Verdict to be handed down in 7 accused for killing Meten-Meer-Zorg man

first_imgAfter the two prosecution star witnesses identified the seven persons accused of being part and parcel of the robbery on a Meten-Meer-Zorg grocery store that led to the death of Zulfikar Namdar; the jury will soon determine innocence or guilt after three weeks on trial. This comes after Defence Counsels Nigel Hughes, Adrian Thompson and George Thomas presented their cases before the 12 members on Wednesday at the High Court in Georgetown.Allan Dorsett called “Baird”; Delwayne Croft; Esan Lawrence, called “Muscle”; Jermaine Williams, called “Yankee”; Andrew Chandler, called “Sonic”; Samuel Bacchus, called “Kirk”; and Cassandra Singh-Dorsett have all denied murdering Namdar. The 20-year-old man met his demise in September 2013 when masked gunmen stormed his parents’ premises asking for cash and the boss man.The lawyers sought to highlight inconsistencies in the testimonies of star witnesses Chris Jagdeo and self-confessed drug dealer Nick Skeete. Skeete said the attack was planned in his backyard when the male defendants were smoking cannabis they purchased from him. Meanwhile, Chris Jagdeo claimed he watched the Dorsett’s baby and was there when the alleged robbers returned from the crime scene.The robbers reportedly made off with jewellery and cash from Mrs Namdar but the store owner, Goolzar Namdar, said he remained in hiding when he spotted the masked attackers. During the trial, the jury heard from Police that Mrs Dorsett allegedly gave the men head ties to cover their faces before the crime was committed.Justice Navindra Singh has been presiding over the matter while Prosecutors Tuanna Hardy, Abigail Gibbs and Teriq Mohammed prosecuted the case. The verdict is expected to be handed down on Monday.last_img read more

Update: Forest Fires around Fort St. John

first_imgPhoto: The uncontrolled fire is currently burning on both sides of the Cecil Lake Road – Christine Rumleskie/***For an update on this fire Click Here- Advertisement –  As of 5:30 Monday afternoon, the 103 road has been re-opened, but the area is still affected by the fire, four kilometers east of FSJ, and 20 kilometers west of Cecil Lake.Fire Information officer Jillian Chimko, from the Prince George Fire Centre, says there are two houses that are now threatened by the fire. She says there are two helicopters bucketing the area, in case the fire gets too close to the houses.[asset|aid=1335|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f1d167862fb5591ecf7a128ed7c32456-Chimko 1_1_Pub.mp3]She says there have been no evacuation notices sent to the owners of the two houses as of yet.Advertisement An update will be provided when it becomes available. If you have any photos of the fires in the region, please email them to  Or if you spot a wild fire e-mail or call 250-793-2326.For photos of the fire Click HereTo see an updated status of any road issues, Click Here.Map:  This map shows the location of all the fires around Fort St. John as of May 4th 2009.View Fortest Fires around Fort St. John in a larger mapAdvertisement There are 12 firefighters, three helicopters, two tank trucks, and air tankers en route to battle the 40 hectare blaze. Photo:  Late Monday the fire on the 103 road jumped the road and started heading towards homes – Adam Reaburn/ The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.In addition, Chimko says two more fires have popped up in the region, late this afternoon.  The first is a 6 hectare blaze 8km West of Charlie Lake.  The second is an 8 HA fire, 25 km North of Cecil Lake near the Milligan Creek Road and the Kings Valley Christian Camp.  In both cases, at least one home is threatened, but no evacuations have been ordered.  Crews are on scene at both fires, and Chimko says more crews have been called in from further South, to help battle the fires.According to eye witnesses, the Milligan Creek Road fire started in the Kings Valley Christian Camp and at one point the flames jumped on to the top of trees in the area.  At their peak the flames were over 100 feet in the air.  Thankfully the flames jumped the Beatton River and moved away from the Kings Valley Christian Camp leaving it unharmed.  The Milligan Creek Road remains open at this time.Advertisementlast_img read more

