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La Penitence man jailed for gun possession

first_imgEdward McCullen was on Monday sentenced to three years when he made his appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and was found guilty of being in possession of an illegal firearm along with matching ammunition. He was also fined ,000 each for the two charges.It was alleged that on June 5, 2015 at East La Penitence, Georgetown, he had in his possession one Intratec firearm and matchingEdward McCullenammunition without a gun and ammunition licence.The Prosecution contended that Police officers were in the vicinity of East La Penitence when gun shots were heard.Upon investigating, the defendant was seen running with the gun in his hand. The Police gave chase and he dropped the weapon in a nearby septic tank and approached the officers. He was arrested, taken to the septic tank where the gun was recovered and later taken to Eve Leary Headquarters where he was charged.In presenting her ruling, Magistrate McLennan said that after investigations, it was established that the gun found in the septic tank was the same weapon used to fire the shots that were heard. Also the shell casing matched those found in the firearm.Additionally, the defendant was previously convicted for 58 months on a similar offence, a possession charge.After considering the facts of the case, McLennan declared that the court is satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant did carry out the act for which he is charged.However, the defendant was not satisfied with the ruling and pleaded to the McLennan saying that he was not in possession of any firearm nor was he even aware of the incident for which he is being charged.He explained that on the day in question, he was sitting on his bridge when Police officers ran past him. He added that as they were returning, they noticed him on the bridge and arrested and later charged him with the offence.Magistrate McLennan explained to him that the evidence provided proved contrary to his plea and handed down the sentence.last_img read more

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Grande Prairie Hit & Run

first_imgAt last report, a 27 year old Grande Prairie woman was still in hospital with undisclosed injuries following a early morning hit and run incident in a night club parking lot on Saturday. The RCMP responded to a call from the night club at about 2:30, and located a suspect vehicle about an hour later, just a few blocks away. The alleged driver was arrested but later released, on documents compelling his appearance in Grande Prairie Provincial Court at an unspecified date. – Advertisement -Charges of Hit and Run, and Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle Causing Bodily Harm are pending, against an unidentified 28 year old Grande Prairie man. The Mounties are looking for witness information, and taking public information assistance calls at the Grande Prairie Detachment and Crime Stoppers numbers…780-830-5700 and 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

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Mourinho in selection dilemma for Spurs semi

first_img0Shares0000On target: Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring their second goal © AFP / Glyn KIRKBOURNEMOUTH, United Kingdom, Apr 18 – Jose Mourinho admitted Manchester United had given him an FA Cup semi-final selection dilemma after their 2-0 win at Bournemouth on Wednesday.Goals from Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku sealed the points at Dean Court after Mourinho made seven changes in the aftermath of United’s shock defeat to struggling West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. That limp surrender had gifted the Premier League title to Manchester City, prompting Mourinho to accuse his players of complacency.In a bid to shake up his under-performing stars and rest key players, the United manager rang the changes against Bournemouth, with Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Juan Mata among the big names left out of the starting line-up ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham.Paul Pogba kept his place despite mounting speculation Mourinho is ready to sell the out-of-form France midfielder in the close-season.Mourinho’s hardline stance appeared to sting his players into action as Smalling opened the scoring in the first half.Lukaku came off the bench to seal the points in the closing stages as United consolidated second place in the Premier League.Mourinho was impressed with the work done by his new-look side and claimed he would have to think hard before deciding his Cup line-up.“Everything was good, I am happy. Every player on the pitch was positive and put himself available for Saturday,” Mourinho said.“The players were in the right positions and not trying one more flick, one more trick.“I will not play this 11 at Wembley but all of them told me (with their performances) that they want to play and they are ready.“Obviously I will bring back Lukaku, Antonio Valencia, Nemanja Matic.”Pogba was widely criticised for his lacklustre display against Albion — the latest in a long line of disappointing efforts from the former Juventus star since his move to United two seasons ago.That sparked talk that Mourinho has told United to put Pogba up for sale, just days after Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he had been offered the chance to sign the midfielder by his agent in January.Whether Pogba features at Wembley this weekend will go some way to showing whether he is still part of Mourinho’s long-term plans, but he at least impressed his boss for one night after winning the man of the match award.“I’m not very good on man of the match, I’m not a big fan of it, but Paul Pogba played very well,” Mourinho said.“Against Man City he was phenomenal but today he was very, very good. A good choice.”Mourinho’s side are 14 points clear of fifth placed Chelsea and will be guaranteed to qualify for the Champions League if the Blues fail to beat Burnley on Thursday.“The first ambition was to finish in the top four and now one point is probably enough. When we have that resolved we can think about third and second place,” Mourinho added.Smalling put United ahead in the 28th minute when he tapped in from Jesse Lingard’s cross despite Bournemouth appeals for offside.Having survived two Bournemouth penalty appeals — including Luke Shaw blocking out Callum Wilson as he tried to finish off a cross — United doubled their lead in the 70th minute.Pogba was slightly more effective after his recent troubles and he created United’s second goal.Breaking up a Bournemouth attack, he galloped clear and picked out Lukaku’s run with a perfectly-weighted pass.Lukaku capped the raid by slotting past Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic to claim his 27th goal of the season.That clinched United’s sixth win in their last seven league games, but all eyes remained on Pogba.He was substituted soon after and initially headed straight down the tunnel, but was directed to the bench, where he took a seat on the back row like a naughty child at school.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Gerrard confirms ‘positive’ talks with Rangers

