first_imgTODAY’s eighth race at Caymanas Park, for the Dr Paul Wright Trophy, has been set aside for the Burger King-sponsored Jockeys vs Apprentice Duel over 1300 metres. The 14-horse field will see six of the island’s top jockeys pitted again eight leading apprentices. Champion jockey Shane Ellis will ride the highly fancied BIG AL, former champion Wesley Henry is aboard SURE STEP, Aaron Chatrie atop WHITE RUSSIAN, as well as Jevanne Erwin (BUCKALUCK), Paul Francis (PROFILE) and Ruja Lahoe (NINELIFECAT). The apprentice’s charge will be spearheaded by Bebeto Harvey aboard BIGMAN UNION, Dane Dawkins aboard the likely favourite MEMORY OF TS, Hakeen Pottinger on CUE THREE, Odean Edwards (OK DUDE), Javaniel Patterson (PIANO MAN). Jerome Innis (MOON WALK), Andre Powell (JASON’S GOLD) and champion apprentice Linton Steadman, who has the leg over CODED CITIZEN. No apprentice claim is allowed in a race where the winning team will be determined by points allocated to the first six past the post.last_img read more

first_imgSime Darby’s country manager, David ParkerNBC Gregory Coleman also calledMembers of the House of Representatives have summoned the management of Sime Darby to receive their “ultimatum” on tackling the entity’s unfair labor practice saga and the improvement of its corporate and social responsibility.On Tuesday, May 8, during its 26th day sitting, the House consistently summoned David Parker, the manager of Sime Darby, to appear on Thursday, May 10, in the House’s Chambers at 11:00 a.m.Gregory Coleman, Director General of the National Bureau of Concession (NBC), has also been summoned and will receive instruction from the House to effect their decision.Other members of the management of Sime Darby who are also to appear include Sequavan Guventen, Head of Sales/Marketing, Ali Kamal, Head of Operations and Duoda V. Meteger, Head of Human Resources.Attorney Ebenizar Z. Gibson of the Dean and Associates Law Offices is also expected to appear.According to the report, a copy of which is in the possession of this newspaper, the Special Committee made a 16-point recommendation, including installation of water and latrine facilities on campuses of schools at the plantation, camp sites and other places; replacement of the asbestos roofing sheets and the employment of Liberians into senior managerial positions.Other counts are the commiseration of salaries, equipment of laboratories, library and erection of annex; that all contractors who have worked or served the company for more than two years be employed and that no contractor should serve more than two years without being employed.The report also suggests that those seen in the video torturing a Liberian citizen must be identified and prosecuted; that Mr. Ali Kamar be replaced with a Liberian citizen.The decision followed a report from the House’s Special Committee to investigate the “tortured video,” which went viral on social media as well as reports of alleged bad labor practices.The chairman of the House’s Special Legislative Investigative Committee is Representative Tibelrosa S. Tarponweh and Representaive Rustonlyne Dennis, co-chairperson, while the members include Representatives Johnson Gwiakolo, Matthew Zayzay, Beyan Howard, Moima Briggs-Mensah, Edwin M. Snowe and Mambu Sonii.The recommendations of the Special Committee is based on a one-day on-site observation on Friday, April 27, at the Sime Darby Plantation.Today’s session is intended to mandate the House’s Plenary to compel the management of Sime Darby to uphold the Special Committee’s recommendations.It may be recalled that the management of Sime Darby appeared twice recently before members of that august body, to give account on a case involving torture allegations and of which the management was held in contempt because it had provided conflicting information. However, Sime Darby’s management later apologized.Mr. Parker formally apologized to the House for providing fake testimonies on the case, but said Sime Darby doesn’t condone mistreatment of any Liberian or human being.The apology from the management prompted the House to set up a Special Committee to probe the case.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgGLENDORA – In a split vote Tuesday night, the City Council refused to grant a time extension that would have allowed construction to begin on an assisted-living facility opposed by prospective neighbors. The three-member council majority argued that the developer did not face an “unavoidable delay,” which was required to qualify for an extension. The developer of the proposed 125-bed senior home can start from scratch and bring the project back to the City Council, or sue over the council’s decision, the city attorney said. Arizona-based Glendora Hospital Partners had “absolutely no comment” after the meeting. Residents left the meeting cheerfully, congratulating each other next to the lights surrounding City Hall, while the development team huddled together in the parking lot. “I’m very happy,” said Erica Landmann-Johnsey, who has helped lead neighbors against the project. “The council didn’t grant any favors to out-of-state developers. They represented the residents.” The residents have long argued that the project, destined for the corner of Gladstone Street and Bonnie Cove Avenue, wouldn’t fit in their neighborhood. The two-story building would overwhelm the mostly one-story houses, strain ambulance and fire services, hurt property values, and bring increased traffic in the form of visiting families, residents have argued. The development team’s Tom Gibson, president of Glendora-based Walton Construction, countered some of the arguments, particularly in regards to traffic. “This is an assisted-living facility,” he said. “They can’t get around on their own. They’re good neighbors.” (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2730 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