Sunset+Vine wins 3-year host broadcaster contract until 2020 for Hero CPL

first_img– 34 matches to be broadcast across 7 countries between August 8 and September 16, 2018Sunset+Vine, the global TV sports producer and distributor, has been appointed as the host broadcaster for the next three years of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL), until 2020. The 2018 edition of the series takes place August 8 to September 16, 2018.The Hero CPL, which first started in 2013, is a franchise-based T20 format cricket tournament that combines two of the most compelling aspects of Caribbean life – dramatic cricket and a vibrant Carnival atmosphere. Combining broadcast and digital viewership, over 197 million fans watched the 2017 season to make it one of the fastest-growing leagues in world cricket.Under the terms of the deal, Sunset+Vine will be producing the World Feed for the six-team franchised competition – a total of 34 matches taking place across seven countries – as well as creating all pre- and post-match programming. There will be a total of 85 crew working on the Hero CPL which will be split across two teams. Three Outside Broadcast (OB) units will rotate across the eight venues. Huw Bevan will be Executive Producer.Huw Bevan, Executive Director at Sunset+Vine, commented; “We are delighted to have reached a long-term agreement with the Hero CPL. It is a very special tournament. There’s nothing else quite like it. It combines the very best of Caribbean culture with world-class cricket to create the Biggest Party in Sport.“For 2018, aside from the action, we are committed to showcasing the true essence of this unique sporting occasion and the beauty of the Caribbean. There will also be an emphasis on behind-the-scenes access to players that will enable us to capture the fun, relaxed nature of the tournament and take this to a growing global audience.”Hero CPL Chief Operations Officer (COO) Pete Russell said: “Sunset+Vine have shown over the years that they are at the cutting edge of cricket broadcasting and we are delighted to have them sign a long-term deal to provide world-class coverage of Hero CPL.“We saw last year the innovative and interesting way they go about bringing the tournament to life and they are the perfect partner for Hero CPL going forward. We are sure that this year’s tournament will have even more impressive coverage than we saw in 2017.”For the 2018 competition, each team have a roster of 18 cricketers, with the top salary slot netting the players US$160,000. 2018’s draft saw a record 227 overseas players and 121 West Indian cricketers up for selection. Caribbean superstars Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo, Evin Lewis, and Lendl Simmons, alongside international icons, including Brendon McCullum, Sohail Tanvir, Shakib al Hasan, Martin Guptill, Hashim Amla and Shahid Afridi are all confirmed participants. Amongst those making their CPL T20 debut are former Australian limited-overs captain David Warner, while Jamaican star Andre Russell returns after missing CPL 2017.The talent doesn’t end on the field. An exciting commentary team has been assembled which includes Ian Bishop, Daren Ganga, Tino Best, Michael Slater, Tom Moody, Alan Wilkins, Mel Jones, Danny Morrison, and Mark Butcher. This year’s tournament takes place between August 8 and September 16, 2018.last_img read more

Great day for Gay in Poly victory

first_imgPerhaps the Poly High public address announcer described DJ Gay best when he introduced the Parrots senior as “the one and only DJ Gay” before Tuesday’s first-round regional game of the Southern California Div. I boys’ basketball state playoffs. The 6-foot point guard lived up to the moniker, scoring 17 consecutive points during a stretch in the first and second quarters, finishing with 43 points and 11 assists to guide Poly to an 86-69 victory over visiting Centennial of Corona. Gay closed out the first quarter with a pair of 15-foot jumpers, twofree-throws and an uncharacteristic slam dunk to extend the advantage to 20-8 heading into the second quarter. “People don’t know that I have bounce, but I can get up around the rim,” Gay said. He knocked down two 3-pointers and a free-throw early in the second quarter, and the stunned Huskies (29-5) trailed by 15 points with 6:07 to play in the first half. “I knew they were going to key in on me,” Gay said. “They tried to throw me off my game by being physical but that’s nothing new to me. “I had seen everything they tried throwing at me tonight. It didn’t faze me. I got mine.” “He’s a big-time player who played big for us in one of the biggest games of the year,” Poly coach Brad Katz said. “He’s phenomenal. He went nuts.” Poly (23-5) opened the game with a sense of urgency as Andy Guerra handed out four assists on the first five possessions and Gay capped the run with a layup to give Poly a 12-0 lead with 4:55 left in the first quarter. center_img Robert Espinoza came off the bench to provide a spark, scoring the final seven points of the second quarter on two 3-pointers and a free-throw to give Poly a 40-21lead at intermission. “We didn’t have much time to scout Poly but we heard Gay was good,” Centennial coach Josh Giles said. “After seeing him, we believe everything that we were told.” Centennial appeared to be a defeated group coming out of the locker room at halftime, as they struggled to muster momentum in the third quarter and trailed 64-45 before finally showing signs of life in the fourth quarter. Issac Waters scored nine points in the final eight minutes and Jose Perez completed a three-point play after being fouled on a layup to cut the deficit to 10 points with 3:11 left. The Huskies would get no closer, though. Gay scored eight points over the final 2:35 and Santiago Moreno put an exclamation point on the victory with a steal and layup to give Poly an 82-65 lead with 1:33 left. Moreno finished with 12 points and teammates Mike Rojas and Mauricio added eight and seven points, respectively. “This was a big win for us and I have to give my teammates a lot of credit,” Gay said. “They stepped up. They showed up to play.” (818) 713-3607 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

Hazard stunner ends Liverpool’s 100pc start

first_imgBoth sides made nine changes with one eye on the top of the table Premier League clash between the same two sides on Saturday.But Maurizio Sarri’s gamble on throwing on Hazard 10 minutes into the second half paid off as Emerson Palmieri levelled from his free-kick 11 minutes from time before the Belgian’s wonderful solo effort won the tie.It was another frustrating night for Alvaro Morata, though, as the Chelsea striker failed to make the impact Sturridge did at the other end.Morata’s best chance came inside 20 minutes when the Spaniard latched onto Cesc Fabregas’s pass over the top.Simon Mignolet did well to divert Morata’s initial chipped effort before he dragged the rebound across goal and beyond the far post.-Fabinho debut Liverpool took longer to adjust to the wholesale changes with £47 million signing Fabinho making his full debut in midfield, while Dejan Lovren made his first appearance of the season in central defence after playing a full part as Croatia reached the World Cup final.However, they dominated the early stages of the second period and should have been in front when Sturridge rounded Willy Caballero, but somehow skewed wide with the goal at his mercy.Sarri introduced Hazard with 35 minutes remaining, but moments later his side were behind as Sturridge made amends in spectacular fashion with an overhead kick after Caballero parried Naby Keita’s drive.Hazard took his time to make an impact, but also had a hand in the equaliser as his free-kick was headed goalwards by Ross Barkley and, after Mignolet made a smart save, Emerson poked home the rebound.Sturridge came close to putting Liverpool back in front as he hit the bar.-Hazard classBut instead it was Hazard who showed his class to strike the winner as he danced past five Liverpool challenges before crashing a rising shot into the far corner for his sixth goal of the season.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp immediately introduced Mohamed Salah for the final few minutes in the hunt for an equaliser.But it was to no avail as another chance to land his first trophy as Liverpool manager slipped by for Klopp.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Super-sub Eden Hazard came off the bench to score a stunning solo winner for Chelsea at LiverpoolLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Sep 26 – Eden Hazard came off the bench to fire Chelsea into the last 16 of the League Cup with a 2-1 victory at Anfield and inflict Liverpool’s first defeat of the season in all competitions.Daniel Sturridge looked set to haunt his former employers by opening the scoring for Liverpool shortly after he had missed an open goal early in the second-half.last_img read more

