An East Coast Demerara man was fined 0,000 when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennanChristopher Ramsammyand pleaded guilty to a fraud charge.Christopher Ramsammy, of Lot 51 Courbane Park, Annandale, East Coast Demerara, admitted that during the month of May 2016, he fraudulently obtained $850,000 from Ravi Duran claiming to be the owner of a motor vehicle bearing registration plates PVV 3489.The 31-year-old man was also accused of uttering to Duran a fake registration document for the said vehicle, on May 13, 2016.Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones told the court that the vehicle was entrusted by its legal owner, whose name was not provided to the court to his friend, identified to the court as “Tall Man”, who also happens to be a friend of the defendant.However ignorant of their plot, Duran agreed to purchase the vehicle and paid the $850,000 sum.An agreement of sale was made between the complainant and Ramsammy, who also created the fraudulent vehicle registration documents.Ramsammy in plea of mitigating told the court that his intention was never to sell the vehicle to Duran but rather to pawn it since his friend “Tall Man” told him he was low on cash, and it was a way for them to make money.It was at this point that Magistrate McLennan enquired from the Prosecution the whereabouts of “Tall Man”. Prosecutor Jones told the court the man’s location is currently unknown to Police.Ramsammy was ordered to repay Duran his $850,000 on or before September 30, 2016, with his first payment of $250,000 on July 30 for the fraud charge.He was also ordered to pay a fine of $100,000 for uttering the fake registration documents to Duran. However failure to pay will result in him spending two years in prison. He will return to court on July 1.
0Shares0000Thika United head coach Nicholas Muyoti watches on the touchline during his side’s Kenyan Premier League clash against Gor Mahia at the Thika Sub-County Stadium on September 17, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 30- The Kenyan Premier League Governing Council has thrown the ball into Thika United’s court in the tussle over the promotion and relegation play-off against Ushuru FC set for December 10 and 13.The Governing Council had a meeting on Thursday and according to a source privy to the meeting, Thika will now be left to decide whether or not they will get to the pitch on Saturday. Initially, the play-off was set for December 2 and 6 but Football Kenya Federation (FKF) have announced that they have pushed it by a week ‘after consultations with KPL’.“The long and short of it is that the council advised Thika to take part in the play-off. They did not direct or force them to do so. Thika will now decide whether or not they will play. Apparently, the Joint Executive Committee didn’t make much agreement over the play-off and the council had to make the call,” the source told Capital Sport.Reached for comment, Thika United Chief Executive Officer George Maina said they were yet to receive any formal communication over the same and are still waiting so as to make an official decision.“It is the first time I am hearing this because no one has sent us a letter yet. Once we receive an official communication, then I will be in a position to say anything. As per now, we can’t make a substantive comment on that,” Maina said.FKF had made the play-off directive between the 16th placed team in the Kenyan Premier League and the third placed team in the National Super League after the promotion of the top two second tier teams and relegation of bottom two top tier teams.Thika broke camp immediately after their final game against Bandari which they won 1-0 to guarantee their 16th spot finish and head coach Nicholas Muyoti has told Capital Sport they are yet to resume training.“We were still waiting for communication from the bosses and we have not been in training. Once we are told the way forward we will comply,” the coach said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000Brazil star Neymar made a superb return from injury against Croatia © AFP / Oli SCARFFLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Jun 3 – Neymar proved his fitness for the World Cup with an explosive return to action that left Brazil manager Tite stunned as the superstar’s superb strike inspired Sunday’s 2-0 win over Croatia.Sidelined for 98 days after breaking a metatarsal and spraining his ankle while playing for Paris Saint-Germain in late February, Neymar had confessed to concerns about his fitness ahead of the World Cup in Russia. But, after appearing as a half-time replacement for Fernandinho, Neymar eased his country’s fears by scoring a magnificent individual goal in the 68th minute at Anfield.Tite couldn’t believe what he’d just seen from the striker in his first appearance for over three months.“For the first match back I actually expected less from him! I would have been happy with a quieter performance,” Tite said.“What he did was really extraordinary. Neymar is an extraordinary individual talent but the goal he scored came from a move, a build-up, involving the whole team.“He’s aware of what they bring to him.”Tite, who has now led Brazil to 16 victories in 20 games in charge, was understandably keen to focus on his team’s efforts, rather than Neymar’s solo contribution.But he knows the world’s most expensive footballer is destined to steal the headlines from his side’s impressive World Cup warm-up victory.