Goed Fortuin brawl lands several in court

first_imgA violent brawl at Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara in March has landed several persons an appearance before Wales Magistrate Rochelle Liverpool in June, when the matter continues in the Wales Magistrate’s Court.Before the magistrate last month, the four involved parties in this dispute: Akeem Henry, Linda Davidson, Teresa Bacchus and Akeem Caesar, all denied the accusations levelled against them.Police contend that an unemployed Davidson assaulted 17-year-old Bacchus at Goed Fortuin on March 1, 2018. Bacchus, who works in Quality Control, was meanwhile countercharged for assaulting Davidson, causing her actual bodily harm on the day in question.Davidson was placed on $15,000 bail, while the teenager was placed on $30,000 bail.The Police further contend that as the showdown continued, 23-year-old Akeem Henry of Goed Fortuin assaulted Linda Davidson, causing her actual bodily harm.In another matter, the prosecution brought a separate charge against Henry, accusing him of assaulting Alex Singh, causing him actual bodily harm, on February 9, 2018 at Goed Fortuin.For the two assault matters he faces, Henry was released on $20,000 bail for each of the matters.Construction worker Akeem Caesar, 18, of Goed Fortuin Housing Scheme, was also accused of assaulting Singh on February 9, 2018 at Goed Fortuin. He was released on $20,000 bail. All matters have been adjourned to June 7, 2018 for report and fixture.last_img read more

Chetwynd plane crash pilot was celebrating his 61st birthday

first_imgFor more on this story, Click Here to read our earlier reports We now have more on the identity of 61-year-old pilot from Kelowna, who was killed in the small airplane crash about ten kilometers from Chetwynd on Friday.Swiss-born, Peter Cattoni was a former co-owner and manager of New Brunswick Downs, a five-eights of a mile harness racing track in Dieppe that operated from 1989 until is closed its doors in 1991.According to those who knew him, he was also a huge outdoorsman who moved from New Brunswick to BC, with his wife and son about ten years ago.- Advertisement -At the time of the crash, he was reportedly on the return trip, following a visit with his son in Yellowknife, where they celebrated Peter’s 61st birthday.His passenger, a 56-year-old Kelowna man, and co-owner of the plane, managed to get out of the wreckage and called for help, after a propeller problem forced an attempted landing on a grassy slope.As reported earlier, the survivor suffered non- life-threatening injuries.Advertisementlast_img read more

15 retro football pictures from British football in the 70s

first_img 15 West Ham players Jimmy Greaves, Peter Grotier, Bobby Moore, Clyde Best and Harry Redknapp Malcolm Allison was one of the most charismatic people in football 15 These QPR players including Stan Bowles, Gerry Francis and Frank McLintock were unlucky not to win the 1976 First Division with Liverpool pipping them 15 A referee speaking to Bremner is something fans of this era will remember well 15 Arsenal won the league at White Hart Lane in 1971 and fans were on the pitch to celebrate Former Arsenal defender Terry Neill was the Tottenham manager between 1974 and 1976 before leaving to take over at Highbury Big Jack Charlton reading with the kids 15 15 Vidal Sassoon cuts Chelsea striker Peter Osgood’s hair 15 15center_img George Graham and Bill Shankly just before Arsenal are due to play Liverpool in the 1971 FA Cup final 15 George Best being George Best – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more retro football pictures from the 70s Alan Ball (right) with Bert Mee after signing for Arsenal in 1971 15 15 15 Chelsea defender Ron ‘chopper’ Harris cuts down his grass Merry Christmas, everyone.If you have a few minutes to kill before going to see the rest of the family, have a look at some of these classic footy pictures from Britain in the 1970s. Alan Hudson doesn’t know what tie to wear 15 15 15 Leeds manager Don Revie presents Jack Charlton with the Player of the Month award just as he was about to have a bath with team-mates Allan Clarke, Billy Bremner, Mick Bates and Gary Sprake last_img read more

