Police hunting Chinese national in hit-and-run accident

first_imgAlmost one week after striking two teenage boys, killing one, and failing to render assistance, the driver of minibus GWW 2140 is still in the run.Traffic Chief Linden Isles has confirmed that the Police is currently hunting a known suspect involved in the fatal hit-and-run, which occurred at Annandale, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on Sunday last.Isles told Guyana Times that the identity of the man – a Chinese national – was revealed after the minibus involved in the accident, GWW 2140, was discovered hidden in a bond at Mon Repos, ECD, on Thursday afternoon.The silver Pitbull was found covered with a tarpaulin, he noted, adding that after an inspection was done, the vehicle was confiscated.It was previously reported that two teens, ages 15 and 16 were struck on the Annandale Public Road, while traversing on a motorcycle.The pillion rider, Karchand Khemraj, 15, of lot 44 Annandale Public Road, ECD, succumbed to his injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) on Monday at about 03:30h.The cyclist, Razid Shaw, 16, of lot 35 Annandale Public Road, was admitted at the same medical facility and is still in a critical condition.According to the Police, their enquiries disclosed that as the cyclist, with pillion rider, rode out of a northern access road unto the main road, they collided with the minibus which was proceeding East along the northern carriageway.As a result of the impact, the youths were tossed onto the road surface and sustained head injuries.The driver of the bus made good his escape without rendering any assistance.However, 16-year-old Shaw remains in critical condition at the GPHC.Yacoob Shaw, the teen’s father, on Tuesday evening stated that there were no improvements in his son’s condition since the accident.“He deh just how he go in; he eyes can’t even open, but de doctor tell me that is something with de brain and it does tek long to heal,” the father related.The older Shaw told this publication that his family is hoping and praying for the best at this time.last_img read more

Ex-mayor of Pico Rivera Gil De La Rosa dies at 80

first_imgPICO RIVERA – He helped found the city of Pico Rivera, worked as a baker, a union organizer and a banker and – rarer still – managed to maintain strong friendships even after a 15-year career in local politics. Not surprisingly, those friends Thursday remembered former Pico Rivera Mayor and City Councilman Gil De La Rosa most for his quick wit and supportive nature. “He had the best sharp comebacks of anyone I know. He often said he would die with a smile on his face,” said former Councilman Pete Ramirez. De La Rosa died of cancer Saturday at his Pico Rivera home. He was 80. After furthering his education at East Los Angeles College, Chaffey College and Cal State Los Angeles, De La Rosa went on to have a varied professional career. He worked as a baker and was active in the Bakers and Confectionery Workers Union during the late 1940s and 1950s. In 1959, he became a loan officer for a public finance corporation, beginning a 27-year career in the banking and finance industry. De La Rosa became a probate referee for the state in 1988. In 1996, he switched to real estate, a profession he remained in until shortly before his death. His r sum of civic service also was long and varied. De La Rosa was appointed in 1958 to the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission, where he served until 1992. In 1966, he was elected to the El Rancho Unified School District board of education. While on the school board, he was a member of the Mexican-American School Board Association, serving as its president in 1981. De La Rosa stayed on the school board until he was elected to the Pico Rivera City Council. In 1986, he served as mayor. He was also a member of the Beverly Hospital Foundation and the Pico Rivera Lions Club. De La Rosa is survived by his wife, Sylvia, and 11 children. A rosary for De La Rosa will be read at 7 p.m. today at St.Hilary’s Catholic Church in Pico Rivera. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Born in El Paso, Texas, on Dec. 31, 1926, De La Rosa moved to East Los Angeles with his family before his first birthday. He attended Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights and was drafted by the U.S. Army shortly after graduating in 1944. After his discharge in 1946, De La Rosa moved to Pico Rivera and never left. He served on the incorporation committee that established the city in 1958. In 1982, he was elected to the City Council. Councilman Gregory Salcido recalled De La Rosa as one of the most “personable” people in politics. When Salcido was first elected in 1999, De La Rosa offered his help to the fledgling council member, he said. “His grace is something I’ll always remember. \ was always willing to share his knowledge and experience and was very nurturing to me. I considered him a friend,” he added. last_img read more