“In terms of scoring, the responsibility doesn’t just fall on his shoulders,” Tite said.“He just has to keep working hard, like he is doing, working for the team and keep the team at the forefront of his mind.”Brazil have returned to train in London, where they have been using the facilities of Premier League club Tottenham, before moving on to Austria to face the hosts in Vienna in their final friendly on Sunday.One week later, Tite leads Brazil against Switzerland in their opening group match as the Selecao start their quest for a sixth World Cup title.They do so on the back of a solid victory against fellow World Cup qualifiers Croatia, which also featured a stoppage-time goal from Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino.“At half-time, I said to the players, you’re in a battle out there, the opposition is playing at a very high level,” said Tite.“But this is what they have to expect at the World Cup. There are going to be moments when the opponents are on top and it makes a difference if you can soak that up and show your superiority.”– Global icon –The visit to the north-west of England may also prove memorable for Neymar’s team mate Fred, the Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder who is on the brink of a transfer to Manchester United.Reports in Brazil suggested Fred was leaving his national squad and making the short trip to Manchester in readiness for a medical and to complete the signing for the Premier League club.Tite declined to reveal whether that was the case, but did confirm that talks are on-going and urged United and Fred to complete the business as quickly as possible.“Something like this speculation is inevitable when you’re meeting in the summer and players are always thinking of their careers,” he said.“What we say is please resolve it as soon as possible so your head is back with us and focused on the national team.“But if I was the manager of a club team, I would be looking to sign him.”Meanwhile, Brazil’s former Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho believes the World Cup is an opportunity for a new global icon to emerge and challenge the domination of Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo.The Barcelona star considers Neymar and his former Liverpool colleague Mohamed Salah of Egypt the most likely candidates.“Messi and Ronaldo have been up there on their own for so many years. I think it may be time for other players to aspire to be the best in the world,” he said.“For me, Salah and Neymar have serious chances to do that.”0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)
Kenney, a former federal cabinet minister under Stephen Harper, has said the mere existence of Trudeau in power threatens Alberta’s economic prospects and has said he will do whatever he can to see Trudeau defeated in the fall election.The fight is also personal. Almost a year ago, Kenney, in a newspaper interview, dismissed Trudeau as a dilettante and a lightweight.“I know Justin. He doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing. This guy is an empty trust-fund millionaire who has the political depth of a finger bowl,” Kenney said at the time.Kenney said Wednesday that the plan, for now, is to be positive.“We will begin with the path of diplomacy and try to find common ground,” he said.Advertisement He said he plans to recall the legislature in the third week of May. “We hope that we don’t need to use more forceful measures to assert Alberta’s vital economic interests.”Kenney also won the election on a promise to be more forceful with other provinces, saying that Albertans feel its neighbours are happy to share in the bounty of Alberta’s oil wealth while opposing measures like pipelines to help it grow.In Quebec, Premier Francois Legault congratulated Kenney on his electoral victory Wednesday but said all parties in Quebec’s legislature still oppose any new oil pipelines.Kenney said he also wants to start on a positive note with Legault, but added: “We don’t think it’s reasonable for other provinces, like Quebec, to take our equalization money while opposing pipeline projects that can help us pay the bills.”Kenney has said that the first day of his government will see him proclaim into law a bill passed by Notley’s legislature allowing Alberta to reduce oil flows to B.C. if B.C. continues to thwart the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline to take more Alberta oil to the West Coast.Advertisement EDMONTON, A.B. – Jason Kenney, Alberta’s incoming premier, said he cordially talked pipelines Wednesday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau _ Kenney’s political nemesis and his election campaign pinata _ and said the plan is to meet soon for a one-on-one.“He called to offer his congratulations. We spoke for about 15 minutes,” Kenney said outside Alberta’s legislature building.“We had a respectful conversation about a number of issues, including the need to get Canadian energy to foreign markets.”