West Dem brawl leaves man injured

first_img– residents call for justiceOne man is left nursing two chop wounds to his left arm after a brawl on West Coast Demerara last week.According to reports reaching Guyana Times, at around 22:00h on Thursday, the injured man, reported only as “Rawle” of Old Road, De Kenderen, WCD and another identified as “Richie” were involved in a heated argument.The argument escalated and a scuffle ensued, and later that night, Richie allegedly dealt Rawle one chop with a cutlass to his left hand.The injured man was taken to the hospital where he was treated and sent away.The drama continued the following morning, when Rawle confronted Richie and was dealt another chop to the already injured hand; he was again treated at the hospital and sent away.Reports were then made to the Leonora Police Station.After being discharged from the hospital on Friday, Rawle, though injured, took it upon himself to mete out justice and allegedly damaged a car belonging to his adversary.Eyewitnesses say that Rawle gained access to the vehicle by breaking the window and then ransacked the inside of the vehicle.Reports were again made to the Police and Rawle was taken into custody.Villagers are enraged over the entire incident and are calling for justice to be served, and for both persons to be charged.Residents explained that Rawle has been convicted on a number of occasions for petty crimes. They claim that because of this, even after he was chopped, he has been arrested and the perpetrator was not.One resident, Roycelyn Alleyne told this publication that Richie is well known and popular with the Police.“He got ties to the Police so when he did what he did, they did not arrested him but as soon as Rawle retaliated, he was arrested, that is unfair” the vexed woman opined.The villagers are calling on the relevant authorities to look into the matter.last_img read more

LAUSD payroll glitches persist

first_imgBenny Bernal, vice president of Service Employees International Union, Local99, said the district still owes him for 22hours of work as a bus driver. He said he had to dip into his savings account to pay his bills. He added that employees who filed for emergency checks, which are supposed to be issued within 24 hours, were still waiting for money. “A majority can’t survive without five hours of pay because it puts food on their table,” he said. “It’s a financial hardship.” Burbridge said the district last week issued about 32,700 paychecks to classified employees, compared with 28,500 in February. However, he didn’t know how many checks should have been issued, so he couldn’t gauge how serious the problem is. Issuing 4,200 more checks than in February “is an indication the system has improved since the last pay cycle,” he said. “It’s not to say we’re out of the woods.” Paychecks for teachers are due to be issued today, and administrators will be monitoring the situation. “We anticipate having difficulties, but we believe those numbers will be declining,” Burbridge said. “I know there are people that are still probably trying to work through the problems, but I don’t know how many.” Kevin Reed, the district’s general counsel, said officials will reject the union’s legal claim. “There’s no basis for the claim they’ve filed and no reason to go forward,” Reed said. “They know full well the district is doing everything reasonably within its powers to protect its employees. …We’ll solve this problem outside the courts.” naush.boghossian @dailynews.com (818) 713-3722 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A month after glitches appeared in the paychecks of 10,000 Los Angeles Unified School District employees, officials have failed to resolve problems in the $95million payroll system, and workers fear more financial hardship ahead. District officials are still trying to work through a backlog of complaints filed by employees whose paychecks were short – or who received no check at all – when payday rolled around in early February. Officials say an unknown number of workers will be affected again this month – a situation that has drawn the ire of employees and their union. “The district has made absolutely no direct contact with us to tell us when it’s going to be fixed,” said Carol May, who teaches at Berendo Middle School in Los Angeles and got the $1,340 she was owed two weeks after payday. “We need to know when and how much we’re getting paid. We base our lives on a certain amount of money.” Superintendent David BrewerIII addressed a crowd of angry and frustrated employees at a recent school board meeting and warned that they could expect payroll problems to continue in coming months. But he also promised that district officials would contact banks and credit companies to ensure employees’ accounts and ratings would not be affected, and he said the district would pay any overdraft and insufficient-fund charges. Chuck Burbridge, the district’s chief financial officer, could not estimate how much it will cost to rectify employees’ accounts. A.J. Duffy, president of United Teachers Los Angeles, said the union has filed a claim against the district in an effort to expedite a solution but is working with district administrators. “We’ve got a lot of angry people, and we need to take every means possible to assure we can get our members paid. We’re just making sure we’re in a position to stand up for our members,” Duffy said. “What I see says to me they are making an honest, good-faith effort, but that doesn’t stop me from making sure I put into motion the mechanism to take other action. I’d be crazy not to.” last_img read more

