Minibus driver, conductor charged for assaulting cop

first_imgAfter a video surfaced of a Route 45 minibus driver and his conductor assaulting a Police Officer and went viral on a social media website, the duo was on Monday charged.Bus driver Carlos Bacchus, 29, of Lot 26 Victoria Village, East Coast Demerara (ECD), and his 26-year-old conductor, Troy Peters, both denied three charges with which they were slapped – assault, obstructing traffic and resisting arrest.It is alleged that on February 13, 2019 at the intersection of South Road and King Street, Georgetown, they resisted arrest by Police Constable Joel Samuel, who was at the time acting in the execution of his duties.The prosecution is contending that on February 13, 2019, the Virtual Complainant, who was fully dressed in his uniform, was executing duties in the area when he observed a minibus bearing registration numbers PTT 9295 soliciting passengers on the southern side of the street. This vehicle was allegedly obstructing traffic.As such, the officer went over to the accused and told them of the offence. The duo later became annoyed and began behaving disorderly when they were warned for a second time by the peace officer.According to the prosecution’s case, the already enraged men began assaulting the traffic cop, who attempted to arrest them both.Defence Attorney Everton Singh-Lammy, in a bail application, informed the court that there was a fight between the officer and his clients. Further, the court was also told that the Police Officer was known to his clients since they were in a love affair with the same girl.Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris objected to bail, stating that a strong message must be sent to other bus operators who assault Police Officers as they execute their duties.The defendants were released on $20,000 bail for each offence by Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus. The case will continue on March 11, 2019.last_img read more

Update – Police search for missing P.G. girl

first_imgMetz is described as approximately 5’7”, 120 Lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes.Anyone with information on the whereabouts of either Carly Holdis or David Metz is asked to call the Prince George RCMP detachment, at 250-561-3321. By staff Photo:  The photos above are from 2005 and 2006 of Carly May Holdis and David Metz – Submitted The Prince George RCMP are requesting the public’s help in their search for a missing 14 year-old girl.Carly May Holdis was last seen on Saturday, May 15th, with 23 year-old David Metz. Police say Holdis told her friends she was planning leaving Prince George with Metz, possibly to head to Edmonton, but she has not been seen or heard from since.Holdis is described as 5’5”, 150 Lbs, with brown hair, brown eyes, and a ‘Z’ shaped scar on her left forearm. She may also walk with a limp.Advertisement – Advertisement -**Update – Carly has been found safe in Edmonton.  The RCMP would like to thank everyone for their help.last_img read more

P. Ferris nips Shaw for Sunday cycling victory

first_img– Advertisement –submitted storyPat Ferris edged out Kevin Shaw to win the Sunday afternoon 35 km road race on the Montney circuit. They both had a time of 1:01:20 hours. Close behind was Bob Andrews at 1:01:37 and Les Elliott 1:01:47. Richard Wood was 5th at 1:05:27, August Battiston 1:05:47, Rob Churchill 1:07:44, and Jake Elliott 1:13:20.Coming up next is the Thursday night Baldonnel time trial at 7 pm and a Challenge Cup Mountain bike Race, Sunday, in Grande Prairie at 2 pm on the Nordic Trails. Picture – Pat Ferris jockeying for position during his victory on Sunday. Submitted photo.last_img read more

Kids relate to families as immigrants

first_imgCANYON COUNTRY – Eighth-graders at Sierra Vista Junior High got a chance Tuesday to travel back in time, but for many the biggest lesson taken from the day was about the here and now. Dressed in elaborate costumes and speaking French, German and Greek, teachers and parents created a glimpse of Ellis Island in New York with a chalk-drawn boat, a bookshelf converted into a medical center and a computer lab transformed into a wedding chapel. About 15 million people were admitted to the United States through Ellis Island from 1892 to 1954. Lorraine Fulleman, the second teacher to take over the project in the last 15 years, said the exercise was originated to put life into the eighth-grade history curriculum. And now she said it helps her bring headlines to life. “One kid asked me not to call him a `stupid immigrant,”‘ Fulleman said. “But I had to tell him this is how people were treated then, and I think it helps them understand what is going on today.” Fulleman said the biggest lesson students gain is in empathy. “We study history to avoid the errors and repeat the good stuff,” she said. Fulleman said she believes today’s immigration debates have taken a step back into history. “People are not learning from the past.” History teacher Julie Velazquez said her students realize that most of their families were also immigrants. “They learn that we are a country created from a melting pot of cultures, and they realize that immigration is not a race issue,” Velazquez said. Students are asked to pick countries of origin and design passports for themselves to simulate entry into the country. Velazquez said many students pretend to be their own great-grandparents and great-great grandparents. Many students gain appreciation for the struggles their families went through generations ago, and for others the family experience is more recent. Dressed in navy slacks and an oversize white dress shirt, Harjot Purewal said the simulation made him appreciate his parents. His father immigrated from India a few years before he was born, Purewal said. His mother had to wait four years before she could join her husband. “I can’t believe my parents went through some of this to get here,” Purewal said. And 14-year-old Kenneth Stone was brief and to the point with his remark on the experience. “This is hard, man,” Stone said. (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast – the best bits: Thursday, December 11

first_imgListen back to the highlights of Thursday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. Ian Danter, in for Alan Brazil, and Micky Quinn were joined on today’s show by Ronald de Boer, Tony Cascarino and Andy Gray.last_img

