View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Mexico supporters outnumbered Germany fans at the Luzhniki Stadium and made almost all of the noise, roaring their team forward.Lozano, a 22-year-old forward from the Dutch league nicknamed “Chucky,” got Mexico going with a deflected shot over the bar in the first minute. That set the tone for Mexico to torment Germany on the counterattack, with Lozano taking full advantage of right back Joshua Kimmich’s tendency to go forward.In his first competitive start since Sept. 16 because of injury, Neuer was kept busy saving a stinging long shot from Hector Herrera in the 10th, then a header shortly after a free kick.Timo Werner could have scored when he picked up a ball near the penalty spot, but his shot went straight to Ochoa.With key players tiring in the second half, Mexico pulled back and substituted both Lozano and Carlos Vela. Germany then dominated but when it broke through the Mexican defense, the shooting was poor.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Mexico’s Hirving Lozano, celebrates scoring his side’s opening goal during the group F match between Germany and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)MOSCOW — Germany became the third defending champion in the last 16 years to lose its opening match at the World Cup, falling to Mexico 1-0 Sunday.Hirving Lozano scored the lone goal in the 35th minute, picking up Javier Hernandez’s pass inside the penalty area and beating Mesut Ozil before shooting past Manuel Neuer from 10 yards.ADVERTISEMENT “I don’t know if it’s the biggest victory in (Mexico’s) history, but one of the biggest for sure,” Lozano said. “It’s great to start on the right foot when you are playing the world champions.”France in 2002 and Spain in 2014 were the other defending champions to lose their opening matches. Neither of those teams advanced from the group stage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAfter Lozano’s goal, Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa pulled off a spectacular save to keep the score even, palming Toni Kroos’ shot onto the crossbar.The Germans are bidding to become the first team to retain the World Cup title since Brazil in 1962. They hadn’t lost an opening game since the then-West Germany succumbed 2-1 to Algeria in 1982. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Panama coach blunt and honest before World Cup debut Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Seeking defensive reinforcement, Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio brought on 39-year-old veteran Rafael Marquez to play in his fifth World Cup.KEYS TO SUCCESSKimmich’s charging runs far up the field can be a blessing and a curse for Germany.Lozano reveled in the space left for him on Mexico’s left flank and was a constant threat on the counterattack. Kimmich’s absence meant Ozil was left trying to stop Lozano for Mexico’s opening goal.Germany registered 25 shots to Mexico’s 12, but many were from long range and failed to seriously test Ochoa.GROUP DYNAMICSGermany needs points from matches against Sweden on Saturday and South Korea on June 27 to avoid elimination.Mexico’s next opponent is South Korea. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film
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Thirty-year-old taxi driver Steve Hercules from Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara (WBD) on Wednesday denied a $3.7 million theft charge, just one day after he pled guilty to ammunition and false licence plate possession charges. Hercules was one of six men, who were reportedly found with a quantity of firearms and ammunition while travelling in a stolen car, moments after allegedly attempting to commit a robbery last Tuesday on poultry farmer Michael Chang Yuen at Supply, East Bank Demerara (EBD).Steve Hercules and his alleged accomplices were shielding themselves from public view at the Providence Magistrate’s Court earlier this weekHe took the rap and was sentenced to eight years imprisonment and fined $800,000 for the illegal firearm, ammo and false licence plate charges. However, he was taken before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on even more charges on Wednesday but denied that on March 25, 2018, at Princes Street, Lodge, he stole Shawn Liverpool’s motor car along with cash and other items amounting to $3.7 million.Police said Hercules carried out the brazen attack while being armed with a gun. Hercules who was unrepresented at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts will make his next court appearance on April 30. Meanwhile, his alleged accomplices in the Supply robbery case will next appear at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on May 10.They are Mark Prince, a taxi driver of La Parfaite Harmonie, WBD; Leonard Khan, an Albouystown, Georgetown fish vendor; Marvin Blackman, a fish vendor of South Ruimveldt, Georgetown; Nabadingi Gobin, of Georgetown; and Edward Skeete of Albouystown. Gobin and Skeete were earlier this year released from a murder charge after a High Court Judge upheld a no-case submission.At Tuesday’s court appearance, the men, with the exception of Hercules, all denied the 10 charges that were read to them. The Prosecution’s case contends that on April 10, 2018, while being in the vicinity of Grove, EBD, they had in their possession six live .32 ammunition, eleven 9mm ammunition, two 9mm black pistols, and a .32 black Taurus pistol.Another charge stated that the men attempted to commit a felony on April 10.Hercules was additionally charged with fraudulent conversion of a vehicle’s identification mark. It was alleged that on April 10, 2018, at Grove, East Bank Demerara, he changed the identification plates of a grey Premio motorcar registered as PVV 6204 to HC 4543. Hercules however denied this charge. In fact, he told the court that a customer of his offered him $50,000 to transport the vehicle on April 10, 2018, to Georgetown from Soesdyke. Hercules said prior to him delivering the vehicle; he was told of the contents therein but still agreed to perform the duty. He further explained that on his way to the city, he collected the five men. The men, he argued, did not know about the gun and ammunition.