LNG decisions still to be made on Canada: Petronas

first_img“Canada is not a mistake. The resources are long-term assets. Being a large integrated oil company, we need an organisation that is sustainable in the long term. We are a big gas player and we need reserves to continue being a big player. I’m very bullish on the LNG market and [because of the impact of climate change] it will be the preferred fuel of the future.” FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – In a recent interview with The Edge Markets, Board President of Petronas says they are waiting on numerous factors before proceeding with LNG in Canada.He says there are a lot of reports to be seen and decisions to be made.“First of all, we are just a partner in that venture … we are the majority partner but there are other partners. Today, what we are waiting for is an environmental report. So, once we receive this final report — we have seen the draft — we will know exactly the conditions that are being imposed.When conditions are imposed, they could have a bearing on the cost of the project, so we will take another look at the economics and the overall project again. We will make a decision once we see the impact on the schedule, costs, the markets and how we anticipate the markets to be.”You can read the full article from the Edge Markets here.- Advertisement -He then goes on to say that they have many resources in Canada, and that the process has already started so there is no ‘walking away’. He also says they are just referring to the LNG plant at this point. They want to decide if the current plan is enough, or if they need to find other ways to go about it.Advertisementlast_img read more

‘I might have to have an Arsenal room in my house!’

first_img1 This feature appears in the current edition of Sport magazine. Download the free iPad app from the Apple Newsstand, and follow on twitter @sportmagukIf you could be a professional in any other sport, what would you be?“Footballer, no question. I’d be a right-back – getting forward when the coach said I could. Nah, I’d be a right midfielder, getting plenty of crosses over!”What was your first sporting memory?“Just watching football on TV, then running around at school pretending to be a player.”Who would you like to play you in the film of your life?“Denzel Washington. He’s so cool. Have you seen Man on Fire? Now that’s a good film. He might have to do a bit of training, though. I met Samuel L Jackson once, too, and he was amazing.”What TV show are you watching?“I don’t watch that much TV, but I make sure I see Match of the Day every week. I watched Breaking Bad too. I can tell you how it ends if you want!”Not just yet, ta. What’s in your pocket?“Nothing. Oh, hang on. My iPod – I’m going running straight after this.”What do you have on your iPod?“There’s all sorts of music on there – some Dizzee Rascal, some Tupac. I just put it on shuffle and get all sorts of different songs as I’m running.”Have you ever been starstruck?“Yes. Any time I meet any of the Arsenal legends – players like Dennis Bergkamp or Ian Wright. Or Arsene Wenger. You know what it’s like when you meet people who were your heroes when you were younger.”Describe yourself in three words.“One word: crazy.”What’s the best advice you have ever been given?“Just run!”Who’s the most interesting character in your sport?“Usain Bolt. He’s phenomenal. I don’t think we appreciate him enough. It’ll be when he stops running that we look back and say: ‘Wow!’ Look at Sir Alex Ferguson – it was only after he retired that we looked back and realised what he’d done.”What’s your most treasured possession?“Probably my signed Arsenal memorabilia. I was looking at it all the other day and thinking I might just have to have an Arsenal room in the house!”Do you have any fears or phobias?“Yes – snakes. I can’t even look at a snake on television. If I see one when I’m training, I freak out. It’s a real phobia. My mum is scared of them, too.”What’s the strangest fan request you’ve ever received?“Nothing too weird. Probably just something like I’ll be about to eat something and someone will come over and ask for a picture of me doing the Mobot.”How many times do you think you’ve been asked to do the Mobot? Are you sick of it?“I’m definitely not sick of it – and probably a million times!” Mo Farah last_img read more

