Policeman pleads not guilty to causing death charge

first_imgRavinand Bissessar, 26, a Police Constable and resident of Good Intent, West Bank Demerara (WBD), entered a not guilty plea as he faced the charge of causing the death of 10-year-old Davin Sealey.On Monday, the Policeman entered the plea after making his second appearance at the Wales Magistrate’s Court. The charge stated that on May 15, 2016 at Sisters Village, WBD, while driving car PLL 222, he struck Sealey, who was riding a bicycle along the roadway, resulting in the child’s death.According to Police reports, on the day in question, Bissessar, who was stationed at the Wales Police Station, was attempting to negotiate a turn at Sisters Village when he lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a parked car before hitting the lad.The Policeman‘s car came to halt when it crashed into a utility pole.Dead: Davin SealeyA post-mortem examination revealed that Sealey died of multiple injuries.A breathalyzer test conducted on the defendant after the accident revealed that he had .66 micrograms of alcohol in his system.At his arraignment in May, his driver’s licence was suspended for the duration of the trial and he was placed on $600,000. Bissessar had also answered to Driving under the Influence (DUI) charges.The parents of the victim, Deon Sealey and Tulise Thomas were present at Monday’s court proceedings.The case will continue before Magistrate Clive Nurse on September 9.last_img read more

New signing will have to wait for Arsenal chance, confirms Wenger

first_imgArsene Wenger has told Arsenal fans they may have to wait until next season to see new signing Krystian Bielik in action.The Polish midfielder arrived at Arsenal for £2.4m from Legia Warsaw in the January transfer window.But Wenger has revealed that the 17-year-old has been brought in with a view to blooding him in the first-team next season.“Krystian Bielik is building up his fitness. The first signs we have seen are very positive,” Wenger told Arsenal’s matchday programme.“He’s a very strong player, he’s 17, he has a very good technical level and looks intelligent. But we’ll have to give him a little time to settle and adapt.“I like to take players of that age mid-season because it gives them a cushion of four or five months to settle, adapt and then be ready for the following season.” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger 1last_img read more

Liverpool ace’s ‘beautiful’ play overshadowed in England game – fan reaction

first_img Adam Lallana was praised by fans on Twitter following his display for England against Slovenia 1 Jack Wilshere was quite rightly England’s man of the match against Slovenia.But there were good performances from plenty of other players, including Liverpool’s Adam Lallana.The £25m summer signing came on at half-time and his work in the opposition penalty box led to Wilshere’s first goal, a screamer from the edge of the area.Lallana was on hand again to provide the flick for his team-mate to surge forward and score an even better goal, which put England 2-1 in front in a match they won 3-2.WATCH WILSHERE AND LALLANA COMBINE IN THE EURO 2016 QUALIFIERBelow are a selection of tweets from fans praising the Liverpool man’s 45 minutes in Ljubljanalast_img read more

Chelsea team news: Line up for Premier League clash at Watford

first_img 11 11 11 11 5. Kurt Zouma (centre-back) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 11 8. Oscar (attacking-midfielder) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 11 10. Eden Hazard (winger) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 26. John Terry (centre-back) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 11 11 11 11 12. John Obi Mikel (defensive-midfielder) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above Despite dropping back into 14th position yesterday, Guus Hiddink’s Chelsea can rise three places to 11th in the table with victory over Watford tonight.The opposition will be no walkover, though.The Hornets can take heart from their 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge little over a month ago and, despite not being on the best of form since, will be going all out to claim what is still considered a major Premier League scalp in front of their home support at Vicarage Road.A late fitness test for Willian is the Blues’ only fresh injury doubt ahead of the match as the Brazilian winger picked up a small foot injury at MK Dons on Saturday.So will Willian start or won’t he? Take a look at our predicted Chelsea line up v Watford by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 17. Pedro Rodriguez (winger) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 11 2. Branislav Ivanovic (right-back) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 4. Cesc Fabregas (defensive-midfielder) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 13. Thibaut Courtois (goalkeeper) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 19. Diego Costa (striker) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 28. Cesar Azpilicueta (left-back)last_img read more

