DJ arraigned for fracturing man’s jaw

first_imgA 22-year-old Disc jockey (DJ) was on Thursday remanded to prison when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for fracturing a man’s jaw during an argument.Kenal Jennings, of Wismar Housing Scheme, Linden, Region 10 Region (Upper Demerara-Berbice), appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and was not required to plead to the charge which stated that on December 8, 2019, at Four Corner, Wismar, Linden, he unlawfully and maliciously inflicted grievous bodily harm on Devon Anthony Williams.Facts presented by the court prosecutor stated that on the day in question, the victim and his friends were at the “Four Corner” consuming alcohol when he and the defendant had an exchange of words.The court was further told that the defendant became annoyed, took out a firearm from his waist and dealt the victim several lashes to his face.The injured man was taken to the Linden Hospital Complex where he was treated before being referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he remains a patient.Jennings, on the other hand, made good his escape.The prosecutor objected to bail on the grounds of the serious nature of the offence and the penalty the charge attracts.The prosecutor also highlighted the fact that the firearm was not recovered and the victim is still hospitalised with a fractured jaw are also grounds for bail not to be granted.Jennings is slated for court on December 30, 2019, at the Linden Magistrate’s Courts.last_img read more

Remembering those who served

first_img• Photo Gallery: Peace Officers’ Memorial • Video: Peace Officers’ MemorialWHITTIER – Law enforcement agencies from throughout the county gathered Wednesday in an annual rite that draws attention to the price some pay as police officers and sheriff’s deputies. The Los Angeles County Peace Officers’ Memorial held at the Sheriff’s Training Academy and Regional Service Center in Whittier honors those who died in the line of duty the previous year. Their families and friends attended the event Wednesday. Bronze plaques bearing the names of Covina Police Sgt. Scott Hanson, Deputy David Piquette and LAPD Officer Landon Dorris were added to the memorial on Wednesday. “He would have really appreciated this,” said Hanson’s widow, Allison. “The fact he would be memorialized is very special.” Hanson is the first Covina police officer to die from injuries received while on-duty. He died July 3, 2006, of complications from injuries he suffered after his patrol car was hit by a van Aug. 14, 2003, on Citrus Avenue at Badillo Street. His patrol car spun out and hit a wall. Hanson was in a semi-comatose state for nearly three years. Piquette was an instructor at the STAR Center. He was on his way to work July 7, 2006, when he swerved to avoid a stolen stove that fell off a truck on the Riverside (91) Freeway. His Ford Crown Victoria slid sideways and wedged between two trailers of a big rig loaded with dry cement. Both vehicles traveled toward the shoulder, where the big rig landed atop a concrete wall. Dorris was struck by a car Oct. 22, 2006, while investigating a traffic crash in Los Feliz. He was pronounced dead at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. Sheriff Lee Baca lit the brazier in front of the memorial, using a torch that was carried in a memorial run. “Who is Scott Hanson? Who is David Piquette? Who is Landon Dorris?,” Baca asked. “I’ll tell you who they are. They will go out of their way to help someone they never knew. They will go out of their way to risk their lives.” The audience was also asked for a moment of silence in honor of sheriff’s Detective Raul Gama, who was buried Monday. He was killed May 1 in North Hollywood when a driver crashed into his parked surveillance van. His name will be put on the wall next year. Doves were released. An honor guard made up of officers from different agencies marched past the audience. Flags were lowered to half staff as a bugler played “Taps.” “It’s tragic that we have to do this every year,” said Covina police Chief Kim Raney. “The sad part is families of law enforcement at home will be attending this unfortunately next year.” John March knows that situation well. His son, sheriff’s Temple Station Deputy David March, was killed five years ago during a traffic stop in Irwindale by Armando Garcia, an illegal immigrant who fled to Mexico after the shooting. Garcia was caught last year and pleaded guilty March 2 to March’s murder. John March offered a sympathetic ear to families of the fallen officers. “I’m so sorry for what you are feeling, what you are going through,” he told the crowd. “I feel the pain each and every one of you feels.” He said the pain will never stop but one can have a meaningful life after. “Do things. Don’t just sit and feel the grief. Reach out to them \. They are your family,” John March said. Deputy District Attorney Steve Cooley, L.A. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, and Supervisors Don Knabe and Mike Antonovich also spoke at the event. Like the other speakers, Antonovich lauded law enforcement. But he was critical of the media’s behavior in a “riotous situation,” certain politicians who short-change law enforcement and professionals who raise millions to support those who create chaos. The remark about the media was in reference to the May 1 immigration rally at MacArthur Park where LAPD officers were accused of firing rubber bullets and swinging batons at journalists and protesters. Several reporters, protesters and officers were injured in the incident. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026 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