first_img0Shares0000Former Liverpool and England player Steven Gerrard is being heavily linked with the Rangers manager’s job © AFP/File / Ian MacNicolLondon, United Kingdom, May 1 – Steven Gerrard confirmed he will hold further negotiations with Rangers over the vacant managerial job at Ibrox on Thursday after “positive” early talks.Rangers sacked Graeme Murty on Tuesday following Sunday’s 5-0 thrashing at the hands of bitter rivals Celtic that saw Brendan Rodgers’s men seal a seventh consecutive Scottish Premiership title. “There’s an interest, there’s been initial talks and the plan is to pick them up in a couple of days time,” Gerrard told BT Sport, who he works for as a pundit on top of his duties as Liverpool’s under-18’s coach.Gerrard will be in Rome on Wednesday as Liverpool aim to reach the Champions League final, holding a 5-2 first leg lead over Roma.However, on his return to the UK, the former England captain plans to meet once more with the Rangers hierarchy.“I’ve held positive talks with them. I’m busy for a couple of days now, but the plan is to pick them up on Thursday and we’ll see if we can progress it.”Rangers said they hope to be able to release details about Murty’s successor “in the near future”.Assistant coaches Jimmy Nicholl and Jonatan Johansson will take over dugout responsibilities for Saturday’s home game with Kilmarnock, while Rangers chiefs look to lift the gloom currently sitting over Ibrox.The appointment of Gerrard, whose glorious Liverpool career came to an end when Rodgers was still in charge at Anfield in 2015, would restore some lost glamour to Scottish football.However, hiring a rookie with no senior managerial experience would represent the latest in a series of gambles by Rangers’ beleaguered board.The Glasgow giants lie third in the Premiership table with three games of the season remaining, with only goal difference separating them from fourth-placed Hibernian.Murty took over on an interim basis for the second time in October following the sacking of Pedro Caixinha.After Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes turned down the chance of a return to Ibrox in December, Murty was then put in charge for the rest of the season.Graeme Murty took over as manager of Rangers on an interim basis in October © AFP/File / Gregg NewtonBut two days on from Sunday’s Parkhead mauling, the 43-year-old was called into a meeting with managing director Stewart Robertson to be told he was being sacked.“Rangers are grateful to Graeme, who did not hesitate when asked last October to become interim manager after the departure of Pedro Caixinha and then, at the turn of the year, when he was offered the role as manager until the end of the season,” the club said in a statement.“Graeme has had to contend with difficult and challenging circumstances but conducted himself in a thoroughly professional manner. He will take some time to consider his options, which include returning to his role at the Rangers Academy.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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BUNCRANA SET TO GO BARGAIN MAD ON ‘FIVER FRIDAY’