- Advertisement -Kenney said he and Trudeau will try to meet shortly after Kenney and his new United Conservative government are sworn in on April 30.It was a much anticipated conversation, given that Kenney successfully leveraged voter dissatisfaction with Trudeau in Alberta’s election, painting NDP Premier Rachel Notley as a weak enabler of federal energy policies he says are undermining its oil and gas sector.On Tuesday, Kenney’s United Conservatives won a strong majority government over Notley’s NDP, reducing core NDP support to mainly the city of Edmonton.Advertisement Kenney and Notley have attacked the federal Liberals on proposed legislation, including a tanker ban on the northern B.C. coast and Bill C-69.Bill C-69, now before the Senate, creates new approval rules for energy projects, which Kenney calls an unconstitutional power grab on areas of provincial authority.The Kenney-Trudeau nexus is expected to play a pivotal role as the UCP work to implement its core campaign promise to create more jobs and grow the oil and gas sector.Kenney has promised to fight Bill C-69 in court. He will also go to court to try to stop the federal government from imposing a carbon tax on Alberta once his UCP follows through next month on its promise to repeal the Alberta-made carbon levy.Advertisement
Sitting at a downtown Cairo, Hashem, 30, a fervent supporter of Egyptian powerhouse Al-Ahly, said he was having difficulty getting disappointed by the national squad’s latest embarrassing loss on home turf.“There’s been a lot of problems in Egyptian football that have led me and many people I know to be less interested in the game,” he added.The North African country’s football scene has been chaotic in the last few years with the Egyptian football association (EFA) in complete shambles and a war of words erupting about who is to blame for the game’s mismanagement.Empty stands, such as these at the match between Senegal and Algeria, have been a feature of the Africa Cup of Nations © AFP / Khaled DESOUKIThe domestic league is also in disarray and a sexual harassment scandal involving one of its players only rounded off a turbulent tournament for the hosts.– Forbidden fans –For more than seven years, domestic league matches have been mostly played in ghostly stadiums empty of spectators.Violence in stadiums in 2012 and 2015 in which around 100 people died and the security forces were implicated, led authorities to ban fans from games.That ban has been relaxed in recent years with small contingents of fans allowed in the stadiums.They are required to present their national IDs and to apply to attend a specific games of their registered club, and that request can be rejected.Mahmoud laments that the control extends to the way supporters interact with the game.“Even some chants for a team or wearing jerseys of specific players is forbidden,” he said, referring to iconic Egyptian striker Mohamed Aboutrika.Hundreds of supporters paid tribute to the legendary player, who retired in 2013 after helping Egypt clinch three African Cups during in the last decade.They chanted his name at matches and in viral clips online.Aboutrika has been in the crosshairs of the government who view him as Muslim Brotherhood sympathiser. The Islamist party was declared a terror group in 2013 after it was toppled from government.Aboutrika is exiled in Qatar, where he works for Qatari sports network beIN Sports, and he remains on a terror watch list.Egptian football fans like Mahmoud Hashem find little to get excited about in the Africa Cup of Nations – and Egyptian football in general © AFP / MOHAMED EL-SHAHEDFor Hashem, the golden era has been replaced by a haggard Egypt team lacking vision and unity, even with the presence in its ranks of Liverpool star Mohamed Salah.Hashem has stayed away from the stadium because he does not want his presence to be “exploited” by officials who have gone to great lengths to show off Egypt’s tournament organisation.– ‘Glory days’ –Hani Abou Rida, the embattled president of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), resigned on Sunday along with his highly criticised board after the Pharoahs lost.Shady Habashy, 33, who hosts a YouTube channel dedicated to reliving the “glory days of world football” called “Tarikh and Korafia” (History and Football-ography) was pleased with the news.His channel is aiming to educate younger generations about how the game was “more beautiful than the one played today”.“I’m glad that my country is hosting such an event, that it shows off a beautiful picture and that visitors can easily come and go,” said Habashy, the father of a six-month old daughter.“But these are foreigners and as an Egyptian, I see things from a different perspective,” he added.He blamed Rida, a FIFA Council member, and his cadre of close EFA officials for Egypt’s footballing woes, particularly the poor “quality” of players chosen in the squad which showed a lack of “respect for fans”.In his plush apartment in an upmarket Cairo suburb, the devoted Al-Ahly fan watches the Africa Cup of Nations games on his big screen plugged into beIN Sports.He prefers to avoid the hassles of going to watch the matches from the stands for which a Fan ID — a special permit needed to enter the stadiums — is required.“Soccer used to be much better years go for supporters than what we’re seeing now,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A dejected Mohamed Salah reacts after Egypt lost to South Africa in the Africa Cup of Nations © AFP / OZAN KOSECAIRO, Egypt, Jul 9 – Like many Egyptian football fans, Mahmoud Hashem sees “no reason to be excited” by the Africa Cup of Nations which continues in the country until July 19 without the host nation’s involvement.“As a fan, I am deprived of everything that made me love football”, he despondently told AFP after the lacklustre hosts were knocked out Saturday by South Africa in the round of 16.
