Twenty-year-old Cleveland London of Lot 14 Block 22, Wismar, Linden; and of Lot 207 Silvertown, Wismar, was last week fined $35,000 by Magistrate Clive Nurse for assault.London admitted that on September 15, 2018, he unlawfully wounded Ray Fraser while at a wash bay at Burnham Drive, Wismar, Linden.As such he was fined. Failure to pay the fine will result in him spending two weeks in prison.
An opinion poll conducted by the North American Caribbean Teachers Association (NACTA) last week in Guyana to determine people’s views on contemporary issues found that a large majority of voters agree that Government’s refusal to resign threatens local democracy.The poll was conducted by a political scientist, Dr Vishnu Bisram, who has been conducting opinion polls internationally for almost 30 years. The poll has been interviewing potential voters at random to represent the demographics (41 per cent Indians, 30 per cent Africans, 18 per cent Mixed, 10 per cent Amerindians, and 1 per cent other) of the population.The poll finds that people are worried about the implications of the Government’s reluctance to resign having lost the no-confidence motion. Asked if they think Government’s refusal to resign threatens democracy, 68 per cent said yes, 22 per cent said no and 10 per cent had no response or are not sure.The survey also found that 61 per cent of those interviewees think that the Government should resign, while 30 per cent has said it shouldn’t and 9 per cent did not express an opinion.Asked if they agree with the vote cast by Charrandas Persaud, the former Government Member of Parliament, on December 21, 2018, to defeat the Government on the no-confidence vote, 71 per cent said yes with only 21 per cent saying no and 8 per cent not offering a response.The poll found that people are disillusioned with the performance of the Government that has failed to carry out many promises in its manifesto of 2015. This, according to the report, explains their support for Charandass who has been applauded for his courage to vote to bring down his own Government.Further, a large majority of voters also agree with the recent ruling handed down by the Chief Justice Roxanne George on the no-confidence matter that was before her court. That ruling is being appealed by the Government and could reach all the way to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).The Chief Justice ruled on February 1, 2019, that the no-confidence motion of December 21, 2018, in the Parliament against the Government was successfully passed 33-32.The judge said 33 constitutes a majority of the Parliament of 65 members. She also ruled that the Government “stood resigned” when it lost the no-confidence vote. The Chief Justice said she could not stay her own ruling pending a proposed Government appeal.And in the NACTA poll, Guyanese, through their voting, don’t think a court or a judge can stay the outcome of a no-confidence vote and they urged that an election is held to resolve the issue.CJ rulingBased on the findings of the ongoing poll, 62 per cent of the nation agrees with the Chief Justice’s rulings as indicated above with 22 per cent disagreeing and the remaining 14 per cent not offering an opinion.The latest opinion poll also revealed that Guyanese are disappointed with the Government for not adhering to the laws of the Constitution that specifically calls for it to resign and hold an election within 90 days of the passage of a no-confidence. The 90-day period ends on March 19, 2019.Government has refused to adhere to the Constitution and challenged the outcome of the no-confidence motion in Parliament and in the court, although Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Barton Scotland said the vote was passed and that he could not reverse it.Because of this reluctance to resign and hold democratic elections, the poll finds that Guyanese are suspicious of Government’s intentions on elections and are fearful that the country could descend into authoritarianism as experienced during the period of rigged elections between 1965 and 1992.On Sunday, NACTA released part of the poll which questioned Guyanese as to whether they believe the no-confidence motion was successfully passed.A majority of voters said they would like to see an early election within the constitutional March 19 deadline to settle the issue of the no-confidence vote and to avoid an impending constitutional crisis. The population also indicated their concerns over Government’s refusal to resign and hold elections which threaten democracy.Based on the findings of the still ongoing poll (through Friday, February 22), 65 per cent of the population are concerned, as opposed to 28 per cent who are not and 7 per cent offering no opinion about the political situation in which the Government has refused to accept the outcome of the no-confidence vote. Many said it sets the stage for authoritarianism.The poll also queried voters on other topical issues. The findings will be released in a subsequent report.