Manjrekar on Pollard: I can be critical but never insulting

first_imgCOMMENTS Published on SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT Former India cricketer turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar today clarified his on-air comments on Kieron Pollard saying he never called the West Indian “brainless“.While it was clear from the footage that Manjrekar never uttered the word “brainless” but Pollard’s twitter dig at the veteran cricketer saw lot of strong reaction on social media.“Said ‘Does he have the range (to bat higher up the order)?’ Using terms like ‘no brains’ or ‘brainless’ not my style. I can be critical but never insulting,” Manjrekar tweeted today.“I would also encourage all those reacting to the Pollard issue to hear the footage & not just take my word for it,” he added.Manjrekar’s comment on Pollard’s batting invited a strong response from the Mumbai Indians all—rounder apart from being trolled on social media.Pollard had thought that the Indian called him “brainless” on air.“Do you know how I get big so.. about BRAINLESS.. words are very powerful .. once it leaves u can’t take it back..sins of parents fall on…“u feel any positive can come out of your mouth bcuz u get pay to talk u can continue with your verbal diarrhoea …” Pollard had posted.The West Indian struck a match-winning 70 to script a sensational turnaround for the Mumbai Indians against Royal Challengers Bangalore yesterdaycenter_img cricket SHARE April 15, 2017last_img read more

640 Haitians intercepted at sea in 2017 says Bahamas Defense Force

first_img Recommended for you Dorian downgraded, Ports and Shipping back to normal Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 15, 2017 – Nassau – More than 150 Haitian migrants were captured in waters of the Southern Bahamas last week, and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force reveals that over 640 migrants have been intercepted at sea so far for 2017.    Joint Operations involving the US Coast Guard led to the captures on August 9 where 73 Haitians were found on a freighter and on August 11, where 78 Haitians were caught in waters north of Ragged Island; again spotted by the US Coast Guard and arrested by the Defense Force.A media release explains that a #DefenceForce ship-rider supported the first arrest aboard the #USCoastGuard craft; a provision of the Comprehensive Maritime Agreement between the US and The Bahamas where our marines are permitted to conduct tours of duty aboard US Coast Guard vessels and to make arrests in Bahamian waters.    The 151 undocumented migrants arrived in Nassau on Sunday morning at Coral Harbour and are currently under the supervision of Immigration officials for further processing. Seven TCI men ‘lost at sea’ found safe on Fish Cay Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#DefenceForce, #magneticmedianews, #USCoastGuard TCI on Alert as riots rage in Haiti, two-year president asked to resignlast_img read more

Small brush fires in San Ysidro causes road closures

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Small brush fires in San Ysidro causes road closures Posted: April 22, 2018 KUSI Newsroom SAN YSIDRO (KUSI) — Multiple small brush fires in San Ysidro Sunday forced authorities to shut down lanes and connector ramps of two freeways before firefighters could get the situation under control.The brushers were first reported at 2:35 p.m. near Via de la Bandola, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesperson Monica Munoz. The street runs adjacent to the eastbound lanes of State Route 905, just west of its junction with Interstate 805.California Highway Patrol officers began shutting down eastbound SR-905 about 10 minutes later and also closed transition roads from Interstate 805 and Picador Boulevard onto SR-905.The fires were knocked down by 3:25 p.m., Munoz said.No structures were threatened and no one was injured, she said.Munoz said there was no word on what may have caused the fires. A CHP incident log indicated that officers made contact with a possible suspect, but it’s unclear if anyone was arrested.All lanes were reopened by 4:12 p.m., according to the CHP. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 22, 2018last_img read more

