Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw headed to 5th straight All-Star Game

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> Clayton Kershaw is going to the All-Star Game in Cincinnati despite a .500 record in the first half for the Los Angeles Dodgers.The current National League MVP and Cy Young Award winner wasn’t elected by his peers and he finished third in the fan vote, but that doesn’t bother him.Kershaw says he has no pride in how he gets into the game and no one will remember that he made it only because Washington’s Max Scherzer started for the Nationals on Sunday and decided not to be active for Tuesday’s game.The left-hander is 6-6 but has a 2.85 ERA. He is an All-Star for the fifth straight year. Kershaw says his family is looking forward to the trip, with his wife Ellen already selecting outfits for 5-month-old daughter Cali.Kershaw joins teammates Zack Greinke, Adrian Gonzalez, Yasmani Grandal and rookie Joc Pederson on the NL All-Star roster. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

‘Drunken’ Policeman granted bail for causing death of 10-year-old

first_imgA 26-year-old Police Constable Ravinand Bissessar, of Good Intent, West Bank Demerara (WBD), on Thursday appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Wales Magistrate’s Court to answer to two charges – causing death by dangerous driving and Driving Under the Influence (DUI).Police Constable Ravinand BissessarThe Policeman was not required to plead to the causing death by dangerous driving charge which stated that on May 15 at Sisters Village, WBD, while driving motor car PLL 222, he struck down 10-year-old Davin Sealey, who was riding a bicycle along the roadway, resulting in the child’s death.A breathalyser test conducted on Bissessar after the accident revealed that he had .66 micrograms of alcohol in his system, which is above the legal limit.On the DUI charge, the accused initially pleaded guilty when it was read to him. However, his Attorney, Mark Conway interjected and disputed the breathalyser test result presented and said that another test conducted at the hospital proved there was no alcohol in his client’s system.Magistrate Nurse subsequently entered a not guilty plea on Bissessar’s behalf.In his bail application, Attorney Conway said that his client was not a flight risk, was remorseful and had lived at the same location for the past 22 years.The prosecution had no objection to bail being granted on the condition that the defendant’s driver’s licence is suspended for the duration of the trial.The Policeman was placed on $600,000 bail for the causing death charge and self-bail for the DUI.Bissessar was also ordered to report to the Wales Police Station on a weekly basis while his licence was suspended.He will return to court on June 22, 2016.According to initial Police reports, on the day in question, Bissessar, who was stationed at the Wales Police Station, was attempting to negotiate a turn at Sisters Village when he lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a parked car, before hitting the lad who was riding along the roadway.The Policeman’s car came to a stop after it crashed into a utility pole.The young man was said to be on his way to meet his father at the time of the accident.Guyana Times understands that a post-mortem examination revealed that the young Sealey died as a result of multiple injuries to his body.last_img read more