first_imgONE Donegal town is going FIVER FRIDAY mad this week…..The annual event, run by RTE Radio One’s Joe Duffy on his Liveline programme, is back on this Friday.It’s a day where businesses offer bargains for €5, helping to support communities and businesses. Donegal Daily is supporting the initiative; so if you want to join in, contact Liveline and then let us know….and we’ll let our 64,000 daily readers know too.Buncrana – and every business in it – is joining.Buncrana Chamber of Commerce have coordinated fantastic offers for Fiver Friday.Said Joe: “We’re delighted to have the following businesses on board. Get out there and see what they have to offer on the day! SuperValu Buncrana / The Coffee Cup / Pixcam / Bernie’s Barbers / Macs / The Strand Hotel Ballyliffin / Hegarty’s Home Interiors / Callaghan Jewellers / Card n Candies / O Donnell’s Broadway / O Flaherty’s Bar / Gallagher Meats / Glow Beauty Salon / Glamour by Breige / D K Beauty @ Glamour / Cullens Cockhill / The Jewel Casket / John Barr Boutique / Shoe and Sport Store / Grants Butchers / Liam’s Barbers / The Lily Rose Café and Sandwich Bar / Munchies Sweet Shop / Topline Fashions / Joan’s Beauty Salon / Joe McConnell Furniture / Valu Clean-2 shirts wash / Michelle’s Beauty and Injury Clinic / Crossans The Jewellers / McLaughlin Motor Factors / Healthwise / Grants Shoes / An Siopa Gruaige / Brennans Pharmacy / Premier Meats / Health Food Store / The Lunch Box / McDaids Bathroom Plumbing Tiles / Lieus Bar / Stationary 2000 / WM Grant Insurance / Zissors / Bloomin’ Marvellous / Bliss Hair Studio / Crana Joinery / The Inishowen Gateway Hotel BUNCRANA SET TO GO BARGAIN MAD ON ‘FIVER FRIDAY’ was last modified: October 21st, 2014 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:buncranadonegalfiver fridaylast_img read more

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No meters, but maybe more fines

first_imgBURBANK – The city has backed off from a plan to install parking meters downtown after merchants complained it would be bad for business. But revised plans that call for more enforcement of parking time limits between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. on downtown streets are raising new ire, demonstrating the challenge in solving the area’s parking problems. “I feel great that they’re not going to have the parking meters,” said Kessler’s Jewelers owner Barry Kessler, who collected more than 30 signatures of merchants opposed to meters. “But it’s not over yet. There’s still a fight ahead.” But Jeanne Keeler, the city’s parking analyst, said there are only two options. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“You can reduce the expenses or raise the revenues,” she said. “That’s all you can do.” The parking issue came up at a City Council meeting Tuesday, when city staff members outlined a revised parking management plan to alleviate downtown’s parking crisis, fueled by booming business since the late 1990s. The council asked city staffers to analyze the financial status of the Parking Authority Fund and provide a more in-depth look at the costs associated with increased enforcement downtown. City staff recommended increasing the enforcement from one parking control officer working the beat part time to three full-time officers, which would push up costs from the current $7,300 a year to as much as $220,000 a year, if officials use city staff. Currently, one officer patrols the downtown area part time in addition to covering other areas of the city. Officials estimate the cost of hiring three contract parking police would be about $108,000 a year. Besides a potential increase in parking enforcement, officials are planning to install a $400,000 “smart signage” system that uses electronic signs at garage entrances to direct drivers to the closest available parking. The council also recently passed a new valet parking ordinance that allows the city to monitor valet operations. That program is set to begin July 1. “We would tell a valet operator where they could operate downtown,” Keeler said. “We would tell them what the rules are to run a valet (service), but we don’t hire them.” For years, city officials have tried to fix the downtown parking crunch, and meters were one potential solution. A 2004 study found the 11,000 spaces in and around downtown aren’t enough to meet demand and that meters would help parking enforcement officers better track vehicles that violate the one-hour limit along San Fernando Road. The issue comes as City Hall has been trying to overcome financial problems with the Parking Authority Fund, which has struggled to continue to operate and maintain the downtown parking supply, Keeler said. The fund has been running at a deficit of about $200,000 a year because of the cost of maintaining the city’s eight downtown parking structures and seven lots, Keeler said. “The cost of maintenance is a huge block of expense,” she said. “The Parking Authority Fund has been running at a deficit for the last four years with no end in sight.” jason.kandel@dailynews.com (818) 546-3306160Want 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

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Warburton: ‘I never resigned from Rangers – I learned of my sacking on TV’

