesday. “It’s irresponsible and puts innocent people in danger. Today we took an important step to protect both innocent families and taxpayers.” Block the state’s Department of Mental Health from placing sexually violent patients near schools after release from treatment. Increase boat registration and renewal fees to help fund waterway safety and law enforcement programs.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

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Leaders may move asphalt facility

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Montaez says moving the plant has become even more imperative as officials pursue state and federal funding for the Pacoima Greenway Project, a system of bike and walking trails and connecting parks. Los Angeles City Council President Alex Padilla, who is running against Montaez in the 20th Senate District, plans to introduce a motion next week exploring moving the massive complex of asphalt and storage tanks, crushing rooms, conveyor belts and mixers. “The Northeast Valley has been overburdened historically with landfills, heavy manufacturing, gravel pits, railroads coming through,” Padilla said. “All these uses are adversarial to the environment and quality of life.” Meanwhile, the city’s Planning Commission is scheduled to consider a permit change later this month that would allow the plant to sell to buyers in addition to Los Angeles. Dan Stinson, asphalt plants manager for All American Asphalt, said expanding the number of buyers would not materially increase the approximately 100 truck trips per day – nor would it expand the plant’s production capacity. It would, however, help the company maintain business if the city’s street-paving budget dipped. City public works officials, meanwhile, say they hope to find a compromise that would allow the plant to remain while also adding a possible bike path along its border. Dennis B. Rogers, chief management analyst in the city’s Bureau of Street Services, said the city has used the site for a maintenance yard – which is in an industrial area about one-tenth of a mile from the closest homes – since the 1920s. It became one of three city asphalt-recycling plants in 1985 under a previous owner, with All American Asphalt winning a recent management contract that runs through June 2007. In that time, the city has recycled 2.5 million tons of asphalt at a savings of over $70 million in landfill disposal fees, in addition to saving on the purchase of new asphalt and rock, Rogers said. While the company is permitted to recycle up to 76,875 tons per month – or up to 3,200 tons per day – the city’s demand is less: In August, for example, the city’s demand ranged from 1,000 to 2,500 tons per day. Last year, the city bought a total of 360,000 tons from the Pacoima site – about 30,000 tons a month on average – at about $24 per ton. “We fought to make the best asphalt plant we could,” Rogers said. “But it’s still an asphalt plant. It’s not a park.” Beth Barrett, (818) 713-3731 beth.barrett@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PACOIMA – State and local leaders are considering moving a controversial asphalt-recycling plant off city-owned land in order to build a bicycle path and park along the Pacoima Wash. The plant – which saves taxpayers millions of dollars each year by providing the city with recycled asphalt for street paving – long has irritated residents over emissions and the diesel trucks that each day run past neighborhoods to the freeways. While owner All American Asphalt of Corona has built a $10 million, state-of-the-art plant that has reduced dust and emissions, a plan that would allow it to sell to more customers than just Los Angeles has once again triggered debate over the facility’s future. “It doesn’t belong there,” said Assemblywoman Cindy Montaez, D-Mission Hills, who has long fought to move the plant. “That’s a neighborhood, and it’s an incompatible use. The city of Los Angeles should never have permitted it.” last_img read more

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In harm’s way

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Doctor Laurence Reich should probably not be practicing medicine. The osteopathic physician was convicted of sexually exploiting two female patients three years ago. Yet he continues to work five years after the complaints were made because the process to determine whether he should retain his license is mired in bureaucracy. In other states, a conviction would result in an automatic and immediate revocation of a license. But in Reich’s case, the hearing that might decide his fate has been put off for three years. Since the state’s Osteopathic Medical Board doesn’t have the right to suspend licenses, it’s up to the state Attorney General’s Office. And despite the fact that Reich pleaded guilty – and had a number of previous complaints of sexual impropriety – a hearing to determine whether he should keep practicing medicine has yet to occur. This means the patients who walk through the door of his Panorama City clinic could unknowingly be placing themselves in danger. This is not fair to the community or to other physicians who rely on internal discipline to weed out bad doctors. Clearly, the system has broken down, assuming it ever operated in an expeditious manner. If Attorney General Bill Lockyer wants to get some good press in his run for state treasurer in 2006, he should consider setting right this case – and reforming the process to protect patients from possibly dangerous docs.last_img read more

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