He’s Asia’s Beckham – Spurs boss hails ‘icon’ Son

first_imgPochettino’s side, beaten by Liverpool in the final of the Champions League, arrived in China from Singapore, where Son was similarly feted.“We can see how people love Sonny in Asia, he’s an icon. We joked a bit, but I compare him with David Beckham,” said Pochettino.“But I’m not surprised and it’s good to see how people love him and how important he is to people.”The Argentine manager, who will be expected to mount a Premier League title challenge with his side this season, praised the way that Son bounced back from a difficult first year in England.Son joined the Londoners from Bayer Leverkusen four summers ago, but showed only flashes of his potential in his debut season and was linked with a move away from Spurs.But he has gone on to become a key player and last season was outstanding, scoring 12 goals in 31 Premier League matches and racking up seven assists.Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said Son Heung-min’s superstar status in Asia reminded him of former England captain David Beckham. © POOL/AFP / Adrian DENNISPochettino praised Son’s “fantastic mentality” and desire to keep improving, saying: “He is a good example for all the fans and people, not only here in Asia but in the whole world.“His first season was tough, it was tough to adapt to England, to new football, new culture, new habits.“But after the first season his adaptation was unbelievable and he became a very important player for us.”The affable Son, who was mentioned by some experts as a potential player of the year in the Premier League last season, said that he was proud to be a flag-bearer for Asian footballers.He said the Spurs players, among them striker Harry Kane, “deserved” to win a trophy this season — something that has eluded them under Pochettino since he arrived at the club in 2014.“Seeing how hard the players work, how professional we are, I am so proud of this team,” said Son.“Until now we don’t have anything, it’s tough, but we are looking forward to being successful.“I am sure we can do better than last season.”A torrential downpour struck towards the end of an open Spurs training session on Wednesday morning and there is the possibility of more rain later in the day, and on Thursday.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Son Heung-min was warmly praised by his manager at Spurs, Mauricio Pochettino. © AFP / Roslan RAHMANSHANGHAI, China, Jul 24 – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino heaped praise Wednesday on Son Heung-min and said he regarded the South Korean superstar as Asia’s answer to David Beckham.The 27-year-old forward was undoubtedly the focus of attention for fans in Shanghai, where Spurs play Premier League rivals Manchester United in a friendly on Thursday.last_img read more

LA.com has your New Years covered

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! While most agree that it’s a little late to be making your New Year’s Eve party reservations, but many of us are not planners. LA.com is your source for the best NYE parties around Los Angeles for the perpetually unprepared. See a comprehensive list of the city’s best celebrations with prices, descriptions and directions in their guide to New Years.last_img read more

SALES & SERVICES: LOOKING TO BUY A NEW OR USED CAR, LOOK NO FURTHER!

first_imgDonegal Daily’s new Sales & Services section gives you a list of the top businesses and services within Donegal.The Sales & Services section is now live on our website so if you require any business have a look at our brand new section for contact information.Below are some of the top Car Sales in Donegal so if your a looking for a new or second hand car make sure to have a look at what these garages have in stock. T Diver & Sons LTDWe are located on the Canal Road, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal.At Divers Garage you can view our full range of New Hyundai models, a wide selection of used cars, book your car service or explore our full range of Hyundai parts. FDR Car Sales & ServicesFDR Car Sales are a family run business who pride ourselves on maintaining the highest standards of customer care whilst always making value our priority. Both Stuart & Noreen are on site each day to handle your inquiry personally and we look forward to your visit.Inishowen MotorsWe at Inishowen Motors have been an agent for KIA for 10 years and this partnership has delivered the famous 7 year warranty commitment for top quality low cost vehicles. Due to the success of our expansion at Drumkeen, Letterkenny, we at Inishowen Motors are confident that our planned development with Nissan will bring more choice to our customers with real deals and real discounts.Drive ahead with Inishowen Motors.If you would like to place your business in front of 55,000 readers a day contact Hugh today on 087 164 1160 or on hughboyle95@gmail.com Only 5 businesses per category so don’t miss out and call today to book your spot.SALES & SERVICES: LOOKING TO BUY A NEW OR USED CAR, LOOK NO FURTHER! was last modified: July 13th, 2016 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:business directoryCar salesDonegal Dailysales and serviceslast_img read more

JUDGE SLAMS MAN WHO DROVE AT 190KPH WITH PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND TO ESCAPE GARDAI

first_imgA judge has described the case of a man who reached speeds of up to 190kph in a bid to escape Gardai as the most horrendous case of dangerous driving he has ever heard.Martin Coyle led Gardai on a chase and crossed continuous white lines with his hysterical pregnant girlfriend and her friend in the back seat.Coyle, 23, of Main Street Carrigans, Co Donegal, was spotted by Gardai in a silver Honda Accord car at 3.35am on August 6th last in Letterkenny. Gardai recognised Coyle, who had already been disqualified from driving, and activated their siren and flashing lights.Coyle, who had been drinking, immediately took off and drove from Letterkenny out to the dual carriageway towards Derry reaching horrific speeds of up to 190kph.He was eventually caught and apprehended by Gardai at Drumardagh near the Derry roundabout.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher pleaded for his client saying he panicked when he saw the Gardai.He asked Judge Paul Kelly to consider imposing a community service order considering Coyle was due to become a dad soon and also had the chance of employment.However Inspector David Kelly objected saying the accused had already been banned from driving and such a sentence would send out all the wrong messages.In reply Mr Gallagher said this was not a court of vengeance and pleaded for his client.However Judge Kelly said he had a duty to protect Gardai and the public.“This was a ferocious piece of driving in which he showed complete disregard for the lives of people around him.“It is one of the most serious cases I have come across and it is the highest speed I have heard of.“I am not surprised his girlfriend was hysterical because he drove in an appalling manner,” he said.He found Coyle guilty of drink driving, dangerous driving and driving without insurance and sentenced him to a total of six months in prison.He also fined him €500 and disqualified him from driving for fourteen years.At hearing. This story is strictly copyright donegaldaily.com.JUDGE SLAMS MAN WHO DROVE AT 190KPH WITH PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND TO ESCAPE GARDAI was last modified: November 3rd, 2011 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