No rain relief in sight

first_imgLa Ni as typically peak in winter and last between 12 and 18 months, Bell said, though because this one is still strengthening, meteorologists do not know how long it will endure. Some climate models have suggested it will remain a moderate event, others that it will become even stronger. Either way, the news does not bode well for firefighters. In the Angeles National Forest, the fire danger rating “remains at extreme, which is level five (of six), indicating there is a likelihood of catastrophic fires,” said Stanton Florea, the forest’s fire information officer. “There’s going to be extreme fire danger until we get significant rainfall.” In fact, Florea said, at a meeting of officials from Southern California national forests, “everybody agreed that the fuel moisture level is consistent with critical level six,” but the danger rating was lowered because of improved weather conditions and fire crew availability. The Angeles National Forest reopened at midnight today, two weeks after tinder-dry vegetation and gusting Santa Ana winds forced a temporary emergency closure. There could be some cause for optimism, though, for those who believe in mythology. Legend holds that oak trees become laden with acorns before a winter of heavy rain, Patzert said. “I’ve had a huge fall of acorns, it was like being in a hail storm some evenings, so many acorns,” he said. “If you have to put some money on it, go with the science,” Patzert said, “but I’ve kind of got my fingers crossed the acorns are right.” elise.kleeman@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE – No relief is in sight for bone-dry Southern California. For months, the trade winds have been blowing east across the Pacific, churning the ocean and bringing cold, deep water to the surface – the hallmark of a La Nina event. With La Nina will likely come another mild winter, meteorologists say, without the rainfall needed to refill depleted reservoirs and dampen fire-prone wilderness areas. “Because most of our rainfall occurs in December, January and February, this is definitely going to impact us,” said Bill Patzert, a JPL meteorologist. “It’s not a good forecast.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre In Pasadena, Patzert said, four out of every five La Nina events bring unusually low rainfall totals. The dry conditions are expected to stretch across the entire southern United States. “There is an extreme drought in the southwest, but we have an exceptional drought in the southeast, so this is definitely not good news for them,” Patzert said. La Ni as, the near opposite of El Nino events, occur every three to six years, said Gerry Bell, a climate forecaster for the National Weather Service. “La Ni a keeps the jet stream further north, up toward Oregon, Washington and Canada,” Bell said. “The jet stream dips southward much less, and so therefore you don’t get as many storms” over Southern California. The Pacific Northwest, by contrast, will likely have a wetter-than-normal winter. last_img read more

Nine arrested in scheme for Katrina relief

first_imgBAKERSFIELD – Nine people allegedly involved in an scheme to steal American Red Cross funds meant for Hurricane Katrina relief were arrested shortly after federal authorities announced a second round of indictments in the case. Seven people were arrested in Bakersfield late Thursday and Friday, and two surrendered to authorities, according to FBI spokeswoman Karen Ernst. McGregor W. Scott announced Thursday the indictments of 15 people, accused of submitting or collecting on fake claims through a Katrina relief call center in Bakersfield. Some of the suspects were employees at the call center, and the rest knew an employee at the center. A total of 30 people have been indicted on wire fraud charges in the alleged scheme. Of those, 10 remain at large, Ernst said. 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Weeklast_img read more