The defense contends that Clarkson was depressed about her career, but also suggested that she may have accidentally pulled the trigger. She had been drinking tequila and taking pain medicine. Clarkson was best known for her starring role in the 1985 Roger Corman cult hit “Barbarian Queen,” though she had bit parts on dozens of TV shows and in a few well-known movies, such as 1982’s “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” Spector, renowned in music circles for the “Wall of Sound” recording technique he invented in the 1960s and used in his work with the Beatles and other groups, is free on $1 million bail. For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The panel began hearing testimony in the case on April 26. The jury heard from 77 witnesses in a case in which more than 500 exhibits were submitted into evidence. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler yesterday excused an alternate juror because she had a long-standing prepaid trip. There are now four remaining alternates. While the jury deliberated yesterday, Gary and Louis Spector, twin sons the music producer adopted during his marriage to Ronettes singer Ronnie Spector, appeared in the courtroom, as they had done over the previous three consecutive days. Spector and Clarkson met when he went to the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip, where she was working as a $9-per-hour VIP hostess. Spector, who had spent the night on the town dining and drinking with two other women, invited Clarkson to come home with him. Hours later, she was dead. Prosecutors allege Spector shot Clarkson when she rebuffed his romantic advances. Five women testified that Spector pulled guns on them in similar situations over the years when they spurned him romantically and tried to leave. A fifth day of jury deliberations is scheduled today in the Phil Spector murder trial. Spector, 67, is accused of shooting 40-year-old actress Lana Clarkson through the mouth on Feb. 3, 2003, in the foyer of his Alhambra mansion. The defendant, who maintains Clarkson shot herself because she was despondent over her career and finances, faces 15 years to life in prison if convicted of second-degree murder, with a possible added 10-year penalty for use of a firearm. Prior to this morning’s scheduled deliberations, the nine men and three women in the jury had met for about 19 hours since Monday morning.
SANTA CLARITA – Whether Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow or not, employers across Santa Clarita will see theirs this Groundhog Day during the ninth annual National Groundhog Job Shadow Day, hosted locally by the Santa Clarita Valley School & Business Alliance. Throughout Santa Clarita, students will spend a half-day Feb. 2 shadowing scientists, firefighters, graphic designers, doctors, architects, teachers, government employees and myriad other professionals in order to experience the workplace firsthand. The national event was established in 1997 in an effort to get young people into the workplace to find out what skills and level of education are required to succeed in the job market. Last year, more than a million young people, including 20,000 students in Southern California, took part in job-shadowing activities across the country. The alliance estimates that more than 300 students will participate in local job-shadowing activities this year and that thousands of students will job-shadow during the school year. For students and educators, job shadowing provides an answer to the question, “Why do I have to learn this?” “Groundhog Job Shadow Day provides a unique opportunity to make the world of work come alive for Santa Clarita students,” said Ann Kerman, executive director of the SCV School & Business Alliance. “They get to see how academics are applied in the workplace and be inspired and motivated to be successful adults.” More than 50 Santa Clarita businesses have already committed to participating in the event. “I think this is a great opportunity for us to demonstrate the link between school and the workplace, and really give kids a hands-on experience of what it takes to succeed in a profession or industry,” said Marc Emmer, president of The SST Group and chairman of the alliance. Businesses that would like to host a student Feb. 2 are asked to call Kerman at the Santa Clarita Valley School & Business Alliance office at (661) 259-0033, Ext. 776. Students who would like to participate can pick up an application in their high school’s career center. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A man telephoned Gardai from Australia and threatened to rape and kill a number of them and their children and then mocked their dead colleague killed in the line of duty.Twisted Mark Fair had skipped bail in Ireland and had travelled to Australia to work. However, over a period of around seventeen days in January 2015, he bombarded Buncrana Garda Station in Co Donegal with a series of obscene phonecalls.Officers could tell it was Fair as they had dealt with him before but he continued to make threats against them and their families.The now 28-year-old appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court where he pleaded guilty to a total of eleven counts of making threats to kill, threats to damage property and also making grossly offensive phonecalls.The calls were made to Garda Una Cunningham, Garda Grainne McLoone, Elaine Moyles, Lorraine Crawford and Sgt Carol Doherty.Details of the shocking calls made by Fair, of Ballinahone, Fahan, were read out in court.Fair first began his ant of abusive phonecalls on January 10th when he called Garda Elaine Moyles.He recognised her voice and told her he was going to shoot her in the back of the head and also kill her husband.He also asked how Gary McLoughlin was and said he was going to land at Buncrana Garda station and pull the plaque off the wall which was dedicated to Gary.Tragic Garda Gary