SEAN BRINGING SOCCER FUN ACADEMY TO DONEGAL

first_imgLocal soccer coach Sean Davis with Everton and Rep. of Ireland international Shane Duffy at the launch of his Fun Soccer Academy Summer Programme.The coaching will cater for boys and girls aged 5-17 years and will focus primarily on the key areas of dribbling, shooting passing and control through the use of fun coaching techniques.There are also numerous ‘Mini Soccer Competitions’ which include; World Cup; Premier League; Spanish League and Champions League as well as the ever popular ‘Penalty King’ and ‘Penalty Queen’ Competitions. Sean will be bringing the Academy to Bonagee Showgrounds, Letterkenny from Monday 22nd to Thursday 25th July – Contact Gerry Gallagher 0863397235. Ray Community Centre, Rathmullan from Tuesday 23rd to Friday 26th July – Contact Gerry Gallagher 0863397235. Drumbar Utd., Donegal Town from Tuesday 30th July to Friday 2nd August – contact Paddy Brogan 0876834507. Aileach FC, Inch Road, Burnfoot from Tuesday 20th August to Friday 23rd August – contact Stephen O’Donnell 0863009314Registration for the courses will take place on the first day @ 10.00am. Lunch is from 12.30 – 1.00pm with the course finishing a 3.00pm each day. In addition to the coaching each participant will receive: free top quality football, certificate of achievement and refreshments daily and there are 100’s of prizes to be won including t-shirts, trophies, boot-bags and medals.For further information contact Sean Davis on 048 7126 3044:  SEAN BRINGING SOCCER FUN ACADEMY TO DONEGAL was last modified: July 4th, 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:donegalletterkennysoccer campslast_img read more

Celeb private eye charged

first_img The indictment said Mark Arneson, a veteran police sergeant who has since retired, received at least $189,000 from Pellicano to search law enforcement databases for “confidential, embarrassing or incriminating” information. More than 60 people were run through police databases, including comedians Garry Shandling and Kevin Nealon, the indictment said. According to the indictment, Rayford Earl Turner, an employee of SBC and Pacific Bell at the time, received at least $36,655 from Pellicano “for the purpose of obtaining proprietary telephone company information and facilitating illegal wiretaps.” Turner retired in 2001. Both Arneson and Turner surrendered to authorities early Monday, prosecutors said. With the help of Turner and Kevin Kachikian, who provided the wiretapping devices, Pellicano intercepted phone calls of several people, including prominent real estate developer Robert Maguire and Mark Hughes, founder of Herbalife, the indictment said. Kachikian was charged with conspiracy, wiretapping, possession of a wiretapping device and destroying evidence. He was arrested Monday. The indictment also charged Robert Pfeifer, former president of Hollywood Records, with wiretapping a former girlfriend and with witness tampering for later threatening the woman. His lawyer denied any wrongdoing on the part of Pfeifer, who was arrested Friday. The other two defendants named in the indictment were Las Vegas residents Abner Nicherie, 42, and his brother Daniel Nicherie, 45. They were involved in a business dispute with a man who was wiretapped, prosecutors said. Both men were in custody. Previously, a former Beverly Hills police officer arrested in the investigation pleaded guilty to fraud and unauthorized computer access in the case. Carradine’s ex-wife also pleaded guilty to perjury for lying to the grand jury about whether she knew about the wiretapping. She had hired Pellicano to help with her divorce proceedings, prosecutors said. The indictment also seeks the forfeiture of at least $1.9 million that Pellicano, Arneson and Turner allegedly collected as part of their work. 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 MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Pellicano has worked for a galaxy of Hollywood stars, including Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Stallone. High-profile lawyers and agents also have enlisted his services. Stallone’s publicist, Michelle Bega, declined comment. Messages left for Carradine’s manager, John Bauer, were not immediately returned. The private investigator was released Friday from a federal prison after completing a 2-year sentence for possessing illegal weapons. He was transferred to San Bernardino County Jail. His trial on the new charges was set for April 4. Before he went to prison, Pellicano said he would not cooperate in the wiretapping probe and would protect his clients’ confidentiality. His attorney, Steven Gruel, would not comment directly on the charges but said the timing was an “odd coincidence,” since Pellicano was about to get out of prison. Later Monday, Pellicano was denied bail in a separate hearing. Celebrity private eye Anthony Pellicano was charged Monday with wiretapping such stars as Sylvester Stallone and Keith Carradine and paying tens of thousands of dollars to bribe a police officer for dirt on Hollywood figures. Pellicano, 61, pleaded not guilty to racketeering, interception of electronic communications and other offenses. He was charged along with a Los Angeles police officer, telephone company employee and four others in an indictment unsealed Monday. “These charges allege a disturbing pattern of criminal conduct in which money flowed freely to encourage sworn law enforcement officers to violate their oath to uphold the law,” Acting U.S. Attorney George Cardona said. The indictment said the information gathered was used for threats, blackmail and in some cases to secure “tactical advantage in litigation.” But prosecutors would not elaborate. At least in some cases, Pellicano was hired by clients to collect the material, according to the indictment. last_img read more