first_imgThe RCMP was dispatched at approximately 11:10 a.m. this morning to the accident north of Fort St. John on the Alaska Highway.“The collision involved two semi logging trucks,” writes Cpl. Jodi Shelkie. “One truck, slowing down to make a turn, was rear-ended by a second truck.”Unfortunately, the driver of the second truck was the victim of today’s collision.- Advertisement -Investigators believe that visibility and road conditions contributed to the accident.This section of the Alaska Highway is expected to remain closed in both directions until 7:00 p.m. tonight, however a detour has been put in place.Detours have been made available through Montney Highway 114, 287 Road and 256 Road.Advertisementlast_img

first_imgBrazil were dumped out of the World Cup after Germany embarrassed them 7-1 on their home turf.The semi-final thrashing, which saw the Europeans storm to an early 5-0 lead, shocked the watching world, including football’s biggest names.Radamel Falcao, Jurgen Klinsmann and Fabio Cannavaro are three men who were rubbing their eyes in disbelief, while Spurs’ Roberto Soldado poked fun at team-mate and proud Brazilian, Sandro.Scroll down to see a collection of tweets and photos from players past and present including those from the victors themselves. 1 Brazil 1-7 Germany – footballers react to World Cup humiliation last_img

first_img Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal 1 Manchester United target Arturo Vidal insists he will only make a decision on his future once he returns to Juventus from his holidays.Louis van Gaal is keen on recruiting Chile’s World Cup star as are Spanish giants Real Madrid, with a fee of £32million being mooted for the 27-year-old.Juventus have claimed the midfielder is not for sale, and Vidal has now refused to be drawn on whether he will leave the Serie A champions.“It’s difficult to speak of other teams when you are already at a top club,” he said, speaking to Chilean newspaper La Cuarta. “I have won the Serie A title three times and I respect my team-mates.“I have heard about the interest shown by Real Madrid and Manchester United in me but there is someone [Vidal’s agent] who deals with this.”Vidal joined Juve from Bayer Leverkusen in 2011 and, with three years left on his contract in Turin, he has not ruled out staying with Serie A giants for the long-term.“Have I completed a cycle [at Juve]? I don’t feel that way,” he added. “Perhaps I will remain at Juventus all my life.“Once I arrive to Italy I will speak to the coach and see what happens.“Now the only thing on my mind on is that I have seven or eight days of holiday left and I want to go away from Chile in order to have a good rest.”last_img read more

