An electrician appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to the charge of discharging a loaded firearm.Clifford McPherson appeared before Magistrate JudyLatchman where he pleaded not guilty to the charge, which stated that on July 6, 2016, at Oronoque Street, Bourda, Georgetown, he discharged a loaded firearm at the Virtual Complainant (VC), Ernice Barnwell, with the intent to maim, disable, disfigure or cause grievous bodily harm.The prosecution’s case contended that the defendant and the VC are known to each other and on the day in question, an argument over money ensued, leading to the incident. In a bail application, the court heard that McPherson is a father of four who shares a common-law relationship with the mother of his children and resides at Lot 707 B Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown.However, the Prosecution objected to bail on the grounds that the defendant may interfere with the prosecution’s case and its only witness. He was remanded to prison.
The over 2,000 residents of Upper Johnsonville, Kpekpeh Town, near the Kissi Camp Community, outside Monrovia, are say they are suffering from the offensive smell of corpses recently dumped in the nearby Kpanwein River.In response, the Minister of Internal Affairs, Morris Dukuly, whose agency has now been tasked with the disposal of bodies, told this paper via mobile phone that there is no corpse exposed to create health hazard or environmental concerns for the residents.“We bought the parcel of land in question through my Deputy for Administration, and so, nobody tells anybody that the bodies will be removed since its being underground for over a week,” said Minister Dukuly.MIA Deputy for Administration, Rennie B. Jackson, who spoke through his Director for Communications, D. Emmanuel Wheinyue, failed to disclose the name of the person that reportedly sold that parcel of land to the MIA for burial of the dead Ebola victims as they claimed, and or the amount of money that allegedly changed hands.“The issues of who sold the land and the removal of the bodies from that area because of the environmental concerns are not relevant for now,” said Mr. Wheinyue, who failed to answer questions regarding whether residents can bury their deceased relative/s anywhere anytime once they have bought and deeded a parcel of land.Over a week ago, guarded by a heavily armed platoon of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) as well as Police Support Unit (PSU) officers, two mini trucks conveyed corpses believed to be victims of Ebola at different locations across the country. The bodies were dumped on the west bank of the Kpanwein River. They were intended to be buried in mass graves dug by a hired yellow machine, but the machine unfortunately got stuck in the mud, where the property meets the mangrove.The Kpanwein River connects the Kpeh-Kpeh Town Community to Whein Town in the east and Chicken Soup Factory on Somalia Drive in the west, as well as Upper and Lower Johnsonville and many other communities.Since the first truckload of corpses arrived Saturday, August 2, residents of the nearby communities have vehemently rejected the use of their land for the disposal of the bodies. An aggrieved Kpeh-Kpeh Town resident, Carey Daniel, told the Daily Observer that the exact plot of land where the graves are dug is a wetland on the bank of the river that is the source of water for many surrounding communities. They fear that their wells – from which they get water for drinking and domestic use – might be contaminated, exposing them to other diseases.Two school teachers, who are also residents of the area, Emmanuel G. Wonleh, and William S. Zuogbay, are among other inhabitants that have expressed fear of contracting diseases apart from Ebola as a result of the offensive odor that saturates the air over Johnsonville.They are concerned as to when the government, through the authorities of the Ministries of Health and Social Welfare and Internal Affairs, will come to remove the bodies and take them to the crematorium in Marshall or at an appropriate cemetery for ‘proper burial.’The order to dump the corpses on the land came against the backdrop of the government’s recent announcement that it would “consider cremating” (burning) the corpses of those who have died from the deadly Ebola virus. In the wake of the pronouncement, the burial team from the MOH/SW and Internal Affairs on Saturday, August 2, dumped at least 45 bodies in Kissi Camp, near the Kpeh-kpeh Town Community, Upper Johnsonville, just northwest of the City of Paynesville. A resident, Carey Daniel, was among those allegedly brutalized by soldiers accompanying the burial team. Nursing his bruised left eye over the weekend, Daniel wondered as to who selected the land on which the bodies were dumped since the land designated for the disposal of the corpses in Johnsonville is privately owned, with cornerstones conspicuously (clearly) planted and marked.One of the landowners, a businessman, T. Emmanuel Cole, said he was never contacted regarding the use of the piece of land he had purchased with a probated deed for his son, Joseph F. Dolo (cornerstone marked: JFD). “I’m not asking them to pay me [money] for my land. I’m going to take the authorities to task for illegally using my land to bury dead bodies,” he said.Enraged that they had not been informed prior to the dumping that their community would play host to such a burial site and the implications involved, youth from Kpeh-kpeh Town and nearby communities started felling trees across the road, denying passage to the vehicles en route to bury the dead. For his part, Johnsonville Township Commissioner, Melvin Bettie, told the Daily Observer that he was indirectly connected to the dumping of the bodies, because, when approached by the MOH/SW authority, he could not immediately provide a burial site for corpses. According to him, he was not the one who ordered the execution of the burial exercise, but “because of my job, I assigned the Land Commissioner to supervise the process.