People on the Move 41411

first_imgJennifer Merrit, who most recently acted as deputy personal finance editor with, has joined The Associated Press as financial markets team leader. Amanda Barrett, who was acting east editor with AP, has been named New York City editor for AP.Kevin Noblet, previously deputy managing editor for wealth management at Dow Jones Newswires, has been promoted to managing editor of the department. Before working with Dow Jones Newswires, Noblet was business editor with AP.Chrystia Freeland, previously global editor-at-large, has been assigned to the newly created role of Thomson Reuters digital editor. Freeland acted as the U.S. managing editor with the Financial Times before joining Thomson Reuters. Rachel Smolkin is now White House bureau chief with Politico. Before joining Politico, Smolkin was managing editor with American Journalism Review.Dana Wollman, a former technology reporter with The Associated Press, is now the reviews editor with Engadget. Allen Bernard has been named managing editor with eSecurity Planet. Tim Stevens is now the editor-in-chief with Engadget. Jamie Tarabay, who previously acted as the foreign and domestic correspondent at NPR, is now the managing editor for national security with the National Journal.Shira Toeplitz is back with Roll Call, where she will write a column and cover Iowa caucuses and congressional race. Before this, Toeplitz was a staff writer with Politico.Carol Clark is now publisher of the Dayton Business Journal. Before becoming publisher, Clark acted as advertising director.James Cury, who was web director with Hearst Digital Media Group, is now the online editorial director with Maxin Magazine.Alex Baxter has been named chief digital officer with Competitor Group, Inc. Previously, Baxter was the general manager of digital media with Conde Nast’s PARADE group.Patrick Scott, who currently acts as business and investigative editor for The Charlotte Observer, will join The New York Times as finance editor in the first week of May.More hires for HuffPo: Jaweed Kaleem will act as a religion reporter, and Rebecca Carroll, previously editor of Uptown and Paper magazines, will act as culture editor. Amanda M. Fairbanks, former education editor for GOOD magazine, will act as education reporter.After discontinuing Private Equity Insider, Harrison Scott Publications assigned Mairin Burns and James Prado Roberts to Hedge Fund Alert. Chad Weihrauch now reports for Commercial Mortgage Alert.Cyra Master, former writer for Hotline and CongressDaily, has joined Roll Call as copy editor.Libby A. Nelson is now a reporter with Higher Ed. Previously, Nelson was a reporter for The Times-Tribune out of Scranton, PA. Chad Millman will become editor-in-chief of ESPN The Magazine on June 13th, when the publication’s headquarters move from New York City to Bristol, CT. Millman currently serves as senior deputy editor, and is the co-author of They Call Me Baba Booey.Mandi Norwood has been named consulting editorial director with Niche Media LLC. Norwood has acted in editorial roles with Mademoiselle, Cosmopolitan UK, Company and Looks Magazines.Kevin Shinkle is now deputy business editor with The Associated Press. Shinkle most recently acted as assistant business editor, money with AP.center_img Kathleen Hunter will join the capitol intelligence team for Bloomberg Government. Hunter will leave her current position of staff writer for Roll Call. Erin Griffith will cover digital media and venture capital with Adweek. Griffith is a former senior editor for Matthew Gryczan has been chosen as editor for Crain’s Michigan Business. Before this, he acted as managing editor for Crain’s Detroit Business.Scott Wenger, formerly managing editor/money and business with The New York Daily News, is now editorial director with SourceMedia.Marie C. Baca has joined VentureBeat as managing editor.Christina Rexrode, formerly a banking reporter for The Charlotte Observer, is now a retail reporter with The Associated Press.John E. Morris is now deputy managing editor of Dow Jones Newswire’s Investment Banker. Morris previously acted as news editor in this sector. Mary Duenwald has left her role as op-ed page deputy editor for The New York Times to join the Bloomberg View. Sewell Chan will now act in that role with NYT.last_img read more

Greater Houston Job Growth Will Keep Improving in 2017 Greater Houston Partnership

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:14 Listen X Florian MartinPatrick Jankowski reveals the Greater Houston Partnership’s 2017 employment forecast during a luncheon at the Royal Sonesta hotel in the Galleria area.Greater Houston will create 29,700 net jobs next year, according to the Greater Houston Partnership’s employment forecast.Compare that to 104,700 jobs in 2014 and 15,200 last year.The organization’s regional economist, Patrick Jankowski, who prepared the forecast, said most new jobs will come in the healthcare sector.“As healthcare becomes more important just in society and the economy, we’ll continue to see growth in healthcare,” he said. “We’ll see 9,800 jobs added at least in healthcare next year.”Other sectors that he expects to add many jobs include accommodation and food services, government and retail.Only three sectors are forecast to lose jobs – one of them is energy.Jankowski said the industry needs oil to reach $60 a barrel to do well, and he doesn’t see that coming in 2017.“If the oil and gas industry is still losing money, they’re not going to be hiring,” he said. “They’re going to need to do something to try to continue to cut costs, so still restructuring. They’re not going to hire when they’re losing money. We’ll probably see about a 3,500 job loss next year in energy.”The biggest job loss – 16,000 – will occur in construction, according to the forecast, because activity in that sector is expected to go down significantly next year. Sharelast_img read more

Local Author Shares His Story of Mass Incarceration at UDC

first_imgThe University of the District of Columbia College of Arts and Sciences will host Washington-based author and community organizer, Tony Lewis Jr. on Sept. 30. Lewis will present his latest literary work that details  his life and struggles as the son of one of the biggest kingpins in the history of the city. Join Lewis at the UDC Theater of the Arts at 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW. as he presents his latest offering,  “Slugg: A Boy’s Life in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” which he calls a “blueprint for survival” for those feeling the effects of living in a drug-ridden city. The event will start at 7 p.m., with a pre-presentation reception starting at 6 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public, however the reception is $50. Both segments require registration. For more information and to register, visit: or contact Kemmell Watson at: or 202- 274-5807.last_img read more

