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

Pit stops helped us have a strong finish

first_imgJeff (Burton) ran up front all day and finished fourth. Really, we had three top-five cars yesterday. That’s a huge testament to all the hard work that everyone on this race team has put in over the last two years to get us to where we are today. I’m really excited about the direction of our entire organization. I know it’s early, but I honestly believe our team has the resources and the abilities to win a championship this year. Kevin and Jeff are both veteran race car drivers and know what it takes to win a title. The Jack Daniel’s team has a year under our belts and I know we’re going to make some noise. It’s up to us and it’s there for the taking. See you in September. Clint Bowyer, who drives the No. 07 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, wrote a daily diary during NASCAR Weekend at California Speedway. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Jack Daniel’s Chevrolet ran really well all day long and my guys did a great job in the pits. I can’t say enough about those guys. They kept us in at all day long. Our pit stops were awesome. I think two of our stops were under 13 seconds. That’s pretty sporty for a four-tire pit stop. Like I explained yesterday, my crew chief Gil Martin had a good plan for the Auto Club 500 and it showed. We started out a little bit on the loose side and the car didn’t settle down until the middle of the corner but once the nose took a set, we were fast. It took a little while for the tires to come in but once they did, we were in good shape. There were a bunch of cautions early and that made me a little nervous because it kind of got everyone’s pit stops out of sequence with one another, but it all came out in the wash at the end of the day. We made our first stop on Lap 21 and had to give up third place. There were two cautions before that and a lot of other guys had already pitted, so we gave up a ton of track position but it was kind of a blessing in disguise. We came out of the pits in 28th and in 20 laps we made up 17 spots. We were passing two and three cars every lap and, believe me, when you can do that in a Nextel Cup race, it’s a pretty big confidence booster. After that, I knew we had a car capable of racing in the top five and that’s what we did for most of the day. I thought yesterday’s race would be a pretty good test for RCR’s intermediate program and it really showed. Kevin (Harvick) was going to catch Matt Kenseth until he cut down a left-front tire. If that last caution wouldn’t have come out, he would have been two-for-two to start the year. center_img We had a pretty good day. Honestly, the only thing I can complain about was that we didn’t finish a little better but I’ll take sixth and go to the house. NASCAR Photo Galleries: • Fans Auto Club 500: One | Two | Three Complete coverage: Motor Sports last_img read more

Wie likely learned a $53,126 lesson

first_imgIt’s not always easy being 16 and famous, no matter how easy everyone tries to make it for you. Michelle Wie was surrounded all week by a protective cocoon that included her parents, agents, caddie and Nike people for her eagerly awaited pro debut. All were in the California desert to make sure things went smoothly for the future star. None of them, though, could help her as she sat alone in the press tent Sunday night, fighting back tears and trying to explain what went wrong. She should have been $53,126 richer, her first tournament check in her purse. She should have been eager to wing her way back to Hawaii and tell her friends at school about how they pay you to play a game you love. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Instead, she looked as if she had just been called into the principal’s office for punishment. If her name was Jeong Jang, Marisa Baena or any of the other anonymous players in the Samsung World Championship, she would have escaped without anyone saying a word. But this was Michelle Wie, who might as well replace the swoosh on her shirt and hat with big targets. Her crime? You might stretch it and say she cheated, dropping her ball closer to the hole in Saturday’s third round so she could salvage a par after hitting it into a bush. Those more charitable would say she was simply a careless teenager who made a mistake. Another group — which includes Wie and her entourage — would argue she did nothing wrong at all. center_img “I don’t feel like I cheated,” Wie said. Don’t ask Michael Bamberger in which group he stands. He said he was simply trying to protect the integrity of the game when he walked up to a rules official late Sunday afternoon to say he had concerns about how Wie handled the drop from a day before. Bamberger is a writer for Sports Illustrated, a job that gives him up-close access to the play of field in golf. He and some other writers were following Wie around the course when she declared an unplayable lie in a Gold Lantana bush, then took a drop onto some nearby grass that to Bamberger seemed was closer to the hole — a no-no in golf. The problem wasn’t just that Bamberger made a case about it, though most journalists would argue that their job is to report the news, not make it. But he didn’t have his fit of conscience until late the next day, which was way too late for Wie to make any remedy. “I thought about it more and was just uncomfortable that I knew something,” Bamberger said. “Integrity is at the heart of the game. I don’t think she cheated. I think she was just hasty.” Being hasty, of course, is part of being a 16-year-old, which is part of the reason the LPGA Tour has a rule that you have to be 18 before you can become a full-time touring pro. Wie’s caddie even warned her before she took the drop that she had to be careful not to drop the ball any closer to the hole. But the moral arbiters of the game aren’t writers who think they see something, or fans who call in after seeing what they believe are wrongs committed on TV. They’re the players themselves, who are ultimately responsible for policing themselves in the one sport where players call penalties on themselves. That’s what happened in Las Vegas on Sunday when Kevin Stadler was disqualified after informing a rules official that he had an illegal club in his bag — a wedge with a damaged shaft. Stadler was tied for fifth place and looking at a big chunk of change, but like Wie, ended up going home empty-handed. Wie made a bad drop, but you could blame that on the fact that she’s 16 and probably studies fashion magazines more closely than rule books. You could also blame playing partner Grace Park, who should have been watching but was apparently too preoccupied with her own game at the time. So Wie learned a $53,126 lesson and something probably just as valuable — don’t always trust the press. In the long term, it’s a mere hiccup in a career that will likely earn her untold millions. Wie already had $10 million in the bank even before celebrating her Sweet 16th last Tuesday — thanks to lucrative sponsor deals with Nike and Sony. Still, it would have been nice to frame that first check and put it in the trophy case. It would have been nice to buy the girls she hangs out with at Punahou School in Honolulu lunch this week and tell them it came from her first winnings playing golf. Instead, she walked out of the press tent surrounded by her parents and the rest of her support group. She got in a golf cart with her mother and father, and likely had a good cry. It wasn’t the way the teenager with the dangling earrings dreamed the week would end. “I’m pretty sad, but, you know, I think I’m going to get over it,” Wie said. 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