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…no credibility in Govt’s notion of criminal activities on decline – FITUG…US Govt prepared to offer experts to assist with security issues – AmbassadorDespite promises by the APNU/AFC Government under the leadership of President David Granger, even after British Security Advisor Russel Krombe handed over a report of recommendations in 2018, the coalition administration has failed to address the crime situation in Guyana.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoThis is according to Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who on Thursday said that the David Granger-led administration had touted its “security credentials” prior to assuming office in 2015, with claims that its security experts would have resolved the frequency of criminal activities throughout the country but to date, nothing has been done, as crime spirals.“He (President Granger) was supposed to end all crime in Guyana, saying that the PPP was all bluff. Then to see the appalling failures of his government and his Security Minister on a daily basis, saying things that simply do not make sense without addressing the real problem. Then clearly, the people of this country have a right and we have a right to examine their failures. From the 17 persons losing lives in the prison fire…and until now the situation at Lusignan is appalling, and you can have a prison break at any time”.US Ambassador Sarah Ann-LynchJagdeo stated that statistics can support the fact that the APNU/AFC have failed to protect citizens and curb the crime rate here and noted that the spike in criminal activities has been ongoing but that relevant authorities have been denying the figures.He lamented the current situation in Guyana where robberies and murders, coupled with accidents, occur on a daily basis, claiming the lives of innocent people, while the APNU/AFC is yet to address such an issue.President David Granger“For the piracy recently, those who suffered from the acts of piracy in Berbice, our Presidential Candidate went up there and also met with several members of the family and witnessed the dire poverty in which people live in those areas. How important the earnings of these individuals who went to sea to earn a living were to maintaining the livelihoods of their families. Then we had the incident with the robbery (at El Dorado Trading) and I spoke with Mrs Stoll (wife of the dead businessman)…another young Guyanese businessman whose life was snuffed out and there are others who suffered death and injury there and so that too, that is senseless killing”.The Opposition Leader even referred to a murder, which occurred little over a week ago in front of his office at Queenstown, Georgetown, where a man was strangled to death with a belt. The perpetrator had been caught by public-spirited persons and then handed over to the Police.According to Jagdeo, these crimes could have been prevented but now the result is that innocent lives were lost while families and loved ones are left to suffer.Climbing crime rateMeanwhile, the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) on Thursday also called out the APNU/AFC Government for its failure in addressing the climbing crime rate in Guyana.The Union, in a statement to the media, said that in recent times, pronouncements from officialdom have sought to communicate and indicate that criminal activity were on the decline.This, the Union said, is being preached but “while our people are hearing one thing, they are seeing, and some are experiencing, an entirely different state-of-affairs”.According to the FITUG, Guyanese are genuinely and sincerely concerned and very worried that they can be the next unwitting victim and the present situation has caused persons to feel insecure to be home alone or to venture out for social activities.“Certainly, our people ought not to be confined to living in perpetual fear of being attacked, this is not the way people should live as it has serious implications for their well-being and psyche. Undoubtedly, there is a critical need for the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to proactively address what is clearly a frightening situation. The need for regular patrols, intelligence gathering, proactive Police action, among other things cannot be underscored, these initiatives, among others, could be helpful to bring the situation under control,” the Union said.It noted that the rising crime rate also could not be delinked from what is taking place elsewhere in society, adding that the most recent Labour Force Survey, prepared by the Bureau of Statistics, indicated that the unemployment rate increased from 12.2 per cent at the end of 2017 to 13.8 per cent at the end of 2018.“In the same period, youth unemployment rose from 22.9 per cent to 25.6 per cent, the report also disclosed that earnings of workers also declined during the period. This worrying trend cannot be ignored, as it well has an impact on crime in our society. For a Government which possesses so many self-identified security experts, it is disheartening to take stock of the present crime situation, clearly, there is an urgent need to address and arrest the declining situation in the interest of people’s and nation’s well-being”.US expertsMeanwhile, the US Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch, recently addressed members of the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) when she met with the group.According to a statement from the US Embassy in Guyana, the OSAC’s mission is to build cooperation between the public and private sectors to address security issues in Guyana.In her remarks, Ambassador Lynch said that focusing on safety and security helps put a country on the path to prosperity. “Nothing says consumer confidence,” she said, “like a safe place to live and raise a family”. She assured OSAC members that the US Embassy is prepared to work with OSAC to connect Guyana’s leadership with US experts, who can provide guidance on security issues.