Tusker part ways with head coach Nsimbe

first_img“We had a meeting after the final game of the season and we informed him that he will be free to venture into another challenge. To be honest it was the only sensible decision to make because the results were not good,” Aduda said.Tusker finished sixth with 50 points, a massive 24 behind champions Gor Mahia.Nsimbe’s goose seemed to have been cooked from early on when he was suspended following comments he made on having overage players in his squad, a reason he said made their performance inconsistent.“We had targets as a club and he also came in with his own targets. Both were not met. This decision is purely because of performance,” Aduda further alluded. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe comments did not go down well with a core of the players and he was asked by the management to step aside. He wasn’t in charge for the final seven games of the season, a clear sign that his days at the Ruaraka based club were numbered.“We had targets as a club and he also came in with his own targets. Both were not met. This decision is purely because of performance,” Aduda further alluded.He has also confirmed the club has already received several applications for the vacant post, with current assistant coach Francis Baraza who joined the club in January from Chemelil Sugar also said to be in line for the job.“We just want a good coach. It doesn’t matter whether local or foreign but we will get the best. We need to get the club back on top,” the chairman added.Nsimbe’s reign at the club didn’t have the best of starts. His tenure started with the club performing dismally in the CAF Champions League, losing to lowly Mauritian side AS Port Louis in the preliminary round.With Tusker dumped out of continental football, he hoped to bounce back in the league but his start was equally disastrous, losing the first two ties against newly promoted Nzoia Sugar and Thika United.Others are Clifford Alwanga, 2014 KPL player of the year Anthony Ndolo, George Mandela, Noah Wafula, Martin Kiiza, Danson Kago and Luis Tera Misiko have also been shown the door. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAMeanwhile, the club has already begun its rebuilding process with a whooping nine players released over performance based reasons. Moses Ndawula and Victor Ndinya, both signed in the beginning of the season lead the list.Others are Clifford Alwanga, 2014 KPL player of the year Anthony Ndolo, George Mandela, Noah Wafula, Martin Kiiza, Danson Kago and Luis Tera Misiko have also been shown the door.Aduda has also revealed they will be downscaling the squad to 23 in a bid to cut costs and also keep the team at a manageable size.“This season we had a squad of 30 players because we had anticipated to go far in the Champions League and we needed a robust squad. But now since we will only be playing in local competitions and also the need to reduce the wage bill,” Aduda affirmed.Immediate former Ulinzi Stars striker Stephen Waruru is said to be among the first names to land in Ruaraka but Aduda has neither confirmed nor denied the rumors, stating he will have a full brief next week when he meets the technical bench and club CEO Charles Obiny.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tusker FC head coach George ‘Best’ Nsimbe. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 1- Failure to defend at least one of their twin titles from 2016 has caused George ‘best’ Nsimbe his job at Tusker FC with the 11-time Kenyan premier League champions reaching the decision to part ways with him after one season.Tusker FC chairman Dan Aduda has confirmed that they are in the market to look for a new head coach with the rest of the technical bench remaining intact.last_img read more

‘Victory and goal for Sala’-Cardiff captain Bamba

first_img0Shares0000Sala tribute: Fulham led the tributes to the late Emiliano Sala by showing a picture of the Argentinian footballer on the large screen at Craven Cottage ahead of their game against Manchester United on Saturday © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 9 – Cardiff City captain Sol Bamba dedicated his goal and a 2-1 victory over Southampton to Emiliano Sala after an emotional match for the Welsh club.Saturday’s fixtures were the first round of Premier League games since the player’s death was confirmed earlier this week. The Argentinian striker’s body was formally identified by an English coroner on Thursday, a day after it was recovered from underwater wreckage in the Channel.“A lot of things were going through my mind. I knew Emiliano. I know he was looking up there. The victory and the goal is for him,” said Bamba.The plane carrying Sala from the French city of Nantes to Cardiff, his new club, disappeared near the British island of Guernsey on January 21.Pilot David Ibbotson remains missing. His family have launched a fundraising campaign to find his remains.Cardiff had been given permission by the Premier League to wear shirts embroidered with a yellow daffodil, the national emblem of Wales and the team colour of Nantes.Before Saturday’s kick-off, a minute’s silence in memory of Sala was impeccably observed at Southampton’s St Mary’s Stadium.Ivorian defender Bamba gave Cardiff a 69th-minute lead only for Southampton to equalise in stoppage time.But Kenneth Zohore scored a 93rd-minute winner that took Cardiff out of the relegation zone.– ‘Bags of heart’ –“It has been a tough couple of weeks,” Bamba told Sky Sports. “We knew we had to give our all today. It wasn’t easy but a performance like this was very pleasing.”Emotional tribute: A display of Cardiff City scarves and jerseys, flowers, messages and other tributes to Emiliano Sala © AFP / Geoff CADDICKCardiff manager Neil Warnock was proud of his side’s resilience as he paid his own post-match tribute to Sala.“Emiliano was a fabulous lad, and it’s appropriate we came down with our black armbands on and put in a performance like that,” he said.“We could easily have folded, but we were determined. We’re limited, but you can’t question their character and what they’ve got under their shirts because they’ve bags of heart.”Saturday’s early kick-off, in a scene that will be repeated across English football this weekend, saw players from Fulham and Manchester United also wearing black armbands as a mark of respect for Sala, whose picture was displayed on the giant screen at Craven Cottage.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