Women’s Basketball Races Past Sacred Heart, 95-59, In WNIT First Round

first_imgStory Links Box Score (PDF) Full Schedule Roster Photo Gallery Second Photo Gallery at UNI 3/19/2016 – 7:00 PM Previewcenter_img Listen Live Next Game: Box Score (HTML) Live Stats ESPN Des Moines DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team opened the game on a 12-0 scoring run to race past Sacred Heart University, 95-59, in the first round of the WNIT on Thursday night at the Knapp Center. Drake (23-9) sophomore Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) nailed a long three-pointer just fifty seconds with an assist from junior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.). Wendell then followed with a layup off an assist from junior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa), who nabbed the first of 10 team steals and hit Wendell with a perfect pass. Wendell then made another three-pointer off another assist from Ingle, who finished with a game-high 12, and Dean and Wendell each had baskets in the initial scoring run before Sacred Heart scored its first points 4:30 into the game. Wendell was the leading scorer for Drake with 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting while freshman Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) scored 15 points and Dean had 14 points. Senior Emma Donahue (Naperville, Ill.) and freshman Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) were the other Bulldogs to reach double-figure points with 12 and 11 points, respectively. Sacred Heart (20-13) from Fairfield, Conn., and members of of the American East Conference was led by Adaysha Williams’ 15 points while Cleo Polyzou had 11 points and Hannah Kimmel scored 10 points. Drake never trailed in its first WNIT win since 2008 when the Bulldogs beat Green Bay in the first round. On Thursday night, all nine Bulldogs scored at least three points and handed out at least one assist. Drake made 36-of-63 shots from the floor, including making 12-of-28 from behind the three-point line, while dishing out 29 assists. Drake led by as many 38 points late in the game in the first-ever meeting between the two teams. The Bulldogs forced 21 turnovers by the Pioneers and scored 35 points off the miscues. Drake’s bench scored 38 points. The opening round win sets up a rematch in the second round with in-state rival and fellow MVC member, UNI, on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The game will broadcast on 1350-AM ESPN and check back later to www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com for possible online stream details. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

A’s Billy Beane, Bob Melvin discuss options after Matt Olson’s injury

first_imgOAKLAND — Manager Bob Melvin didn’t try to sugarcoat how difficult it will be for the A’s to absorb the loss of Gold Glove first baseman Matt Olson for at least the first few weeks of the regular season.Olson underwent surgery Friday that involved a right hamate excision in his right hand and is expected to be out for more than a month. The A’s play the Giants at the Coliseum on Sunday and are at Oracle Park on Monday and Tuesday to finish the Bay Bridge Series. The home opener is Thursday …last_img

Teaching with tablets piloted in E Cape

first_img23 July 2013South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is providing multimedia tablets and training to 160 teachers at 11 schools in the Eastern Cape as part of a project that aims to develop a mobile teaching model that can be applied countrywide.The CSIR’s Meraka Institute said on Friday that it had completed a one-year pilot phase in which 17 teachers at Arthur Mfebe Senior Secondary School in Cofimvaba were trained in using digital content on tablets to support traditional teaching and learning.A comprehensive mobile learning curriculum had been developed for this purpose, the CSIR said, and learnings from the pilot phase were being applied in the first phase of the project, which would see tablets rolled out to 11 additional schools over the next two years.The rollout began on Friday, and would be followed by a second phase, starting in 2014, in which tablets would be rolled out to a further 14 schools.The Meraka Institute’s Merryl Ford believes that the innovative use of mobile technology has the power to transform education.“These devices will help to change the landscape of education in rural areas, allowing teachers and students greater access to knowledge and education resources,” Ford said in a statement on Friday.She added that the project was “turning old models and approaches upside down by starting with the most disadvantaged schools in the country … If what we’re doing works in rural schools, it will work anywhere.”The project employs a “learn to earn” model, in which teachers get the opportunity to earn their tablets by attending training courses once a month in the afternoons, and by using them in their classrooms to support teaching and learning processes. This is further supported by a system in which teachers are rewarded with “digital badges” to encourage their progress.Once the teachers at each school show that they are ready, the rollout will be extended to learners as well. At Arthur Mfebe Senior Secondary, the second phase began on 18 July with each matric student receiving their own tablet to support their studies.“We want to develop a sustainable, replicable model that can be implemented across the country,” Ford said, adding: “The project is a partnership between ourselves, government, teachers and learners where everyone has a responsibility to make it work.“We are doing this with the schools, not for them, and we hope that by helping them become agents in their own success, the project will be successful far beyond our involvement.”The project, dubbed ICT4RED, is a sub-projects of the over-arching Technology for Rural Education Development (TECH4RED) project, a collaborative effort between the national departments of Science and Technology, Basic Education and Rural Development and Land Reform, and the Eastern Cape Department of Education.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more