BOYS’ TOP 25 (Records through Thursday) Rk. Team (Record) LW 1. Campbell Hall (23-1) 1 2. Taft (19-4) 2 3. Harvard-Westlake (21-5) 3 4. La Canada (23-2) 4 5. Knight (24-2) 5 6. Thousand Oaks (22-3) 6 7. Poly (19-5) 7 8. Renaissance Academy (24-1) 10 9. Sylmar (15-9) 11 10. Notre Dame (18-9) 8 11. Hart (21-5) 12 12. Crespi (16-11) 13 13. Palmdale (20-5) 16 14. Simi Valley (18-7) 9 15. Oak Park (20-6) 14 16. Calabasas (13-11) 18 17. Westlake (17-7) 20 18. Chaminade (16-11) 25 19. Camarillo (16-9) NR 20. Highland (15-11) 15 21. Chatsworth (16-10) 17 22. North Hollywood (17-10) 19 23. Saugus (16-9) 22 24. Hoover (18-7) 23 25. Lancaster (13-13) NR GIRLS’ TOP 25 (Records through Thursday) Rk. Team (Record) LW 1. Hart (24-2) 1 2. Taft (18-2) 3 3. Grant (16-0) 2 4. Moorpark (22-3) 4 5. Royal (20-5) 8 6. Burroughs (22-5) 5 7. Newbury Park (18-7) 7 8. Harvard-Westlake (20-6) 6 9. Valencia (17-7) 11 10. Chaminade (18-7) 9 11. Oaks Christian (14-9) 13 12. Canyon (17-8) 10 13. Chatsworth (14-11) 15 14. Notre Dame (19-8) 12 15. La Canada (16-9) 16 16. Saugus (13-12) 14 17. Rio Mesa (19-6) 17 18. Palmdale (15-10) 19 19. Flintridge Prep (21-3) 18 20. Knight (18-8) 20 21. Crescenta Valley (13-13) 22 22. Montclair Prep (16-8) 21 23. Poly (14-9) 24 24. Village Christian (19-6) 23 25. Sylmar (12-8) 25 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
0Shares0000Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho throws the captain’s armband, previously worn by Paul Pogba (unseen), towards Ashley Young during a match against Basel after Pogba was substituted off injured © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Nov 4 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes he deserves credit for not complaining more about Paul Pogba’s injury problems and those affecting the rest of his squad.France midfielder Pogba has been absent for almost two months because of a hamstring injury sustained during a 3-0 Champions League victory over Basel on September 12. Five other players — Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick, Marcos Rojo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jesse Lingard — are currently sidelined and Mourinho says their absences should be taken into account.“You know, I think it’s my fault because I should cry every week about our injuries and remind everybody, day after day or press conference after press conference,” he said.“It’s my way of dealing with problems. It’s my way of trying to motivate and respect and give confidence to the players that are going to replace those people.“But maybe I have to reconsider my profile. I know that I moan with a lot of things, but I don’t do with the injuries and probably I should.“I think any other manager would be speaking about Pogba every day. ‘Oh, I don’t have Pogba. Oh, when will I have Pogba?’“‘Oh, 10 matches without Pogba. Oh, all the Champions League group phase without Pogba. Oh, all the big matches — against Liverpool, against Chelsea, against Spurs — without Pogba. Oh.’“I don’t speak about Pogba one single time. It’s only when you ask me about his situation.“And it’s not just Pogba. It’s Pogba, it’s Fellaini, it’s Carrick, it’s Ibra, it’s Marcos Rojo. It’s a big group of players. So yes, I think we are doing very, very well.”Mourinho has repeatedly refused to predict when Pogba might be fit again.The former Juventus midfielder returned to United’s Carrington training headquarters just over a week ago after spending time rehabilitating in Miami.– ‘Just a normal guy’ –United are five points below Premier League leaders Manchester City ahead of their trip to champions Chelsea on Sunday.Mourinho’s preparations for the match against his former club were disrupted by the fact he had to travel to Madrid on Friday to settle a tax case with the Spanish authorities.United’s trips to Stamford Bridge have become fraught affairs since Mourinho joined United in May 2016, but he says he is still popular with Chelsea’s supporters.The United manager is one of the most significant figures in Chelsea history, having ended the west London club’s 50-year wait for a league title in 2005 at the end of his first season as their manager.He won the Premier League again with them the following season before leaving in 2007 and then, after returning in 2013, secured the title for a third time two years later.However, his two visits with United last season attracted controversy.He had a touchline confrontation with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte after a 4-0 league defeat last October and United’s 1-0 loss to Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-finals in March was a bad-tempered affair.Mourinho regularly bumps into Chelsea supporters as he still has his family home in Knightsbridge, a couple of miles from their ground, and says he is still warmly welcomed by them.“I walk down the street and outside the football heat, outside the football environment, I see so many Chelsea fans, especially in the area where I live,” Mourinho said.“I see so many Chelsea supporters and I didn’t have one single one that wasn’t nice.“What happened in the football stadium was a different thing. When I walk in the street in London, I am just a normal guy.“When I go to Stamford Bridge and sit in that dugout, on the right side of the tunnel, I am the manager of their opponents, so I accept every possible reaction with the utmost respect.