As Guyana prepares to celebrate its 50th independence anniversary, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has reassured tourists and Guyanese that security has been beefed up, noting that “this Golden jubilee celebration will definitely be secure and stable.”Ramjattan when prompted about Guyana 50th Independence security strategies, said, “There are lots of other things we can do that require resources but we are going to get resources… only recently the Canadians and the British indicated that they are coming to our assistance relating to those matters, the Americans have always been close to us and it will definitely be a secure stable jubilee celebrations and thereafter.”The Minister further added that the process of professionalising the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has commenced and over the past months, the GPF has been strengthening its capacity by conducting a series of training sessions, both locally and internationally.“Only two days ago we got almost 20 vehicles and that will enhance patrols in and around of Georgetown,” he said urging that ranks take care the vehicles since it makes no sense that the State is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to purchase vehicles that have to end up in workshops due to the carelessness of Police Officers.Ramjattan is urging celebrants to be positive since he is positive the Government is on track. “I want you to be positive because I am positive we are going to get it right.”
Social Performance Advisor Bryant Bird says the organization is doing its own week of caring, and will also be spending time in Dawson Creek and Chetwynd. “We’re here to help out and prepare lunch for the Salvation Army. We’ve just had a team helping out in the food bank,” he explains. “We’re going to be presenting a cheque to the Salvation Army for $250,000 which is for their new Light of the North transition home, and then we’re also presenting our top up cheque to the United Way. Our year end total for 2013 is just over $110,000 that we’ve helped raise for the United Way.”Niki Hedges of United Way Northern B.C. says she was contacted by Shell to take part in Days of Caring, and is appreciative of their efforts to help out in the community.- Advertisement -“Days of Caring is bringing groups of people together from one business or corporation to get a job done for not for profit organizations. Shell Canada got in touch with me looking for a project and I offered a few ideas and they said they would love to come on board and help with the Salvation Army,” she says. “It’s a great pleasure to work with such a keen group. Shell Canada contributes a lot on Days of Caring and many other ways giving back to the community.”As for the Light of the North, the finishing touches are being put on the renovation to the Cedar Lodge Motor Inn. The project is expected to top out at $4.4 million, with $1.4 raised by the local Salvation Army, and the rest coming from the provincial government. Once completed, there will be ten more beds for the city’s homeless, as well as another 34 for transitional housing.Advertisement
Finance Minister Mike de Jong has already promised a fourth consecutive balanced budget, and the Premier is pledging to stick to her government’s key promises, including two major impact ones in this region — LNG development and the Site C dam construction.Both should lead to some heated legislative exchanges in the weeks ahead, but there’s another issue with huge implications for this region, this province and this country, that is rapidly moving toward a resolution deadline, and in need of some serious attention.We refer to the Softwood Lumber Agreement with the Americans which expired last Oct. 12 and is currently in a holding pattern thanks to a one year standstill clause which prevents the U.S. from launching any trade action against Canadian producers for that period.This is another issue the Premier raised last week when meeting with federal officials in Ottawa, and here’s another edited