first_imgTORRANCE: Judge calls William Marshall “evil” and says he should be housed in a maximum security prison. By Denise Nix STAFF WRITER William Marshall sat in court Friday staring at a black leather Bible on the table in front of him with his hands chained to his waist. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.He never once looked up. Not when Robin Hoynes’ sisters described the hole he tore in their family by killing her 23 years ago. Not when the prosecutor reiterated how “heinous, horrible” the murder of the 21-year-old Whittier woman was at a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Torrance. And not when Torrance Superior Court Judge Mark Arnold told him he was “evil” and sent him to prison for the rest of his life without the possibility of parole. Marshall, 46, a former state Department of Forestry fire captain, did briefly glance at his family before he was led away by bailiffs. Neither Marshall, his attorney nor his family members spoke during the sentencing hearing. However, his attorney said he would appeal the conviction and sentence. A jury convicted Marshall on Oct. 5 of murder and the special circumstance of killing during an attempted robbery. On Friday, Robin’s sisters told how their lives changed with her death. They lamented the special occasions, rites of passage and everyday joys – like walks in the park and cups of coffee – they were robbed of sharing with her. Tricia Van Voorhis, who is three years younger than Robin, berated Marshall for his lack of guilt or remorse. “It is beyond my comprehension how you can do this in the first place. But how can you live with yourself after?” Van Voorhis said she hopes he spends “day after day and year after year” in his cell thinking about the pain he’s caused. Kim Hoynes, the oldest sister, recalled how her sister’s murder devastated her parents. Their father, who suffered from emphysema, committed suicide a decade later. Their mother, who now has many of her own health problems, grieved quietly. She read from a letter the family sent to District Attorney Steve Cooley in 2005 in which their mother, Ethel Hoynes, wrote: “A day never goes by that I do not miss my precious freckle-faced Robin and wish she were here.” Wendy Castaneda, the youngest sister, spoke of how she continues to grieve for her best friend. “The truth is you can never make restitution for your actions because you can never bring Robin back,” she said to Marshall. All the sisters remembered how Robin had dedicated much of her life to her church and religion. Castaneda also acknowledged Marshall’s faith as he brought a Bible to court every day. “If you truly believe and embrace the truth of the Bible ? then I have to believe that at least you’re sorry for what you did and would express that to my family.” Deputy District Attorney John Lewin noted that the anniversary of Hoynes’ death is only days away. She’s now been dead more years than she was alive, he said. “The life she lived, even in that short a time, impacted many people,” he said. Lewin said it was difficult to conceive how Marshall could selfishly plan and execute his crime against a woman he knew and who was nothing but nice to him. “It just didn’t matter. It didn’t matter to you,” Lewin said to Marshall. Marshall had worked with Robin at the restaurant until shortly before her Oct. 30, 1984, murder. The assistant manager was fired for a number of reasons, including suspicions he was stealing from the restaurant. Robin, who was alone doing paperwork after closing, let Marshall in. She was expecting him to turn in his uniform and pick up a briefcase he left behind. When she turned away from him, he stabbed her twice in the back. He tried to open a floor safe, but the combination had been changed. Before he left, he slit her throat. In the days following the crime, Marshall was seen casing a Fountain Valley Kentucky Fried Chicken where he also had worked. When he was first arrested on Nov. 10, 1984, he had two knives and gloves with him and was wearing camouflage pants and boots. The boots, which were kept by the Torrance Police Department when Marshall was released, later became a key piece of evidence in the case. A piece of foam found at the murder scene was linked to the boots. On Friday before the judge handed down the sentence, Arnold said he was “saddened” for the way Marshall “eviscerated” Robin’s close-knit and loving family and shortened a life that was bound for great things. He said the way Marshall stabbed Robin in the back was “cowardly” and he showed a “lack of humanity” by his willingness to try to commit the same crime days later. Arnold said he would recommend that Marshall be housed in a maximum security prison “in accordance with the seriousness of the crime and the level of evil he has exhibited.” Staff writer Laura Davis contributed to this article. 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

first_imgSaturday 23rd June, 9p.m. til LateDance with fully licensed bar and music from “The Rockitz”. Tickets are available from reception in the Resource Centre and are limited to 120 max.Don’t Delay, call in for your tickets today/phone 91 41773 Summer Programme – Cross Border Connections – Mon 18th – Fri 22nd June, Cost €15This programme is being run by Cross Border Connections who are based in the Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre. There is a maximum number of 40 spaces available and the programme is suitable for 12 – 18 years olds. Children must bring a packed lunch every day and dress according to the weather.Below is a timetable of activities for the week:Monday 18th June,10a.m – 3p.m Lifford Clonleigh R.C Mask MakingTuesday 19th June10a.m – 3p.m Lifford Clonleigh R.C Japanese DrummingLaser Tag Wed 20th June10a.m – 3p.m Lifford Clonleigh R.C T-shirt Printing (subject to change)Thurs 21st June10a.m – 3p.m Lifford Clonleigh R.C Games & Activities Fri 22nd June10a.m – 4.45p.m (approx.) Bus Departs Lifford Clonleigh R.C Brunswick Bowl & CinemaSt. Columb’s Park HousePlease call into reception for an application form.20 Year Celebrations, Saturday 23rd June 2012: Below is a list of events which are taking place in the Resource Centre as part of our 20 year celebration day.• Launch of ABC Little Buds Garden• Bouncy Castle/ Inflatable Activity Centre• BBQ• Tea/Coffee & Cake Stall• Commercial/Craft Stalls• Community Group Stalls• Peg Line/Rounder’s Challenge/Nail It Competition• Karate Demo/Pop A Balloon/Clothes Basket Rally• Doughnut Eating Comp/Cup Cake Challenge/Scouts Demo• Blind Penalty Shoot out• Children’s DiscoPio Mc Cann’s Highland Radio Show will broadcast live from the Centre from 12 – 2p.mLOCAL NEWS: LIFFORD/CLONLEIGH COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: June 13th, 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)last_img read more