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It’s three days until winter officially turns to spring in Southern California, but this weekend will not be surrendering winter without a good romp in the snow. An upper-level low-pressure system will bring a good chance of precipitation, snow levels to around 5,000 feet, cold temperatures and gusty winds today through Saturday. Snow will fall to about the 5,500-foot level today, then dip to about 4,500 feet by Saturday. About 2 to 4 inches of snow should accumulate at the 5,500-foot level, said Stuart Seto, a weather specialist with the National Weather Service. The winter conditions in the Angeles National Forest prompted the U.S. Forest Service on Thursday to issue a list of guidelines to ensure a safe trip to the mountains: Maintain a longer following distance while driving on slick or snow-covered roads and carry chains. Dress warmly and carry extra food and water in case you become stranded. Remember, cell phone coverage is very limited in the mountains. If you choose to sled or toboggan, be extremely cautious. Pick a safe, familiar location, well away from roads, large rocks and trees. Lastly, the change in the fire danger level from very high to moderate does not relax fire-related visitor use restrictions. Open campfires will be permitted in developed campgrounds only. Developed snow play areas are available at resorts near Wrightwood and in the San Bernardino National Forest. Current road conditions for the Angeles Crest Highway are available by calling (800) 427-7623. City News Service contributed to this story. Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028
Guerrero, son of Lalo Guerrero and member of the 1960s band Mark and the Escorts. “I’m thrilled about this project.” Old-timers agree that if the Mexican-American popular music scene of the 1950s and 1960s had an epicenter, it was probably the El Monte Legion Stadium. “It would have to be classified as the Chicano hall of fame,” said disc jockey and educator Daniel Castro after seeing an early cut of highlights from “Chicano Rock.” Those who grew up in El Monte remember how every weekend people from all over the county would descend on the suburban town. Mexican-American children especially liked African-American rhythm-and-blues music, they said. Both groups felt discrimination, which created kinship. “Blacks, Mexicans, everybody came,” said Bob Bautista, who grew up in El Monte and is now a docent at El Monte’s La Historia Society Museum. Mayor Ernie Gutierrez said he and his friends were always hanging out at the stadium. “El Monte was kind of the focal point where the big artists wanted to come,” he said. “It was kind of neutral ground where people could come enjoy the music. Of course the cops were always around, making sure we never got to the dirty dancing stage.” Latino bands Little Willie G and Thee Midnighters, Cannibal and the Headhunters and The Romancers all played to packed houses. The club, which was near Valley Boulevard and Ramona Avenue, was demolished in 1974, according to Guerrero. Despite their local fame, many acts never got a chance for their songs to be marketed on a massive scale, Wilkman and Guerrero said. Performers sang mostly in English, but they had Latino surnames. “For some reason, it’s always been a black or white thing,” said Guerrero. “Even my dad. He wanted to sing more in English, but the record companies didn’t allow it. So he sang in Spanish. They forced him into it.” This project, organizers hope, will establish the legacy of the area’s Chicano rockers. “Chicano Rock!” received $45,000 from Latino Public Broadcasting and another $70,000 from the California Council for the Humanities and Skirball Foundation, Wilkman said. He is hoping for more corporate funding, which he said would allow him to create a better film. He is also interested in finding any old concert footage from home movies. Wilkman recently screened a few excerpts of the film at the Gene Autry Theater in Los Angeles. “We had 500 people show up with almost no publicity,” he said. “We had to screen it three times just so everybody had a chance to see it.” For more information on “Chicano Rock!” log onto www.wilkman.com. To learn more about the history of Chicano music, log onto markguerrero.net. email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2703160Want 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventNow an established documentary film producer and a team of veteran musicians are out to change that. Hollywood producer Jon Wilkman and his collaborators are in the middle of creating the documentary film “Chicano Rock!” chronicling the history of Mexican-American popular musicians. The film is expected to be aired nationwide by PBS stations next year. “Many of the bands never had a chance to make Top 40 hits, but they blended different styles, which we think is going to very much be part of the future of popular music,” Wilkman said. So far, Wilkman has interviewed Latino legends such as 1940s crooner Lalo Guerrero and modern-day rockers Los Lobos. “There have always been a lot of great singers, great performers,” said Mark They had soulful dance moves, voices like James Brown and haircuts like the Beatles – but they lived in East Los Angeles and Montebello. When rock ‘n’ roll swept the nation in the 1950s and 1960s, Los Angeles County’s Mexican-American community caught the bug as badly as anybody. Local groups formed, selling out venues in El Monte, Montebello and all over the county. But few of the acts were well-known outside their own neighborhoods. Besides Richie Valens, almost no Mexican-American act became famous on a national scale.