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AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – The official Iranian news agency said Wednesday the U.S. offer to join in direct talks with Iran about its disputed nuclear program was “a propaganda move.” The American proposal, a major policy shift after decades without official public contact between the two countries, was made conditional on Iran agreeing to stop its uranium enrichment activities. “It’s evident that the Islamic Republic of Iran only accepts proposals and conditions that meet the interests of the nation and the country. Halting enrichment definitely doesn’t meet such interests,” IRNA said at the end of a dispatch reporting the offer of talks by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. “Given the insistence by Iranian authorities on continuing uranium enrichment, Rice’s comments can be considered a propaganda move,” IRNA said. Earlier, an Iranian lawmaker was quoted as saying any direct talks with the United States over Tehran’s nuclear program must be held without preconditions. Kazem Jalali, spokesman for the Foreign Policy and National Security Committee, said the U.S. move might be viewed positively in Tehran if preconditions were dropped, according to the Student News Agency. “The U.S. offer for talks can be considered positive but the precondition set by the U.S. is not appropriate,” Jalali was quoted as saying. He does not speak for the government. “The Islamic Republic has announced repeatedly that suspension of uranium enrichment is not in Iran’s agenda,” Jalali said. The United States said Wednesday it will join in face-to-face talks with Iran over its nuclear program if Tehran first agrees to put disputed atomic activities on hold, a shift in tactics meant to offer the Iranians a last chance to avoid punishing U.N. sanctions. The United States has had no diplomatic ties with Iran and few contacts at all with its government since Islamic radicals took over the U.S. Embassy in 1979 and held diplomats there for more than a year.
A man who bit the ears of his friend has been jailed for four years.Anthony Dempsey went berserk after suspecting his friend John Kelly of performing a sexual act with his sister. He attacked Mr Kelly leaving him needing extensive plastic surgery following the gruesome incident on November 5th last year.Dempsey, aged 24, appeared at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal where he pleaded guilty to a savage assault on John Kelly.The court was told that Gardai were first alerted to the brutal attack when a woman noticed a man on the upstairs window ledge of a house at St Eunan’s Terrace in Letterkenny.The man had a bloodied face and was in a distressed state as another man tried to pull him back into the house.The man managed to run away and was taken into another house by two women.Tony Dempsey who faced charges of assault at Letterkenny Circuit court. (North West Newspix)The women contacted Gardai and they found John Kelly in a distressed and emotional state.He was rocking back and forth and was bleeding heavily, was in a lot of pain and the tops of his two ears were missing.Gardai called to the house where Mr Kelly has first been seen and Dempsey answered the door.Garda Gerry Fee said it was obvious that Dempsey has washed his face and that there had been blood splattered on the walls but they had been wiped in an attempt to hide it.He said everyone in the house was under the influence of an intoxicant and that Dempsey had become agitated and had punched the wall and the worktop.He was arrested but was initially unfit to be interviewed.He later admitted punching Kelly in the face and in the body but denied biting off his ears.He said the reason for the attack was because he caught Kelly masturbating over his sister when she was asleep in a room.Garda Fee said he did not believe this saying he did not believe Dempsey’s sister was in the room or that Kelly had masturbated over her.Dempsey and Kelly had first met a year earlier when both were undergoing a drug rehabilitation programme in Tullamore.Dempsey suggested that when they completed the course, they should travel to Donegal and stay with his sister.Garda Fee said the victim was due to give evidence of his injuries in court and that he had emailed