Dow tumbles nearly 200 on inflation worry

first_imgOverseas stock markets saw persistent weakness from recent worries about slowing global demand. Japan’s Nikkei stock average slumped 0.77 percent; Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.04 percent, Germany’s DAX index plunged 1.16 percent and France’s CAC-40 was lower by 0.88 percent. In economic news, the Institute for Supply Management said its services index for May dropped 2.9 points to 60.1, nearly in line with estimates for a reading of 60. However, the prices paid component surged 7 points to 77.5, stirring fears about inflation. Although economists had predicted a dip in the ISM index, the slower growth added to concerns about whether the economy was slowing too quickly. On Friday, a sharply larger-than-forecast slide in monthly job growth deepened those fears. But even as the economy shows signs of tapering, persistently high oil and gasoline prices are expected to put more strain on consumers as lending rates rise and home values stabilize.160Want 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Stocks were already under pressure from a jump in oil prices fueled by Iran’s threat to cut oil exports if Western nations punish or attack the country over its nuclear arms program, unnerving a market already concerned that severe hurricanes could devastate Gulf Coast refineries again this summer. At the close, the Dow plunged 199.15, or 1.77 percent, to 11,048.72. The Dow is 5.1 percent below a six-year high of 11,642.98, reached May 10. Broader stock indicators also slumped. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dropped 22.93, or 1.78 percent, to 1,265.29; the Nasdaq composite index fell 49.79, or 2.24 percent, to 2,169.62, falling into negative territory for 2006. Bonds slipped after Bernanke’s speech increased the likelihood that the Fed will boost interest rates again at its June 28-29 meeting. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 5.02 percent from 4.99 percent on Friday. Elsewhere, the U.S. dollar recovered slightly against the Japanese yen and was flat versus European currencies. Gold prices returned to about $650 an ounce. NEW YORK – Inflation fears sent stocks plunging Monday as jitters over high oil prices exacerbated signals that the Federal Reserve will keep lifting interest rates to contain price increases. The Dow Jones industrial average sank nearly 200 points. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told an international monetary conference that while rising energy costs have helped slow the pace of economic growth, core inflation – excluding energy and food – was near the central bank’s tolerance level and could warrant further rate tightening. The news stunned investors who had grown hopeful that the Fed was almost done raising rates after recent data showed signs that the economy was beginning to cool off. But with Bernanke reiterating that inflation still posed a problem, traders worried about higher interest rates in a slowing economy limiting the potential for stocks to make long-term gains. “In reality, nothing’s really changed,” Steve Neimeth, senior vice president and portfolio manager at AIG SunAmerica, said of the prospect for more rate hikes. “But now, Bernanke has finally said the consumer is weak and that inflation is at the high end of the Fed’s range. The market’s basically nervous that they’ve gotten a clear signal from him.” last_img read more

Ruben Loftus-Cheek joins Crystal Palace on season-long loan from Chelsea

first_imgCrystal Palace have announced the signing of Ruben Loftus-Cheek on a season-long loan from Chelsea.The 21-year-old is the first new arrival at Selhurst Park since Frank de Boer’s appointment as manager last month.“I had the option of coming to Palace and I thought that it would be great for me,” Loftus-Cheek told Palace’s official site.“I live not too far away, I was born in Lewisham and Palace is a good club so I thought it’s a good chance to play here and be a part of the team.”The 21-year-old came through the Chelsea Academy and made his senior first-team debut in the Champions League tie against Sporting Lisbon during December 2014.Loftus-Cheek was played in a more advanced role under Antonio Conte last season, when he made 11 appearances for the Premier League champions as well as in the EFL Cup and FA Cup.However, a back injury saw his campaign come to an early end and Loftus-Cheek also missed out on the European Under-21 Championship finals with England.The midfielder is confident he can help Palace look to climb the Premier League table next season, the south London club having battled to stay up under Sam Allardyce, who decided to leave earlier in the summer.“The manager (De Boer) is looking forward to working with me, as I am with him. He wants to get to know me and the way I play, so hopefully we can have a good season together,” said Loftus-Cheek, whose half-brother Leon Cort had a spell with the Eagles and was Player of the Year in 2007.“I always remember Palace as a very strong team, they give everything (and) I would like to be a part of that this season.“I have played a number of positions over the past couple of years, but recently have been playing in a (number) 10 and front three.“But for me, it is wherever (I play), so long as I am playing, I am happy.”Loftus-Cheek intends to make the most of his opportunities at Selhurst Park.“I just hope to play a lot more games and give everything I have got,” he added. “Hopefully we can do well in the league and the cup competitions, so right now there are high hopes.” Ruben Loftus-Cheek will spend the season away from Chelsea 1last_img read more