version of her CTV News interview comments following those talks….Advertisement The original deal was signed in 2006, and renewed in 2012, but now the Canadian dollar is in the tank and there are also promising U.S. housing starts.While that’s created new demands for B.C. products, it has also attracted the attention of U.S. producers and they now appear to be uninterested in renewing the previous agreement, and are pushing instead for some changes that are not necessarily viewed favorably on this side of the border. VICTORIA, B.C. — The B.C. legislature is back in business following yesterday’s Throne Speech with the potential for plenty of rhetorical fireworks.Already looming large is last week’s announcement Royal Dutch Shell would delay the Final Investment Decision on the LNG Canada project in Kitimat until the end of this year.Christy Clark’s promises on LNG pledged new jobs, and billions in government revenue are again expected to be opposition targets, especially given the Trudeau government’s new greenhouse gas assessment condition for oil and gas industry mega-projects, including pipelines.- Advertisement -The B.C. Premier was in Ottawa last week seeking answers to a number of economic policy questions, and following her talks with federal officials had this to say in a CTV news interview.As for her greenhouse gas environmental critics, the Premier again urged them to start thinking globally about the climate change issue.The Premier also addressed another major economic challenge facing the province and the country — extension or renegotiation of the Softwood Lumber Agreement with the Americans.Advertisement
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp revealed that he took off Dejan Lovren at half-time in the 3-2 defeat at Southampton because the centre-back had been booked.The Croatian was replaced by Martin Skrtel, making his first appearance since December 20, and the substitute had a torrid second half as Southampton came back from 2-0 down.Skrtel conceded a penalty and struggled with Mamadou Sakho to contain Saints forwards Graziano Pelle and Sadio Mane.Asked why he substituted Lovren, who came close to conceding a penalty of his own just before the break, Klopp replied: “His yellow card.“I thought at the end of the first half it looked like the ref was not completely free anymore of the emotion in the stadium.“Maybe he thought later it was a penalty with Dejan Lovren, I don’t know. I thought, ‘we need to change this’.“The first battle, the first challenge in the second half it was clear they would play a lot of long balls to Pelle.“It’s not easy for a centre half [to challenge for these balls] coming out without a yellow card, especially when the ref changed a little bit the mood.”Despite the change, Skrtel gave away a penalty within minutes of coming on.“We lost formation in the second half and we couldn’t avoid these longs balls to Pelle,” said Klopp. “Always he’s fighting for second balls.“If you’re not compact you have the problem that they are back in the game.“When they scored their first goal it was clear something would happen in this game.“[In the] Second half Southampton deserved the three points.”Despite the disappointment of seeing his team throw away a two-goal lead, Klopp was philosophical after the match.“I’m not angry, I’m frustrated because we got nothing for a very good first half.“When you play a very good first half, then not that good second half, for me that sounds like a draw.”According to Klopp, his players need to learn how to adjust their tactics in such situations.“When you saw the situation where we had three players on the left wing and we played short passes, each short pass there was the next invitation for Southampton to win the ball back,” the German coach explained.“When you are in a small space you have to come out, switch the side, and then they have to run, and they have to [try to get a] grab on the game.“They are football mistakes. We have to learn and we will, but today it’s too late because we lost.”