McLoughlinThe former Garda McLoughlin, aged just 24, was killed in the line of duty in Co Donegal in December 2009.Fair called the Garda station at a later date and spoke to Garda Grainne McLoone and said he was going to rape her and her children and that he hoped her mother died of cancer.He pretended his name was Martin McDermott, a man charged in connection with the death of the late Garda McLoughlin.On January 12th, Fair called the station again and told Garda Lorraine Crawford that he would bend her over and ride her before going on to say he would rape her son and sister “just for sport.”On another date, he called the station and asked Garda Sgt Carol Doherty if Garda McLoughlin was there which caused her great upset.And on January 27th, Fair called the station again and he spoke to Garda Una Cunningham.He said he would show her his cock in court and that he was going to rape her dog.He asked Garda Cunningham if she wanted to suck his cock and that he was going to raise Garda Gary McLoughlin from the dead.A victim impact statement on behalf of all the Gardai who received abusive calls from Fair was compiled by Sgt Carol Doherty and was handed into Judge John Aylmer but not read in open court.As well as the litany of abusive phonecalls and threats, Fair also pleaded guilty to eleven counts of making gain or causing deception using Donedeal.Over a two month period from February to March in 2018, Fair placed fraudulent adverts on the free ads website and also replied to adverts.Letterkenny Court.Among the items he advertised or responded to as having for sale was tickets for the Champions League Final, iPhones, tractor parts, gearboxes and car bumpers.However, when the cash for the items sent to various accounts belonging to Fair, the goods were never forwarded on.In total Fair admitted defrauding people from across the country out of more than €3,000.When arrested Fair admitted that he used a ‘fraud phone’.He apologised to all those he had defrauded money from and said he had already compensated two of the victims.Barrister for Fair, who had 36 previous convictions, Mr Peter Nolan said there was simply no explanation for what he had done.He revealed how he was from a respectable farming family and that his six siblings, three brothers and three sisters, had never been in trouble with the law.He said that when he was making the phonecalls from Australia his client was drunk and was in the company of other young men from the Buncrana area of Donegal.Fair got into the witness box and apologised to the female Gardai and said he never planned to carry out any of his threats.He added “I don’t remember making them (the threats) I was so drunk. I thought it was funny at the time but it’s not funny now.“I’d like to apologise to all the Gardai as nothing I said was true and it wasn’t going to be carried out.”Barrister Peter Nolan said his client was a fantasist and claims that he was living the high life in hotels such as the Gresham in Dublin for the proceeds of his crime were not true.He said his client was now in custody for seven months and that he was a model prison in the prison and was working in the kitchen.Fair’s mother was also in court but said she did not want to address the court.Judge John Aylmer adjourned the case until Friday when he will sentence Fair.Man called Garda station from Australia threatening to rape and kill Gardai was last modified: August 1st, 2019 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)
JIM TAKES TIME TO MEET FANS IN BURT THIS EVENINGDONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness promised fans tonight that every child in the county will get a chance to see the Sam Maguire over the next few weeks.And the whole nation will see it on TV tomorrow night as Jim and the team are the special guests of the Late Late Show.The manager was speaking in Burt where hundreds of fans turned out on the final day of Sam’s World Tour of Donegal. The team have been forced to cut short visits to many areas today, not wanting to disappoint the Glenswilly club – home of captain Michael Murphy.The team was forced to postpone a visit there on Tuesday and will instead go there tonight (Thursday) once a tour of Inishowen is complete.Manager Jim once again mingled with fans in Burt before addressing the crowd.He thanked the supporters for their tremendous support and apologised for the short visit. “We were forced to postpone a visit to Glenswilly on Tuesday and it’s only fair that we get there this evening,” he told the crowd.“But I want to tell you that every child in the county will get a chance to see the Sam Maguire over the next few weeks. The cup will be going into every school,” he said to cheers from the fans.Despite their clear tiredness, the players smiled broadly for pictures and signed as many autographs as possible.Karl Lacey, Rory Kavanagh, Colm McFadden and the rest of the players played their part in another wonderful day for the county.They will need some rest in the morning – before heading back up to Dublin to appear on the Late Late Show. Jim and the team are special guests for the night.UPDATE: The team left Carn at 8.30pm.Buncrana is looking like 9.45pm – after stop-off at Malin.Glenswilly could be around 11pm to midnight. RORY KAVANAGH MEETS YOUNG FANS IN NEWTOWNJIM’S PROMISE TO DONEGAL CHILDREN: ‘WE’LL TAKE SAM INTO EVERY SCHOOL IN THE COUNTY’ was last modified: September 28th, 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:donegalGAAJIM’S PROMISE TO DONEGAL CHILDREN: ‘WE’LL TAKE SAM INTO EVERY SCHOOL IN THE COUNTY’
Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REVEALED Latest transfer news on talkSPORT.com Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED LATEST Brewster in action during England’s Under-17 World Cup winning campaign Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland moving on 1 Arsenal and Tottenham have also checked on his availability while talks with Liverpool have continued amid uncertainty over his future.The youngster has made big career decisions in his career already after leaving Chelsea to move to Merseyside aged 14.He has seen some of his contemporaries’ careers stall after committing to long-term deals and is cautious not to allow the same thing to happen to him over the new few vital years. IN DEMAND PSG and Juventus are the latest clubs to join the race for Liverpool wonderkid Rhian Brewster.Although the 18-year-old striker has agreed his first professional contract with the Reds in principle, talks between Brewster’s representatives and the club are still going on. LIVING THE DREAM targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets SunSport has revealed that one of the issues Brewster is seeking clarity on is his ability to challenge for a place in the first team next season.And as a result of these ongoing talks, the French champions have reportedly registered their interest in Brewster – who won the Under-17 World Cup with England in October 2017.It is understood Brewster is not looking to cash in on signing his first deal and the club will have to convince him there is a pathway to Jurgen Klopp’s set-up.Juve are monitoring the situation despite securing the £99.2million signing of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti
Fianna Fáil Deputy Charlie McConalogue has called for a clear commitment from Government for emergency funding to reinstate all services at Letterkenny General Hospital.The Donegal Deputy has said any delay in repairing unprecedented flooding damage and replacing essential equipment could have major implications for the hospital and for the health services in Donegal.“This level of damage to a major hospital is unprecedented. Letterkenny is an extremely busy facility providing a vast range of vital services to patients from right across the North West. We simply cannot afford any delays in getting the hospital back up and running to full capacity,” said Deputy McConalogue. “I welcome the fact the Health Minister James Reilly visited the hospital at the weekend and committed to working with management. However, what the hospital also needs from the Minister at this stage is a firm commitment to releasing emergency funding, so that all the necessary repair works can be carried out and vital equipment can be replaced.“This is an unprecedented crisis and it warrants an exceptional response from the Department of Health and the HSE. Letterkenny General Hospital is the epicentre of health service provision in Donegal and it is crucial that all services are maintained at the hospital.“Questions must be asked about how a new building could suffer such a calamitous event. The onus is on the Minister, his Department and the HSE to investigate this disaster fully, identify any structural problems and establish how such a disaster can be avoided in the future.“I want to commend the immense effort from all involved in the emergency response to the flooding. The hospital staff, management, fire service, army, local authority officials and 500 community volunteers went above and beyond the call of duty, working around the clock in the recovery and clean-up effort. It is a testament to the commitment not just of our local emergency workers, but also of the community as a whole.” HOSPITAL FLOOD: GOVERNMENT MUST PROVIDE EMERGENCY FUNDING TO REPAIR LETTERKENNY – TD was last modified: July 29th, 2013 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:HOSPITAL FLOOD: GOVERNMENT MUST PROVIDE EMERGENCY FUNDING TO REPAIR LETTERKENNY – TD
EXCLUSIVE: Gardai suspect a gang is targeting unlocked cars on Donegal housing estates after a spate of such attacks.Inspector HarrisonA total of THREE housing states have now been raided by the gang.Up to 13 cars were entered on two housing estates last night in both Termon and Kilmacrennan. Six cars were entered on the Coyneview estate in Termon and another seven cars were entered at Lennon View in Kilmacrennan.It comes just a week after another six cars were entered while they were unlocked on another housing estate in Buncrana.Among the items taken was a laptop computers, sat navs, personal items and small sums of cash.Garda Inspector Michael Harrison told Donegal Daily that this is the first time such incidents have taken place on an organised basis. He appealed to people to lock their cars at night or during the day when they are unoccupied.“This is a new departure and we have not seen cars being entered on what appears to be an organised basis.“All these cars that were entered were unlocked. We would appeal to people to lock their cars at all times.“We suspect that this is some kind of organised operation in which people are targeting housing estates,” he said. CAR-OWNERS WARNED AFTER ANOTHER 13 CARS ENTERED ON HOUSING ESTATES was last modified: May 1st, 2014 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:catsdonegalenteredGardaiTermon. Buncrana
A festive wreath making and bauble workshop will be held in Letterkenny to remember babies who have passed away. All are welcome to the Feileacain support meeting on Friday, November 10th in the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny. The event from 7.30pm – 9pm will be a special and safe meeting for bereaved parents to remember children who died during pregnancy or shortly after birth.Parents and families are invited to handmake Christmas decorations as a way of remembrance and a source of comfort. Local Feileacain representative Charlotte McCauley said: “This is a great chance to meet other bereaved parents and talk about our little angels while getting creative. Everyone is welcome.”Booking is not necessary, for more information about the Feileacain support service visit www.feileacain.ieBereaved parents invited to Christmas decoration workshop was last modified: November 9th, 2017 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)