him and sent him a message on Whatsapp but he received no reply.A medical report showed Kelly suffered numerous injuries including swelling, a laceration to his nasal bridge, swelling to his upper lip and extensive tissue loss to both ears.He had been referred to a plastic surgeon in Northern Ireland but no report was available despite efforts of Gardai to get one.Judge John Aylmer was told that Dempsey had 46 previous convictions for a range of offences including dangerous driving, not having insurance, criminal damage, public order, misuse of drugs, possession of a knife and possession of an explosive substance.Barrister for Dempsey, Mr Shane Costelloe, SC, said his client has a very strong bond with his sister and was convinced that something of a sexual nature was going on.He said that both Dempsey’s parents had been drug-addicts and that he had spent three-quarters of his life in either care or in incarceration.Judge John Aylmer described the attack as “a very serious assault.”He said the incident merited a six-year jail sentence but there were mitigating circumstances including an early guilty plea, the fact that he had a very difficult upbringing and that he had offered Mr Kelly an apology.Judge Aylmer said that because of Dempsey’s early guilty plea he was reducing the six-year sentence to four years and backdated that sentence to when he entered custody on April 5th, 2017.Man jailed for four years for biting friend’s ears off was last modified: December 14th, 2018 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)
Lagan Harps FC News:Our ladies teams had a busy week with all teams in action. Our senior team had a 4-0 win over Glenree Park with Orla Friel, Eimear Mc Clafferty, Nadine Crawford and Caroline Gallagher scoring. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Nadine who was injured during the game. Our u/18’s had a 4-2 win over Bonagee Utd with Zoe Green, Aine Deasley, Orla Friel and Amanda Callaghan scoring. Our u/16’s beat Glenree Park 4-1 with goals from Zoe Green, Aine Deasley and Ciana Brogan(2). Our u/14’s lost 2-1 to Kilmacrennan with Bronagh Gallagher scoring. Our u/12 and u/10 girls were also in blitz action in Manor on Saturday. Our u/10 and u/8 boys were in blitz action while we had mixed teams taking part in the Mc Donalds fun day on Sunday in Letterkenny Community centre.In our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 9,13,17 and 24, Micky Mc Grath had three numbers and won E50. Next weeks jackpot is E5550. The club wishes to congratulate Drumoghill Fc on the official opening of their new facilities. Well done to all. Our schoolboys presentation night is on this Thursday (9th) at 7.00pm.SOCCER: LAGAN HARPS LADIES EARN BRILLIANT 4-0 WIN OVER GLENREE PARK was last modified: July 6th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:NoticesSport
JuniorsThere was a disappointing end to the junior campaign as the Gaels wentdown to St Anthony’s in the semi final on Saturday afternoon in thechampionship.After racing into a commanding five point lead the boys struggled toput St Anthony’s to the sword with some wayward shooting. They weredealt a major blow just before the break when a high ball into the boxwasn’t dealt with and the ball ended up in the net to allow theAnthony’s back into the game. St Anthony’s got another goal after thebreak and tagged on some scores to leave the Gaels chasing the game.Despite getting back within three points St Anthony’s did a good jobsqueezing their own defence and pulled four points ahead by the end ofthe game.SeniorsNo fixtures this coming weekend for the seniors. It’s anticipated thatthe semi-final will be played the weekend of the 3rd/4th October. 1990 Championship Winning Team CelebrationTir Chonaill Gaels are proud to host a celebration to mark the 25thanniversary of the championship winning team on Saturday 31st ofOctober at our clubhouse in Greenford. It promises to be a greatevening with the panel re-uniting and catching up with food andentertainment laid on. To confirm your attendance, contact StephenMcLoughlin and we look forward to seeing everyone on the night.GAA NEWS: DISAPPOINTMENT FOR TIR CHONAILL GAELS JUNIOR SIDE AS THEY LOSE OUT TO ST ANTHONY’S was last modified: September 21st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAASport