PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Trinidad and Tobago were left with an uphill task of reaching the CONCACAF Gold Cup after slumping to a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Suriname in the opening game of the Caribbean Football Union qualifying series here Wednesday night. Following a goalless first half at the Ato Boldon Stadium, the hosts fell behind in the 76th minute through a Guno Kwasie strike but equalised five minutes later, thanks to a Tyrone Charles bombshell. With all to play for in added time, Ivanildo Rozenblad netted in the first period to break Trinidad’s hearts and leave their qualification hanging by a thread. NO EASY GAMES “We knew it would not have been an easy game. In football, there are no easy games,” head coach Tom Saintfiet told a post-game media conference. T&T suffered a blow prior to kick-off when striker Cornell Glen was injured during warm-up and ruled out of the contest. T&T clash with French Caribbean side Haiti in the final game of the series on Sunday at the same venue. The winners of the qualifying series will face the fifth-placed side from Central America in another play-off which will determine the final place at this July’s CONCACAF Gold Cup in United States.
Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan has released on $30,000 bail Orson Williams, a Port Kaituma man whom Police contend had stolen 20 gallons of gasoline, 16 empty Banks beer bottles, and other articles all to the accumulative value of $96,000.This heist was allegedly committed at Port Kaituma, North West District, Region One between January 8 and 10, 2018.The 30-year-old Williams, who gave his address as Mc Doom, Port Kaituma, said he works on a dredge. He denied that he had stolen property belonging to virtual complainant Elroy Allan.Although disclosing that nothing of the stolen items was recovered, the prosecution had no objection to Williams being placed on bail, thus he was placed on bail.He has, however, been ordered to report to the Port Kaituma Station every other Friday for the duration of the matter.The case has been transferred before the Mathew’s Ridge Magistrate for February 6.
…threatened to bomb businessesThe Parika, East Bank Essequibo man who had been residing in Venezuela and who had threatened to bomb several stores in Guyana in a Facebook post was on Monday slapped with an inciting public terror charge.Shaim Wazir Nazir being escorted after his court appearanceShaim Wazir Nazir, 23, who at the time of making the post was living at Parika Backdam, stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.He denied that between June 1 and June 3, 2018 at Parika Backdam, with intent to cause public terror, he wrote in a Facebook post: “Essequibo belongs to Venezuela, I will bomb all of your stores one by one.”Nazir, who worked as a labourer and who returned to Guyana just six months ago, was remanded to prison. According to Chief Magistrate McLennan, the defendant was remanded in the name of public safety.The case will continue on June 26, 2018 at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court.Following the post, hundreds of Guyanese called for his arrest.
Keith Gillespie says he is stunned by Alan Pardew’s decision to quit Newcastle for Crystal Palace.Pardew is ironing out contract details with the Eagles after agreeing to leave St James’ Park to take over the Premier League strugglers.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, former Magpies ace Gillespie said: “Newcastle is a massive job and Alan Pardew is leaving a club who are sitting pretty in the top half to go to a team that are going to be fighting relegation.“No disrespect to Crystal Palace but Newcastle is a huge, huge club and I’m surprised someone would leave that to join a relegation-threatened team.”
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Now right-hander Jorge Sosa makes his first playoff start for the Braves, who converted the power reliever into a starter midway through the season to fill a spot in an injury-plagued rotation. He went 10-3 with a 2.62 ERA as a starter. “Without him, we wouldn’t have recovered, I don’t think. He pitched like a guy that was in the rotation, one of those guys making $7 (million), $8 million,” Atlanta manager Bobby Cox 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 MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “I think Rocket and Andy really like being on the big stage. They sort of feed off that a little bit,” manager Phil Garner said. “Roy doesn’t shy down from it at all, but his personality is just much more low-key.” Oswalt was Houston’s starter on opening day, not Clemens or Pettitte for their hometown team. And Oswalt’s last start was in the regular-season finale Sunday, when he beat the Chicago Cubs to make sure the Astros won the wild card outright without having to play a one-game tiebreaker. “I don’t think he’s going to be running for political office any time soon. He just enjoys pitching,” Garner said. “If he could just move all this into his hometown, I think he’d be perfectly fine with that.” In his two starts in last year’s playoff series against Atlanta, Oswalt allowed three runs over 11 1/3 innings, winning the decisive Game 5. The Braves had 10 hits and nine runs (seven earned) over five innings May 6 in their only game against Oswalt this season. HOUSTON — Roy Oswalt likes his position in the Houston Astros’ playoff rotation. Back home today for Game 3 of their NL division series and needing a victory to take control, the Astros finally get to their 20-game winner against the Atlanta Braves. Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens started the first two games, which the teams split. “I like those guys to get all the recognition, myself. I don’t like to be the guy that stands out,” Oswalt said Friday, a day before his fourth career playoff start. “I like kind of sneaking up on guys instead of being out front.” That doesn’t mean Oswalt (20-12), the first pitcher since 2001-02 with consecutive 20-win seasons, isn’t a big-game pitcher. The right-hander from Weir, Miss., a town of about 600 people, just isn’t enamored with the spotlight off the mound.
• AP Video: Civil Jury says Blake behind wife’s murder For More Info BURBANK – Emmy-winning actor Robert Blake, acquitted eight months ago of murdering his wife, was found liable Friday in her shooting death and ordered to pay $30 million to her children. After deliberating eight days in the wrongful-death lawsuit brought by her family, the jury ruled 10-2 that the 72-year-old star of TV’s “Baretta” had “intentionally caused the death” of Bonny Lee Bakley.Wearing a black suit, Blake looked down and clenched his jaw as the jury read its verdict. Afterward, the actor who portrayed a murderer in the movie “In Cold Blood” ducked without a word out a side door of the Burbank County Courthouse.Peter Ezzell, Blake’s attorney, did not comment on the verdict.Blake testified for eight days during the civil trial, repeatedly denying he killed his wife of six months. Jurors said Blake’s testimony damaged his case.“As a group, we believe that Mr. Blake was perhaps his worst enemy on the stand,” jury foreman Bob Horn said outside the court. “(He) was absolutely unprofessional.“The majority of us felt that Mr. Blake is guilty. There is no price you can put on somebody’s mother, on somebody’s family … on love.”Bakley was found shot to death on May 4, 2001, in Blake’s black Dodge Stealth, parked outside Vitello’s restaurant in Studio City, where the couple had dined earlier in the evening.He was charged with murder in 2002 and was acquitted during a criminal trial last March.In their civil suit, the Bakley family accused Blake of trying to hire two former Hollywood stuntmen to kill his wife in order to gain custody of their baby. When the plan fizzled, they said, he pulled the trigger himself.The civil jury also found that Blake’s handyman, Earle Caldwell of Burbank, did not collaborate in the killing.None of Bakley’s four children was in the courtroom, but their attorney said they were overwhelmed by the decision.“It’s a good day for America,” Eric Dubin told a crush of reporters after the verdict. “It’s a good day for justice.“These kids lost their mom, and that got overlooked over the years,” he said. “This was a real family, this was a real person, and to have that validated in a court of law means an awful lot to these kids.”Asked if he was concerned that Blake, who claims he is broke, will not pay the damages, Dubin said, “I’m not worried about that issue. I have every reason to believe he will pay.”During the two-month trial, Dubin argued that Blake despised Bakley, whom he believed trapped him into marriage by getting pregnant. Once a paternity test determined that Blake was the father, Dubin said, Blake wanted his wife dead in order to raise his beloved Rosie by himself.Dubin used various depositions from Blake, an investigator who worked for the actor and others to claim that Blake had a plan to kidnap Rosie and get Bakley arrested and jailed – and if that failed, to have Bakley killed.While testifying, Blake threatened Dubin and drew laughter from jurors by lodging his own objections and calling the lawyer “chief,” “junior” or “sonny.”During the trial, Ezzell, Blake’s attorney, depicted Bakley as a grifter who preyed on lonely men, selling them nude pictures of herself and extracting money with promises of sex and marriage. She was on probation for fraud when Blake married her.Blake claimed that on the night of the killing, he left the 44-year-old Bakley in the car while he returned to Vitello’s to retrieve a gun he carried for protection that he’d left behind in their booth.But when he returned to his car, he found his wife slumped and bleeding in her seat.Unlike Blake’s criminal trial, where 12 jurors had to reach a unanimous verdict of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, the civil wrongful-death case required that nine of 12 jurors believe by a “preponderance” of evidence that Blake was responsible for the crime.Reached Friday by The Associated Press, Simpson questioned the system that allowed both celebrity defendants to be found liable for murder after being acquitted in criminal court.“I still don’t get how anyone can be found not guilty of a murder and then be found responsible for it in any way shape or form,” Simpson said in a phone interview from his Florida home. “… I’d love to hear how that’s not double jeopardy.”Burbank residents were mixed in their reactions to the $30 million judgment.“Wow,” said Sandra Marlene, 53. “I don’t think he should have to pay a penny. He was found innocent.”But Peggy Duncan, however, said she wholeheartedly agreed with the judgment against Blake.