TEAM NEWS: Chelsea side to play West Brom – Mourinho rings changes in search for first win

first_imgChelsea head to West Brom on Sunday looking for their first win of the season – a match you can hear exclusively live on talkSPORT.It’s fair to say the Blues’ start to the campaign hasn’t matched expectations, and after a mauling at Manchester City last weekend Jose Mourinho has freshened things up.Chelsea were beaten 3-0 by the Baggies last season, albeit after they’d secured the Premier League title, and another reverse today could prove damning to their season ambitions.What do you think of the Blues’ line up? 11 11 11 10. Eden Hazard 19. Diego Costa 28. Cesar Azpilicueta 11 4. Cesc Fabregas 11 11 11 11 13. Thibaut Courtois 22. Willian 11 21. Nemanja Matic 17. Pedro 2. Branislav Ivanovic 26. John Terry 11 5. Kurt Zouma 11last_img read more

O.J. Simpson co-defendant makes deal

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Cashmore will testify that two of the other men who entered the room with the former football star were armed, his lawyer, Edward Miley, said Friday. Miley said Cashmore will plead guilty to being an accessory to robbery, a felony that could get him up to five years in prison. A court hearing is set for Monday, a court clerk confirmed. “He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Miley said of Cashmore, a 40-year-old laborer, bartender and disc jockey who lives in Las Vegas. Clark County District Attorney David Roger declined to comment. Simpson and the others are charged with kidnapping, armed robbery, assault, burglary and conspiracy in the Sept. 13 encounter in a Las Vegas casino hotel room between Simpson and memorabilia collectors Alfred Beardsley and Bruce Fromong. COURTS: The man will plead guilty and testify that guns were involved in the robbery. By Ken Ritter THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS – Accused of being one of five men who joined O.J. Simpson in a hotel-room confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers, Charles Cashmore will plead guilty to a reduced charge and testify that guns were involved in the theft of sports collectibles. Simpson also faces a felony charge of coercion, alleging that he took a cell phone from Fromong. Simpson has said he wanted to retrieve personal items that belonged to him, and his lawyers have maintained that no guns were used. But Cashmore will testify that Walter Alexander and Michael McClinton, two men who entered the room with Simpson, had guns, Miley said. Miley said Cashmore was unarmed during the alleged robbery. “The only people with guns that he knew of were Alexander and McClinton,” Miley said, adding that Cashmore’s crime was failing to immediately go to police and turn over the items he carried out of the room. Cashmore surrendered to authorities six days later and turned over the items, after police released images from hotel security videotapes showing him carrying a box from the room. Lawyers for Simpson, McClinton and most of the others did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Alexander’s lawyer, Robert Dennis Rentzer, declined to say whether Alexander had a gun in the room. “I owe the district attorney an answer to that question before the press,” he said. Rentzer said he was scheduled to meet with Roger on Monday, but he expressed doubt Cashmore could say Alexander was armed. “How can he put a gun in the possession of someone who didn’t have a gun out?” Rentzer said. Miley said Cashmore met Simpson and most of the others in the group for the first time minutes before the alleged robbery. “O.J. says, `Hey I’ve got to move some stuff, can you help?”‘ Miley said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

MAN FOUND WITH A MINI CANNABIS FACTORY IN HIS WARDROBE

first_imgA man who set up a small cannabis factory in a wardrobe at his home has escaped going to jail.Gardai raided a house in Letterkenny and found cannabis plants growing in a bedroom.The set-up at 14 Hazelbrook Crescent, Long Lane involved the plants being put in a box with tin foil and powered by a 600 watt bulb. Gardai arrested Patrick Hughes, 27, at the scene.Hughes appeared at Letterkenny District Court on charges of cultivation of cannabis and also possession of cannabis on April 14th, 2011.His solicitor Frank Dorrian said his client had found the seeds in some cannabis he had purchased and had tried to grow them.He went onto the internet and found instructions about how to carry out the process.“It was not the most elaborate or well-constructed factory,” said Mr Dorrian.The court heard that there was a total of six plants in the wardrobe.The court was told that Hughes of 13 Parkview drive, Letterkenny, had problem with alcohol but was now off it since October.He had worked for an insurance company in Cork but that job had fallen through and he was now back in Donegal.Judge Denis McLaughlin said the only reason he was not considering jail sentence was because of the early plea.He adjourned the case until February 10th to consider allowing Hughes to do 240 hours community service in lieu of six months in prison.MAN FOUND WITH A MINI CANNABIS FACTORY IN HIS WARDROBE was last modified: December 2nd, 2013 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) Tags:cannabis factoryhousePatrick Hugheswardrobelast_img read more