New contract process is sought

first_imgVillaraigosa, who served on the City Council when the DWP contract was approved and inherited it as mayor, said he believed he had no choice but to sign off on it or face the prospect of charges of negotiating in bad faith. Chick said that contract also highlighted the disparity in pay among city workers who get paid much less than DWP employees doing comparable work. “I’ve seen it first hand,” Chick said. “I’m the manager of a department and I have lost some good employees to the DWP because they get paid more for doing the same work. That’s good for the employee, but not so good for those of us in competition with them.” Chick said part of the problem is that city leaders make their decisions in a vacuum. “I don’t think officials are given the full picture of the fiscal implications of their decisions,” Chick said. “They go from transaction to transaction and none of them are ever brought together to look at the overall impact.” She said Villaraigosa had started to make some changes, by developing an overall strategic plan in approaching labor negotiations. Under the current system, it is up to the City Administrative Office to develop a negotiating position for the city, which is then submitted to the mayor and City Council for review and approval. Chick said she had no problem with that system, but that it needed to be more open to decision makers, union leaders and the public. “As controller, the one thing I preach constantly is the need for greater transparency,” Chick said. Her review also sought to benchmark salaries of certain city workers compared to the private sector. In each case, she said, city workers were paid substantially more. As examples, she said city bookkeepers were paid an average of $44,800 a year compared to $33,700 in private industry; city mechanics were paid $61,000 a year compared to $43,000 in private industry, and city security officers are paid $36,000 a year while private guards are paid $22,700 a year. “This also points out that some private industry jobs need to pay more,” Chick said. “Private security officers are barely making the minimum wage. The industry needs to do more to allow these people to live well.” Copies of the audit can be viewed at www.lacity.org/ctr. rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want 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. 2“The city has a deserved reputation as being a good labor city, but we need to make sure the public is served and that we are providing the most efficient services we can to the public.” Villaraigosa said the audit offered an opportunity for the city to change. “I asked for this audit in an effort to bring the sunshine into our labor process,” Villaraigosa said. “I am asking that our city staff look at this report to see what can be done to fix any problems we have.” The DWP contract that drew such controversy was a five-year 16.25 percent package that contained escalator clauses that could boost the pay of workers by up to 28 percent depending on the national level of inflation. “That contract was so unprecedented that it brought the city’s labor negotiation process to the front burner of public discussion,” he said. City Controller Laura Chick called Thursday for a sweeping modernization of the way Los Angeles negotiates labor contracts, saying current practices have neglected the long-term financial impacts of the deals. Chick’s call follows an audit of the city’s negotiation process – which was prompted by a generous contract for Department of Water and Power workers last year that enraged other city workers who felt they were given stingier deals. Controversy following the DWP deal led Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to ask Chick to audit the city’s 35-year-old labor negotiating system. “Labor negotiations are not only about cost, but about balancing the needs of the workers with the practice of good government,” Chick said. last_img read more

FIRST NEW STEALTH TAX ANNOUNCED

first_imgHOUSEHOLDS are set to get whacked again – with homeowners in the county set to be hit with new rates from January.Every home – regardless of size – will be forced to pay €100 per year.Some low income families will be exempt from the new tax which will then be replaced by rates and water charges. And people living in rural areas who have septic tanks will also face massive annual charges to have them inspected.Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins said the planned household tax would face mass opposition and boycott.Speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties, ICTU general secretary David Begg said he was not surprised by the development, but he would favour a site charge.The Cabinet met today for the last time before the summer break. Replacing the Joint Labour Committees wage-setting mechanism was also likely to have been discussed by ministers, but legislation is some way off.A decision on who will replace Dermot McCarthy as secretary to the Government and a date for the Presidential election were also up for discussion.FIRST NEW STEALTH TAX ANNOUNCED was last modified: July 26th, 2011 by gregShare 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