Arsenal interested in signing LaLiga starlet with £22m release clause

first_img Firpo helped Betis finish sixth in LaLiga, securing a spot in next season’s Europa League Arsenal are interested in triggering the £22million release clause in Junior Firpo’s Real Betis cotnract, according to reports.Firpo, the Dominican Republic full-back, progressed through Betis’ youth system before making his debut for their first-team in February of this year. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LIVING THE DREAM TOP WORK Arsenal have already completed two signings this summer, bringing in Stephan Lichtsteiner, the full-back, from Juventus, and goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 He went on to play 14 straight LaLiga matches after being introduced into the starting line-up, though he missed the final two games of the season due to a ligament injury.Primarily a left-back, Firpo also featured in the centre of defence and on the left of midfield last term, and his performances for Betis – who qualified for the Europa League by finishing sixth in LaLiga – have reportedly caught the eye of clubs from across Europe. 2 According to InformBetis, Arsenal have shown an interest in signing Firpo, 21, this summer.The Gunners, who are enjoying their first summer under new manager Unai Emery, are said to be considering triggering the release clause in Firpo’s Betis contract, which is set at around £22m (€25m). REVEALED moving on Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Firpo made his debut in February and went on to play 14 LaLiga matches in total targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father IN DEMAND LATEST three-way race The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star RANKED targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Latest transfer news Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? last_img read more


first_imgA priest has described the Donegal teenager who died at the weekend after an accident in Derry as “someone who evidently loved life and was himself greatly loved” and revealed his organs had been donated to help others.Father Michael McCaughey told mourners at the funeral Mass for Caolan Page, 19, that he was the pride and joy of his mother.Said Fr McCaughey: “For Caroline, Caolan was her pride and joy, the centre part of family life for Martin and Caroline and the entire family circle. Caolan was courteous and kind, even from primary school days caring for others. “He was someone with determination to do well, wanting to do better, whose creative side was so reflected in his art. Evidently he loved people and had an affectionate and gentle approach. For many of his friends he was like a big brother, and was respected by his college friends and others.”Fr McCaughey spoke of how Caolan had some time ago signed up to become an organ donor, stating: “He has enriched the wellbeing of another person’s life”.He added: “So many hopes and dreams were shattered in the early hours of last Saturday morning.“His death has come so suddenly and the pain and heartbreak are so intense. “There are many questions and people are lost for words.So many ask why can we not wake from this nightmare? All we can offer today, in a spirit of faith and love, is a sense of shared loss, a word of comfort, and the assurance of love. It is so important to weep and to grieve and we do so in the spirit of hope as we cherish so many memories.”Fr McCaughey asked mourners not to ponder on what Caolan could have achieved, but on what he had achieved in his 19 years.There were heartbreaking scenes at the funeral of the A-level student who died after sustaining head injuries on a night out in the city last Saturday.The young man, who lived in Co Donegal but who went to school at St Columb’s College in Derry, was laid to rest after the funeral Mass in Thornhill.Caolan’s mother Caroline and stepfather Martin led the funeral procession from the family home in Killea to the Church of the Assumption in Thornhill. The talented young artist’s classmates from St Columb’s College filed along the church entrance as his coffin, surrounded by white floral tributes with the messages ‘Our Caolan’ and ‘Legend’, was carried from the hearse.Hundreds packed into pews and aisles for the service, while hundreds more gathered outside.The choir from the all-boys grammar school sang hymns.CAOLAN ‘WAS PRIDE AND JOY’ OF HIS MUM, PRIEST TELLS MOURNERS was last modified: October 22nd, 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:Caolan PageKillealast_img read more


first_imgSWDCPL has organised the following courses for the Unemployed.Safe Pass:Course Date – Saturday 23rd August 2014 in the Niall Mór Centre, Killybegs Manual Handling and Abrasive Wheels TrainingManual Handling 1/2 day afternoonAbrasive Wheels Training – 1/2 day afternoonDate: Saturday 30th August 2014 Please contact Niall Mór Centre if your interested on: 07497 41863 or Dept Social Protection on 07497 40068 or email: southwestdonegalcdp1@gmail.comTo avail of this free course all participants must be in receipt of social welfare payment.Lynda Gregg Yoga Thursday 14th and Friday 15th August 2014 at the Centre if your interested in these classes call 07497 41863Cooking Classes – BBQ, Salads, Marinating, HygieneTuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th August 2014 Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th August 201411.00am – 1.00pm at the Niall Mór Centre €30.00 for 4 Classes.To book your place call 07497 41863Art Classes for beginners and improvers starting August 2014 if your interested call Laura on 07497 41863 or email DD LOCAL: SAFE PASS COURSE FOR UNEMPLOYED NEXT MONTH AT NIALL MÓR CENTRE, KILLYBEGS was last modified: July 28th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more