SWIMMERS JONATHAN AND RUAIRI ‘SEAL’ A TRIP TO TENERIFE

first_imgTwo young Donegal swimmers are off to Tenerife for the Halloween break!But they certainly wont be putting their feet up.Jonathan Martin (St.Eunans College) and Ruairi O Buaidhe (Colaiste Ailigh) are pictured at Belfast airport on route to Tenerife as part of Ulster Schools Swimming team 2014. Both are members of Swilly Seals Letterkenny and they will be taking part in extensive long distance training camp.They boys will be training twice per day with Ulster elite squad.Congratulations and well done.SWIMMERS JONATHAN AND RUAIRI ‘SEAL’ A TRIP TO TENERIFE was last modified: October 25th, 2014 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) Tags:Swilly SealsSWIMMINGTenerifeULster Teamlast_img read more

Sassuolo close in on loan signing of young Chelsea star

first_img How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars tense smart causal REVEALED Latest Chelsea News Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won gameday cracker Sassuolo are putting the final touches to a loan deal for Chelsea starlet Jeremie Boga.The Ivory Coast international spent last season at Birmingham City and he impressed in the Championship. And now, according to Sky Italia, the 21-year-old is set to go on loan again as a deal with Sassuolo is close.The Italian club are planning to take Boga for the whole season and he has been promised a spot in the first team. The midfielder joined Chelsea in 2009 after they spotted him playing for Marseille’s academy.Boga is highly thought of at Stamford Bridge and he made his first-team debut at the start of last season.The move comes as something of a surprise as Boga declared he didn’t want another loan last month. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade possible xi center_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 1 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? crackers Boga started for Chelsea against Burnley on the opening day of the 2017/18 season shining How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? silverware Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won possible standings Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City REVEALED last_img read more

Men’s Golf Climbs Leaderboard on Final Day of MVC Championship to Finish Third

first_img CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Drake University men’s golf team carded the team low of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship to finish in third-place at the two-day event on Tuesday at the Dalhousie Country Club in Cape Girardeau. Sophomore Kyle MacDonald carded four birdies to go even-par and lead the field with 10 birdies over the 54-hole event. MacDonald’s 72 put him tied for seventh place with a score of 224 (78-74-72) and earned him top-18 flag honors.”Kyle had a solid finish and played great after a slow first rounds,” said Lewis.  Story Links Results The Bulldogs recorded a one-under-par 287 in the final round to finish in third with a total score of 901 (304-310-287). The team’s third place finish was its best since 2006 (2nd that year). The Bulldogs’ 901 was their lowest total score in the conference tournament since 2008. Sophomore Chase Wicklund rounded out the team’s effort with a score of 243 (83-77-83). “I am really proud how we played today! We discussed last night that we could post a low round and move up the leaderboard. We were trying for second and came up just short,” said Drake head coach Matt Lewis.Drew Ison led the final round surge with a tournament-low four-under-par 68 and carded seven birdies in the final 18 holes. The senior from Edmond, Okla. placed tied for fourth with a score of 221 (74-79-68) to earn All-MVC honors.”Drew had an awesome round today and a great way to finish his college career. We talked this morning and he told he he was going for a 66 today. He almost did it. He is a deserving all-conference player,” said Lewis. Freshman Tim Lim also earned top-18 flag honors after shooting a two-over-par 74 to finish in 15th place with a total score of 227 (72-81-74).”Tim completed his freshman year in style and I was impressed with his play all year. He really improved from the beginning of the year to now,” said Lewis.After shooting a pair of 80s on the opening day, Tommi Avant fired a one-over 73 in the final round to finish tied for 26th place with a score of 233 (80-80-73). The Bradley Braves led from wire-to-wire to win with a score of 883 (298-289-296) and won by 15 strokes over runner-up Southern Illinois (898). The MVC Championship marked the final tournament in the Bulldogs’ 2018 season.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more