“Good,” she said. “I was waiting for this. I think he killed her and should pay for it.” firstname.lastname@example.org(818) 713-3730 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want 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 MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Fixer-upper with great potential. Close to shopping. Forty-five buildings. Great yard. Very secure. Appraised at $108 million, but will take best offer. For the first time, the 75-acre former site of the Fred C. Nelles Youth Correctional Facility on Whittier Boulevard has been put up for sale to the general public. The California Department of General Services this week placed an advertisement for the property on its Web site: www.resd.dgs.ca.gov/StateSurplusProperty/default.htm. Bidding ends March 17. The site does not list a price, but the property has been appraised at about $108 million, according to state officials. The listing was a disappointment for city officials, who had hoped to buy the property before it went to bid. Senate Bill 1102, a budget bill Assemblyman Rudy Bermudez, D-Norwalk, helped write, gave the city the first chance to work with the state on a price for the property. The city, along with development partners from four private companies, offered the state $83 million – a bid rejected as too low by state officials. The process left a sour taste in the mouths of city officials, who said they did their best to work out a deal with the state but felt state officials never made a serious effort to work out a deal with the city. “I don’t know if the state ever really intended to complete the process and give us a real shot at it,” said Mayor Greg Nordbak. The city will still control the zoning on the property, he said. “No matter what, Whittier wins,” he said. The city has one last chance to take its offer before the state’s Public Works Board on Tuesday, but it is unlikely the city will appeal, Nordbak said. State officials said they took Whittier’s offer seriously, but they felt they could get a better price on the open market. The 104-year-old facility was closed in 2004 after state auditors determined that the prison needed about $75 million in upgrades. email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2703
Claire Nic Suibhne from Rann na Feirste who won second prize in the Storytelling competition for 15-18 year olds at the Oireachtas festival in Killarney. The Oireachtas celebrates the best of sean-nós singing, dancing and storytelling. Pic: Clive WassonThe annual Oireachtas festival which celebrates the best of sean-nós singing, dancing and storytelling took place in the INEC Killarney over the weekend and plenty of trophies, cups and medals are making their way to Donegal this week. One of the stand-out winners is Eoghan Ó Curraighín from Baile Mór in Teelin who took away two big prizes – first prize in the Dreas Cainte competition and first prize in the Storytelling competition – it was his 6th time winning the Storytelling competition – the only person to win it so many times.Storytelling must run in the family as his son Shane won second prize in the qualifying competition in Storytelling. Dreas Cainte competition1st prize – Eoghan Ó Curraighín from Teelin in Donegal.Storytelling – qualifying competition2nd prize – Shane Ó Curraighín from Teelin in Donegal. Storytelling – main competiton1st prize: Eoghan Ó Curraighín from Teelin in Donegal.Amhrán Saothair2nd prize: Áine Ní Bhreisleáin and Suzanne Ní Ghallchóir from Gaoth Dóbhair in DonegalCorn Uí Riada sean-nós singing competition 3rd prize: Máire Ní Choilm from Gaoth Dóbhair in DonegalAithriseoireacht Under 121st prize: Ailbhe Ní Ghallchóir from na Doirí Beaga in Donegal2nd prize: Joseph Mac Suibhne from Rann na Feirste in Donegal Aithriseoireacht 12-15 years1st prize: Hugh Anthony Mac Suibhne from Rann na Feirste in DonegalSean-nós singing competition Under 122nd prize: Gráinne Ní Dhomhnaill from Cionn Caslach in DonegalSean-nós singing competition 12-15 years1st prize: Naoise Mac Cathmhaoil from Ard an Ratha in DonegalStorytelling competition 15-18 years2nd prize: Claire Nic Suibhne from Rann na Feirste in DonegalMáire Mhic Niallais and Bláthnaid Ó Brádaigh, President of Oireachtas na Gaeilge presenting Ailbhe Ní Ghallchóir from na Doirí Beaga in Donegal with first prize in the Under 12 Aithriseoireacht competition at the Oireachtas festival in Killarney. He also won first prize in the Dreas Cainte competition. The Oireachtas celebrates the best of sean-nós singing, dancing and storytelling. Pic: Clive WassonHugh Anthony Mac Suibhne from Rann na Feirste who won first prize in the Aithriseoireacht competition for 12-15 year olds at the Oireachtas festival in Killarney. He also won first prize in the Dreas Cainte competition. The Oireachtas celebrates the best of sean-nós singing, dancing and storytelling. Pic: Clive WassonEoghan Ó Curraighín from Teileann in Donegal who won first prize in the main Storytelling competition for the sixth time at the Oireachtas festival in Killarney. He also won first prize in the Dreas Cainte competition. The Oireachtas celebrates the best of sean-nós singing, dancing and storytelling. Pic: Clive WassonEoghan Ó Curraighín from Teileann in Donegal who won first prize in the main Storytelling competition for the sixth time at the Oireachtas festival in Killarney. He also won first prize in the Dreas Cainte competition. The Oireachtas celebrates the best of sean-nós singing, dancing and storytelling. Pic: Clive WassonPICTURE SPECIAL: DONEGAL’S FINEST CLEAN UP AT THE OIREACHTAS FESTIVAL was last modified: November 5th, 2013 by John2Share 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:KILLARNEYOIREACHTASPICTURE SPECIAL: DONEGAL’S FINEST CLEAN UP AT THE OIREACHTAS FESTIVAL
School secretaries from all over the northwest staged a rally at the office of Education Minister Joe McHugh TD in Letterkenny on today (Sat). The rally took place as union FÛrsa prepare to reveal the result of a nationwide ballot for industrial action in its campaign for fair pay and working conditions for school secretaries.The ballot outcome will be announced on Monday, September 9th. The union balloted its members over the summer after education department officials refused to discuss proposals to overcome a two-tier pay system that leaves most earning just Ä12,500 a year, with irregular, short-term contracts that force them to sign on during the summer holidays and other school breaks.FÛrsa has mounted a campaign for pay justice for school secretaries, most of whom are very poorly paid and have irregular, short-term contracts.This, according to FÛrsa, is because of antiquated and discriminatory employment status, foisted upon school secretaries in 1978, which gives a minority directly-employed public service status, while the majority are employed by school management boards, which determine their pay and conditions. A number of speakers addressed the protest including FÛrsa President Ann Mc Gee. Minister Mc Hugh’s office was closed and the Minister, who was understood to be at another event in Letterkenny, didn’t meet with the protestors.Seeking equal pay and rights at the protest in support of school secretaries outside Minister for Education Joe Mc Hugh’s office in Letterkenny on Saturday.Ten years old Orla Hedigan supporting her mum at the Forsa protest in support of schoolm secretaries outside Minister for Education Joe Mc Hugh’s office in Letterkenny on Saturday. (Photos by Eoin Mc Garvey)Supporting school secretaries at the Forsa protest outside Minister for Education Joe Mc Hugh’s office in Letterkenny on Saturday.Councillor John O’Donnell, Kathleen Doherty, Anne Mc Gee, Forsa President and Barry Cunninghan, Forsa outside Minister for Education Joe Mc Hugh’s office in Letterkenny on Saturday in support of school secretaries.Forsa President Ann Mc Gee addressing the protest in support of school secretaries outside Education Minister Joe Mv Hugh’s office in Letterkenny on Saturday.Protestors outside Minister for Education Joe Mc Hugh’s office in Letterkenny on Saturday.Barry Cunningham from Forsa addressing the protest supporting school secretaries outside Education Minister Joe Mc Hugh’s office in Letterkenny on Saturday.Lynne O’Doherty and Jack Mc Monagle supporting the Forsa protest outside Education Minister Joe Mc Hugh’s office in Letterkenny on Saturday.Kathleen Doherty addressing the Forsa protest supporting school secretaries outside Minister for Education Joe Mc Hugh’s office in Letterkenny on Saturday.Protestors supporting school secretaries pictured outside the office of Minister for Education, Joe Mc Hugh TD in Letterkenny on Saturday.Representatives from Forsa, public representatives, school secretaries and their families pictured at the Forsa protest outside Minister for Education, Joe Mc Hugh’s office in Letterkenny on Saturday.Ann Mc Gee, Forsa President with Councillors Donal Coyle, Michael Mc Bride and John O’Donnell at the Forsa protest supporting school secretaries outside Minister or Education Joe Mc Hugh’s office in Letterkenny on Saturday.Pat O’Donnell, Glenties supporting his wife, a school secretary, at the protest by the Forsa union outside Minister Joe Mc Hugh’s office in Letterkenny on Saturday.Protesting in support of school secretaries outside Minister for Education Joe Mc Hugh’s office in Letterkenny on Saturday.School secretaries protest at Minister McHugh’s office in Letterkenny was last modified: September 10th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)