THE teenager found unconscious on a Donegal beach on Friday is still fighting for his life at the Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.Daniel McVeigh, 19, from Killavee, Portsalon, was discovered on Rathmullan beach at 4.30pm on Friday.Gardai believe he may have fallen from a tree, a spokesman saying: “Investigations are at an early stage but it appears this may have been an accident. “He may have sustained his injuries after falling from a tree.”Mr McVeigh was found close to an entrance to Rathmullan House Hotel.It’s not known if the teenager was at a beach party on Thursday night. More than 40 teenagers had been there.The Portsalon teenager has undergone emergency surgery and his family remain at his bedside. Meanwhile a family from Dooballagh, Letterkenny, is in mourning after the sudden death of 34-year-old father of two Stephen Malseed.He is survived by his wife Michelle, son Shay (5) and daughter Orla (3).ORIGINAL STORY: MYSTERY AFTER MAN DISCOVERED IN SEMI-CONSCIOUS STATE NEAR RATHMULLAN BEACHhttps://www.donegaldaily.com/2011/06/11/mystery-after-man-discovered-in-semi-conscious-state-near-rathmullan-beach/UPDATED: TEENAGER FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE AFTER BEING FOUND ON BEACH was last modified: June 13th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Daniel McVeighgarda investigationPortsalonRathmullan
NIGHTMARE roadworks which caused 50-minute tailbacks in Letterkenny earlier today are finished.Workmen left the site on the Kilmacrennan Road outside Letterkenny General Hospital at 3.15pm.BREAKING NEWS: NIGHTMARE ROADWORKS FINISHED was last modified: October 4th, 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)
More than 100 disadvantaged schools across Donegal will not now lose teachers.A decision by Education Minister Ruairi Quinn in the Dail this evening means that the Government will not cut the posts.The U-turn came after a Sinn Fein motion condemning the cuts in the Dail. Labour Party Senator Jimmy Harte said the move shows that his party has the welfare of the future generations of schoolchildren most in mind.The Letterkenny Senator told Donegaldaily.com that he had spoken with the Education Minister just minutes before he was due to make his announcement this evening.“The Labour Party and the Government came in for a lot of criticism when these cuts were announced.“But the Minister has now reversed his decision on DEIS schools and I welcome that. “Not only has the Minister reversed his decision but he has also promised that he will not close down any rurals schools in the immediate future.“Of course all schools in all regions will have to be looked at and where possible some schools may have to be amalgamated eventually. But that will be a very last resort.“The bottom line here is that the Minister has reversed the decision to cut posts at DEIS school and that is the single most important issue,” he said.The decision to cut the posts had been slammed by opposition parties including Sinn Fein.Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn had described the decision as “shameful” . “Individual DEIS schools in Donegal will lose up to as many as five teachers.“It is completely unacceptable that a county suffering harsh economic and social deprivation would be targeted for such an insidious cut by this Government.“Withdrawing teaching posts under the banner of enhanced educational opportunity is perverse and a claim that no Government should stand over.MINISTER DECIDES NOT TO CUT UP TO 100 JOBS IN DISADVANTAGED DONEGAL SCHOOLS was last modified: January 12th, 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:Senator Jimmy Harte