Lewandowski fires Bayern to domestic double

first_imgBoth Robben and Ribery came off the bench to make their final appearance in a Bayern shirt, and Lewandowski hailed the iconic duo after helping Bayern to victory with a goal either side of half time.“These titles are for Franck and Arjen, they have done so much for the club and we have to thank them,” the Polish striker told public broadcaster ARD.The win sees Bayern lift the golden German Cup trophy for the 19th time in their history, just a week after securing a seventh successive Bundesliga title last Saturday.“It was a difficult season at times, but I think we can now say that in the end, it was a very good season,” said Lewandowski.The campaign has been particularly tough for Bayern coach Niko Kovac, who has faced constant criticism both from inside and outside the club in his first year in charge.Yet the fans chanted Kovac’s name before and after the final whistle as Bayern ended their season on a high.“It will take a few days to sink in that it is now actually over, but it was good to go out with the double,” Robben told ARD.Both sides probed rather frantically for an opener in the first half, and Manuel Neuer denied Yussuf Poulsen with a reflex save on ten minutes.Bayern Munich players celebrate with the trophy after the German Cup Final © AFP / Odd ANDERSENIt was Bayern who broke the deadlock, though, Lewandowski flicking in a superb header in the 29th minute after a fine move on the left from Coman and David Alaba.Coman had a free run at goal and rounded goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi shortly before half-time, but his shot was cleared on the line by Ibrahima Konate.Emil Forsberg had a similar chance for Leipzig just after the break, but came off second best in a one-on-one with Neuer.A breathless second half saw chance after chance fall at either end, until Coman’s 77th minute strike put Bayern out of reach.The Frenchman found the top corner after elegantly bringing down a loose ball in the penalty area.He later came off for departing veteran Franck Ribery, who was making his final appearance for Bayern alongside fellow winger Arjen Robben.By that point it was already 3-0, as Lewandowski had broken free of the back line and lifted the ball over Gulacsi to secure victory five minutes from time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Robert Lewandowski helped Bayern Munich to a 3-0 win over RB Leipzig in the German Cup final on Saturday © dpa/AFP / Christian CharisiusBERLIN, Germany, May 25 – Robert Lewandowski dedicated victory to departing team mates Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery after Bayern Munich wrapped up a domestic double with a 3-0 win over RB Leipzig in the German Cup final on Saturday.Goals from Lewandowski and Kingsley Coman sealed victory for Bayern in an enthralling game at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.last_img read more

Green light for car park sale eases pressure on cash-strapped Bolton Wanderers

first_img Green light for car park sale eases pressure on cash-strapped Bolton Wanderers 1 Championship side Bolton obtained a validation order in the High Court on Friday afternoon that paves the way for a key car park sale at the Macron Stadium.Wanderers’ accounts were frozen when HM Revenue and Customs served them with a winding-up petition over £2.2million of unpaid tax and their first trip to the High Court this week resulted in a five-week adjournment over that matter on Monday.However, at another hearing in the capital on Friday Bolton sought permission to purchase a section of land next to a car park that it is understood they plan to sell as part of a larger deal to the owners of the Middlebook Retail Park, which is adjacent to the ground.That validation order was granted and Bolton also confirmed plans are afoot to push through payment to staff after their salaries were not paid on time on Thursday.A club statement read: “Bolton Wanderers is pleased to confirm that today, Friday 22 January, the club was able to obtain a third validation order at the High Court to allow it to enter into a transaction that enables it to continue trading.“The validation order gives authority to the club to finalise a commercial arrangement with Middlebrook Business Park Ltd and the club will provide a further update on this transaction on Monday.“In the meantime the club can confirm that instructions have been issued to expedite payment of all delayed staff January wages.”Earlier in the day manager Neil Lennon had revealed he and his coaching team had provided financial support themselves for some of the staff most affected by the missed pay packets.“I’ve got staff – part of my football staff and backroom staff – that are struggling to make ends meet at the minute,” Lennon revealed.“That’s not a great scenario. Some of us have had a whip round for a few of them just to keep them on board.“Hopefully when the car park sale goes through we can get a takeover done eventually and things can move on from here.”Lennon added of the staff: “They’ve been here quite a while and they absolutely love the club. If anyone deserves to be paid it’s probably these people for what they give to the club.”last_img read more