Do not vote for fascist BJP

first_imgDebra/Hura/Kotshila: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged the people not to vote for the ‘fascist’ BJP government that divides people, incites one against the other and believes that elections can be won by buying voters.Reacting sharply against the BJP that fared well in some Gram Panchayats and Panchayat Samities in three blocks in Purulia, she said: “He is coming to Bengal only to divide people. They are inciting the Mahatos against the Kurmis, people from Scheduled Caste against the Scheduled Tribes and the Hindus against the Muslims. He is trying to consolidate his position by engineering riots and dividing communities. He did not come to Purulia when there were floods or drought and now he is coming to seek votes.” Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAddressing a poll meeting at Hura on Wednesday afternoon, she said: “Do not cast your vote in favour of the BJP because it divides people and uses money to buy votes.” She said leaders of some communities had gone to Delhi to take money from the BJP. “I plan to develop the area and want that the leaders should work for the development of their communities. But some leaders are taking money from the BJP,” she said. Banerjee also alleged that as a political party, the BJP has developed hatred and jealousy for Bengal. “They did not clear our proposal to change the name of the state from West Bengal to Bangla. They have stopped the funds meant for the Left Wing Extremism districts,” she said. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateBanerjee further added that the BJP was trying to control the life of every individual. “They want to control our food habits and tell us which God we should worship. This is wrong. Who are they to intervene in our personal life,” she questioned. The Chief Minister further stated that the BJP is forcing newspaper editors to publish their stories. “You will see only Modi’s face on the TV as if nothing is happening in our country.last_img read more

Should You Be Worried About Apple Having Your Fingerprints

first_img Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. What will Apple do with your fingerprints?It is a uniquely modern question prompted by the dovetailing of Apple’s new technology, which uses a fingerprint-based Touch ID to unlock the latest iPhone, and the heightened focus on government intrusion and surveillance of emails and communications, as demonstrated by the National Security Agency scandal.Apple’s iPhones can read fingerprints. Presumably, somewhere, somehow, that information is stored – perhaps just on the phone itself. Apple itself is saying the right things, pointing out that individual fingerprint data is encrypted and kept “inside a secure enclave.”But there are a few reasons to worry. To wit:1. Does anyone trust encryption anymore?Time was, saying something was encrypted gave an added dose of safety. But the joint report by ProPublica, The Guardian and The New York Times suggested the NSA found a way around that issue. “For the past decade, N.S.A. has led an aggressive, multipronged effort to break widely used Internet encryption technologies,” said a 2010 memo describing a briefing about the NSA for the United Kingdom’s Government Communications Headquarters “Cryptanalytic capabilities are now coming online. Vast amounts of encrypted Internet data which have up till now been discarded are now exploitable.”So, saying something is encrypted now doesn’t mean it’s not accessible, just a little harder to unlock. And still, in the government’s own words, “exploitable.”Related: Cybersecurity Basics: Surf the Web Safely With These Browsers2. Will the iCloud be next?Apple is saying that fingerprint data won’t be accessible to the iCloud, but we aren’t too far away from the technology being more widespread. A fingerprint, after all, replaces a password. While fingerprints could be locally stored on a phone, it doesn’t take a big intellectual leap to see that biometric data captured in a larger, more global database.Such a database is vulnerable. Apple itself is one of the companies that was a feeder for the government’s PRISM program. That program mined chats, emails, photos and documents. Now, presumably, there will be a biometric database to tap.3. Fingerprints aren’t as unique as you think.You might think it doesn’t matter that someone has your fingerprints. After all, if you travel, you’re used to giving a print, banking uses the technology and many kids still get fingerprinted for safety. What’s the problem, you might argue, if your prints could be matched to a government database. It’s not like you’re committing a crime.Truth is, science has yet to prove that fingerprints are unique. In fact, even fingerprint matches in criminology are less about exactness than about a pattern of similarities. In the case of the new iPhone, that could mean someone with similar prints might be able to open your phone. Down the line, though, it could mean that your prints turn up wrongly in an investigation. That could happen now, given the government’s own database of fingerprints. But the chances rise the more print information is stored and available.Related: How to Avoid Getting Hacked (Infographic)4. There is already too much information about you out there.Databases are filled with information that is less quantitative and more qualitative. Apple has your fingerprints, but Facebook has your face, and its database of facial recognition data that presumably can be used to match you to, say, a video camera somewhere.Perhaps fingerprints won’t go the way of all the other data about you. Perhaps there is nothing to worry about, and folks can focus on other technologies, like the 64-bit speed, new case and different colors of the new iPhone.But the world has changed. Time was, you needed to protect your credit card and Social Security numbers. Now your fingerprints are at someone else’s fingertips. That’s reason to pause.Related: Web Startup Sniffs Out E-Commerce Fraud Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img September 10, 2013 4 min readlast_img read more