Community hospitals across Donegal could be under threat of closure according to an internal HSE document, the Irish Daily Mail is reporting.Lifford Community Hospital will close with the loss of 20 beds and dozens of jobs, says the paper.Long-term care hospital beds at community hospitals in Carndonagh, Buncrana and Ramelton would also go, if Health Minister Dr James Reilly follows the recommendations of an internal HSE management report. In total nationally 840 beds will close, says the paper.The news come as the county’s main hospital in Letterkenny struggles with a lack of staff and huge numbers of patients.Clinics have been cancelled this week as hero staff try to cope.Today sources at Lifford told donegaldaily.com: “We’ve all been reading the Mail. It’s frightening stuff for staff but even worse for the patients and their families.” LIFFORD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL FACES AXE – BEDS TO GO AT OTHERS was last modified: November 24th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:buncranaCarndonaghLiffordRamelton
According to the lawsuit, Franks told sheriff’s deputies that he was standing behind the girl twirling his hammer when he accidentally lost control of it, causing the hammer to strike her in the back of her head. “She was attacked in her home,” the girl’s attorney, Mitchell Stein, said. “She had a couple of staples put into her head because she was hit in the head with a hammer. She suffered physical and emotional damages as a result of the incident.” An attorney for Frontier Homes declined to comment. Attorney Amy Friedman Cecil, who represents the electrical contractor that hired Franks, said, “We do not believe it has any merit against my client.” The girl’s family moved into the house in October 2004, and about a month later experienced trouble with their telephones, the lawsuit said. Franks was sent by his company, Brennan Electric, to repair the problem. The girl let him in and he went into several rooms in the house while she watched television, the lawsuit said. Franks then asked her to help him check to make sure the telephones were working in each room of the house, the lawsuit said. Then, as he was standing behind her, he hit her in the head with a hammer and grabbed her, the lawsuit said. She got the hammer away from him, scratched him, and screamed as she eventually escaped and ran out the front door, the lawsuit said. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – A telephone repairman sentenced to more than eight years in prison for attacking a teenage girl with a hammer is now facing a civil lawsuit filed by the younger victim. Gregory Franks, 26, withdrew his plea of not guilty by reason of insanity and pleaded no contest to two counts of assault with intent to commit rape after prosecutors agreed to dismiss additional charges. “Two of the reports (from doctors who evaluated him) were conclusive that he was sane at the time of the events and competent to stand trial,” Deputy District Attorney Dan Akemon said. “The third doctor wasn’t as firm in his opinion and was ambiguous on that. The totality of the reports taken together was that he was sane and competent.” Franks was sentenced last week to eight years and four months in prison after he entered his plea to the charges and admitted he used a hammer on the younger victim, Akemon said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Franks must serve 85 percent of his time and register as a sex offender. The two counts he was convicted of will count as two strikes under California’s “three strikes, you’re out” law. Franks was charged in a November 2004 hammer attack on a 17-year-old girl at a home where he was sent on a telephone repair call. He was accused of hitting the girl in the head with a hammer, grabbing her and telling her, “just kiss me.” He also was charged in another assault in June 2004 in which a 32-year-old woman acquaintance was threatened with a hammer at a house in Lancaster. “With the second victim, we also alleged that he used a hammer, but in that case, it was in his pocket. He was kind of reaching for it but never pulled it out,” Akemon said. The 17-year-old girl has filed a lawsuit against Franks, the San Bernardino company he worked for, and Frontier Homes, the developer of the home where the incident occurred.
A DRUNKEN man who battered on the door of an 81-year-old neighbour in the early hours of the morning has appeared in court.Geoffrey Curran, from Ard Lonan, Long Lane in Letterkenny was arrested by Gardai, Letterkenny District Court heard.He had earlier smashed a glass panel at premises in Meadowbank Park on November 7 last year. When Gardai arrived at the scene, he was covered in blood from an injury he had caused himself during the incident.Inspector David Murphy told the court that Curran had been banging on the door of his neighbour because he had gone to the wrong house.“He believed it was his house,” said the Inspector.“Unfortunately there have been similar other incidents.”Judge Paul Kelly adjourned sentencing in the case.NEIGHBOUR FROM HELL BATTERED AT DOOR OF 81-YEAR-OLD PENSIONER was last modified: December 12th, 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:Judge Paul KellyLetterkenny CourtLong Lane
NEXT YEAR’S Donegal Rally will run from Friday, June 17 to Sunday, June 20 2016, organisers have confirmed.Spectactor numbers increased this year as Garry Jennings and Rory Kennedy were crowned as winners.Some routes are expected to change next year with the chairman of the Donegal Motor Club Brian Brogan saying the added attraction of the Wild Atlantic Way is bringing more people to the event. “Donegal has become the key destination for adventure sports in recent years, none more so than the Joule Donegal International Rally,” he said.“The spectator numbers this year were amazing, as was the record media interest, domestic and international, and it was fantastic that so many got to enjoy the magic of Donegal in midsummer.“Thanks to the support from Joule we can now plan an even better for 2016. Everyone is invited. The memories are waiting.” DONEGAL RALLY 2016 DATES CONFIRMED was last modified: October 16th, 2015 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:2016dates announceddonegal rally