first_imgA woman who was viciously beaten and sexually assaulted by her former partner for 90 minutes is to appeal the leniency of the sentence.Danielle Kerrigan, 21, was subjected to a brutal ordeal which left her black and blue from head to toe.Her attacker, Eamon Harkin, 24, the father of her young son, received 240 hours community service after pleading guilty to the attack at Letterkenny Circuit Court. Now Ms Kerrigan, from Convoy, wants the Director of Public Prosecutions to appeal the sentence.Ms Kerrigan said she is fearful Harkin will strike again and attack another woman.“I am fearful he will do it to another woman. Sometimes, I think it was a waste of time going to court because we didn’t get the justice we deserved.“But if my story helps one woman to come forward, then it will all have been worthwhile.“I was scared of him and I was scared of how people would react to me when I told them what he had doe to me,” said the brave young mother.Donegal Daily first broke the story of the brutal attack on Ms Kerrigan.Harkin, from St Eunan’s Terrace in Raphoe, attacked Danielle so viciously that he left his footprint on her leg.He only stopped beating her to get a drink of water from the couple’s former home.Ms Kerrigan has now revealed she has installed CCTV at her home because she still fears what Harkin is capable of.The full horrific story is in today’s Mail on Sunday.WOMAN BATTERED FOR 90 MINUTES TO APPEAL ATTACKER’S SENTENCE AFTER HE WALKED FREE was last modified: November 18th, 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) Tags:attackerconvoyDanielle KerriganEamonn HarkinprisonRaphoelast_img read more

Transfer BLOW! Premier League clubs to miss out on Juventus star Mario Lemina

first_img1 Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina Arsenal, Everton and Watford’s hopes of landing Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina have been dealt a major blow as he could be used as makeweight in a deal for Sevilla star Steven N’Zonzi instead.Lemina is ready to leave Juventus this summer after finding his path to the first team blocked since arriving from Marseille in 2015.The 23-year-old has been unable to dislodge the likes of Miralem Pjanic and Sami Khedira and Arsenal, Everton and Watford are ready to offer him a route out of Turin.But the Premier League trio’s hopes of landing the Gabon international have now taken a hit as Juve have other plans for him.The Italian champions are trying to conclude a deal with Sevilla for N’Zonzi and, according to Sportitalia, they are ready to use Lemina as a makeweight.Juventus hope the inclusion of the midfielder will help get a deal over the line as they are currently unwilling to meet the £35million price tag.last_img read more


first_imgBlind schoolgirl Keri Kelly will fly to China in the early hours of tomorrow morning hoping the miracle procedure to have her sight restored will be a success.Little Keri, 9, from Buncrana, will fly to China for the procedure at the Beike Clinic in Qingdao with mum Tracey.Keri, who has been blind since birth, was born with optic nerve hypoplasia which means her optic nerves have never grown. However her family is hoping a ground-breaking stemcell treatment with help her see again.The procedure, which will involve seven IV treatments and a lumber puncture, will take a couple of weeks and the family will not return to Ireland until November 1st.Keri’s mum Kelly told DONEGALDAILY.COM she is excited but also very nervous about building up her daughter’s dreams so much in case the operation is not a success.“We have nothing to lose but I would hate for Keri to go through all this and not for her sight to improve. “She is very excited but I have to say that I am very nervous about it all,” said Tracey.Tracey has spoken to a number of people from around the world including America and England who have had successful stem-cell procedures to have their sight restored.“I only spoke to one person who had no benefit from the treatment and that gives me hope. Any improvement in her sight would mean so much to us,” she said.Little Keri, a pupil at Scoil Iosagain in Buncrana, told her mum that the first things she wants to see is her face and a rainbow!Keri’s younger sister Zoe, 5, will stay with her granny Celine Duffy for the month when her mum and sister are in China. “She’s delighted and can’t wait to go on her ‘holidays’ to her gran’s which gives me peace of mind when I’m over there,” she said.Tracey said she will be forever in debt to the people of Buncrana and Co Donegal who held charity football matches, sponsored walks and concerts to raise the €30,000 needed for the treatment.“Their kindness has given Keri a chance for a new life and we will be forever in their debt no matter what happens. I can only thank them from the bottom of my heart,” she said.Ends KERI FLIES TO CHINA HOPING FOR MIRACLE CURE TO HELP HER SEE AGAIN was last modified: October 4th, 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)Tags:Keri Kellystem cell treatmentTracey Kellylast_img read more