first_imgPUNTA GORDA, Fla. – Having seen what Katrina and other storms have done in the past year or so, Floridians began buying water and canned goods Tuesday after watching Wilma strengthen into a hurricane. Although the storm was not expected to approach Florida until the weekend, residents began buying supplies early. Many said they take every storm seriously now, after witnessing the devastation from a succession of hurricanes that have ravaged the southern United States. “People have learned their lesson and know better how to prepare. We’re not waiting until the last minute anymore,” said Andrea Yerger, 48, of Port Charlotte. She was buying material to protect her house, which had to be gutted because of extensive damage from Hurricane Charley last year. Wilma became a Category 2 hurricane Tuesday with top sustained winds of 100 mph. Forecasters warned that it could become a Category 4 hurricane by Thursday with sustained winds of at least 131 mph, but it was expected to weaken somewhat before landfall. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We just don’t see why it should not become a major hurricane, if not a Category 4 hurricane” over the warm waters, said Max Mayfield, director of the National Hurricane Center in Miami. “That should get people’s attention.” Wilma was expected to strengthen on a path that could threaten coastal areas such as Punta Gorda in southwestern Florida that were hit by Charley, a Category 4 storm that was the first of six hurricanes to strike the state since August 2004. Computer models showed Wilma possibly making a sharp turn and bearing down on Florida over the weekend. “When this storm makes the turn, it’s going to start moving very quickly. So people need to get their supplies now. It’s a good time to beat the rush,” said hurricane specialist Stacy Stewart. Many Punta Gorda homes and businesses have been rebuilt in a construction boom, but some are still boarded up. More than 6,800 federal trailers and mobile homes remain scattered around the state as temporary housing from the six storms, with 934 in Charlotte County alone. Gov. Jeb Bush said Floridians must be thinking, “Why us? … It’s just something we’re going to have to live with and prepare for.” The state routinely replenishes emergency supplies of water, food and ice at staging points across Florida, so no additional action is needed, emergency management spokesman Mike Stone said. Florida supermarkets and home-repair chains stocked extra food, ice and other supplies ahead of an expected onslaught in stores. “I think since Katrina, everyone is more apprehensive about the situation as far as hurricanes go,” said Pat Schmidt, 74, a retiree from Port Charlotte who was buying jugs of water and canned goods at a supermarket. Wilma made history before hitting land. It is the 12th hurricane of the season, the same number reached in 1969, the highest since record-keeping began in 1851. It is also the 21st named storm, tying the record set in 1933. The six-month hurricane season ends Nov. 30. Wilma is the last on the 21-name list for storms this year. If any other storms form, letters from the Greek alphabet would be used for the first time, starting with Alpha. So far this year, the Atlantic has had as many hurricanes as in two normal seasons. There are 10 tropical storms and six hurricanes in the average season. “I hope people aren’t too worried. It’s not time to panic. It’s time to prepare,” said Sandra Mallory, 68, of Port Charlotte. 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

first_imgA popular local priest has revealed how he literally fell into becoming a member of the RNLI.Fr Liam Boyle is the latest member of the lifeboat service based on Arranmore Island.Fr Boyle, who is originally from Fanad, had never been at sea before until curiosity took him to inspect the Arranmore lifeboat at the local pier several months ago. “I literally went over to have a look at the boat. I almost fell down the steps of the pier and the lads showed me around the boat.“I joked about becoming a member and the lads said “why not?” I thought nothing more of it then but as the months passed I thought a little more about it and decided to undertake the training.“And now I am a full volunteer and ready to answer emergency calls,” revealed Fr Boyle.To date the curate has been out on four emergency calls as part of the dedicated 21 member lifeboat crew based in the island who are all kitted with emergency pagers. He has missed a number of calls due not to responding as quickly as other responders as is the case.Fr Boyle with fellow RNLI crew members on Arranmore.The last which Fr Boyle took part in was to a stricken yacht belonging to a Canadian couple which had gone aground off the coast of Donegal a few weeks back.Thankfully Fr Boyle and his fellow crew members, assisted by the Rescue 118 helicopter and the Killybegs lifeguard, managed to lead the couple to safety.“It a real rush of adrenalin to be woken by your emergency beeper at 4.15am and to take to rough seas and not to return home until 10am the following morning.“Thankfully it ended well and everyone returned home safely in the end,” he said. Fr Boyle said he had absolutely no seafaring experience before he became curious about becoming a member of the RNLI on the island.In fact, the only time he had been on water was on a paddling lake “in a tub” in the nearby lake in Dunlewey.He says that people understand that his duties are to his parishioners on the island first and foremost but he also recognises the responsibility he now has to the RNLI.On the boat he says his fellow lifeboat crew members do not give him any special treatment and he is not always referred to as Fr Boyle. “They sometimes call me different names than that but I can’t repeat those,” he laughed.Fr Boyle says due to his vocation he does not know where his future postings will take him but he is looking forward to the immediate future on the island among its 550 strong population and fulfilling his role as a member of the RNLI.Popular priest finds his ‘sea legs’ with challenging RNLI role was last modified: November 9th, 2016 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)last_img read more