first_img 3 But the former Brentford boss left the Ibrox in early 2017, and his exit is still shrouded in controversy.Rangers endured a tough start to life back in the Scottish top flight under Warburton, as Celtic steamrollered their way to the Premiership title.In February 2017, with the team sitting 27 points behind their Old Firm rivals, Rangers released a statement claiming they had ‘accepted the resignations’ of Warburton and his right-hand men David Weir and Frank McPartland.The coach insists to this day he and his team never resigned their posts. Warburton enjoyed early success as manager of Rangers And Warburton has told talkSPORT he still receives abusive messages from Rangers fans who believe he quit the club to take over at Nottingham Forest, where he was appointed manager a month later.Speaking to  Jim White on Tuesday, Warburton said: “I was sitting on my sofa at 8:50pm and I saw it on Sky Sports News.“It came as an absolute shock to me.“I want to ram home the point that you would never walk away from a club of Rangers’ stature.“I did not resign, absolutely not. 3 3center_img “What happened? That’s another story. The club maybe wanted a change, and that’s fine.“But I still get abuse texts from many Rangers fans thinking I’ve walked away from their club.“Myself, David Wier and Frank McPartland, all three of us left at the same time. David is in their Hall of Fame – do you think he would walk away from Rangers?“I would never walk away from Rangers. It was a privilege to be there.”Listen back to Mark Warburton on talkSPORT above Mark Warburton has told talkSPORT he did NOT resign as manager of Rangers, and only discovered he was sacked by the club when he saw the news on the television at home.Warburton was the man who guided the Glasgow club back to the Scottish Premiership, sealing a league and cup double by winning the Championship title and Scottish Challenge Cup in his first season in charge. Warburton with assistant coach – and Rangers legend – David Weir Warburton was widely credited for transforming Rangers during his short spell in charge last_img read more

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DID YOU REMEMBER TO PUT CLOCKS FORWARD?

first_imgDid you remember to put your clocks forward by one hour last night.Summertime officially begins today and judging by the rise in temperatures we could be in for an early one!  DID YOU REMEMBER TO PUT CLOCKS FORWARD? was last modified: March 25th, 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)last_img

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Men’s Golf Gets Out To Strong Start At Fighting Irish Classic

first_imgStory Links Fighting Irish Classic First Day Results  “We are hitting the ball well and if we eliminate the doubles that we had today and make a few more birdies we will score well tomorrow,” said Lewis. “Jack played great in the first round. He was a couple of swings away from a really low round,” said Lewis. “We got off to a great start this morning. We hit the ball well and gave ourselves a ton of birdie looks but just didn’t convert enough of them,” said Drake head coach Matt Lewis. Senior Drew Ison got out to a tough start shooting a 77, but bounced back in the second 18 holes of the day by firing an even par 70 for a total score of 147. Sophomore Chase Wicklund also recorded a 36-hole total of 147 (73-74), while freshman Tim Lim rounded the team’s effort with a total score of 150 (77-73).center_img SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Drake University men’s golf team recorded two of its best rounds of the season to get out to a strong start at the Fighting Irish Classic on Sunday at the Warren Golf Course in South Bend, Ind. The Bulldogs will close out play at the Fight Irish Classic on Monday. Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs tallied a pair of 290s for a 36-hole total score of 580 (290-290) and are in 10th-place. Drake is just 13 strokes from fifth-place Oakland and William & Mary (267). Host Notre Dame leads the 13-team field with a score of 542 (272-270). Sophomore Kyle MacDonald and junior Jack Kennedy led the team on the first day and are tied for 28th-place. Kennedy started his day strong by firing a one-under par 69 but finished the day shooting a 75 to close out the day. MacDonald carded a one-over par 71 and then recorded a 73 for a total score of 144.last_img read more

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RED TAPE IS RUINING FARMERS’ LIVELIHOODS IN CREESLOUGH – CLAIM

first_imgThe National Parks and Wildlife Service in Donegal has been slammed amidst claims that they are ruining the livelihoods of farmers in Creeslough.It follows the destruction of an embankment which had protected the farms of farmers in the area last year.Donegal County Council had received finding to rebuild the embankment but the NPWS said it is not satisfied with the reinstatement. Cllr John Sheamais O’Fearraigh claims the response of the National Parks and Wildlife for its red tape measures which he says are ruining the livelihood of many farmers in Creeslough.The Sinn Fein councillor said
”During the storms of last year, the embankment which protected these land from the elements of the sea was washed away. These agricultural lands have been left unusable, ruining the livelihoods of farmers in the area.”“Donegal County Council had received funding to rebuild the embankment this year, only to be informed by the National Parks and Wildlife that they are not happy with the reinstatement. This in turn will hold up the project indefinitely. The position adopted by the National Parks and Wildlife is tying this project up in red-tape, and ruining these farmers livelihoods.“I would ask that Minister Joe McHugh, as he the person with responsiblity for this section, to immediately step-in and put a stop to this fiasco. This embankment protected these lands for over a hundred years. This project aimed simply to reinstate what has been there before and let these farmers get back to providing for their families.”  RED TAPE IS RUINING FARMERS’ LIVELIHOODS IN CREESLOUGH – CLAIM was last modified: October 18th, 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:CreesloughdonegalNational parks and Wildlife servicelast_img read more

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