Sheriff’s deputy hurt in collision

first_imgPICO RIVERA – A sheriff’s deputy responding to a report of a crash Friday morning was seriously injured when an SUV slammed into the rear of his motorcycle, pushing his bike into a traffic pole and the deputy into a sign. Deputies sealed off Mines Avenue and Rosemead Boulevard, triggering hours-long traffic delays as a helicopter landed to evacuate the deputy to a hospital. Deputy Eric Rude had been driving his motorcycle at the rear of a column of sheriff’s patrol cars responding to an accident report at about 9:45a.m. at Paramount and Washington boulevards. The initial crash involved a woman who had driven her vehicle into the side of an Arco gas station at the intersection. Emily Crespo, who said she was nearly hit by the first vehicle that ran into the Arco station, said she was “dumbfounded that the one accident caused the other.” Alfred Robledo, who lives near the intersection, said it was the third crash he has seen there since he moved in more than a year ago. “Seems like a lot of people run the light,” he said. No one was arrested Friday, but Escandon said both incidents were being investigated. He added that Rude’s fellow deputies were shaken up by the collision. “It’s an emotional time because we are all like family here,” he said. debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want 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 MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsAs Rude made a left turn onto Washington from Paramount, he was hit from behind by a black SUV heading west on Washington. Rude’s motorcycle then slid across the intersection and into a traffic pole. Rude was thrown into a sign. He suffered chest, rib and back injuries in the crash. Rude was flown by helicopter to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where he was listed in stable but guarded condition Friday afternoon, said Sgt. Ron Escandon of the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station. Larry Tamez, who serves as chaplain at the station and visited Rude in the hospital, said the deputy appeared to be in good shape. last_img read more

LACEY: ‘JIM IS RIGHT, OUR PLAYERS ARE BEING TARGETED’

first_imgALL-STAR Karl Lacey has waded into the row surrounding serious injuries caused to Donegal players in recent games, insisting that his team mates are being targeted by opposition players.Following the serious injuries caused to Mark McHugh in the Ulster final, Donegal manager Jim McGuinness used his post-match press conference to warn that he feared it was only a matter of time before a player suffered life-changing injuries unless more is done to protect players.And tonight Karl Lacey has backed his boss. In an interview with Barry O’Neill on RTE Radio One, Lacey said he believed there was no doubt in his mind that opposition teams were targeting Donegal players.“The way the injuries are happening are concerning Jim,” said Karl.“Certain players in our squad have been targeted in the last few games. It happened last weekend in the Ulster final and there was nothing done about it.“It is disappointing that certain players on are squad are being targeted. Referees need to look at this and see exactly what is going on.” Lacey said he hoped to be fit to start against Mayo at Croke Park next Sunday. LACEY: ‘JIM IS RIGHT, OUR PLAYERS ARE BEING TARGETED’ was last modified: July 28th, 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:injuriesJim McGuinnesskarl laceyMark McHughlast_img read more

Animals in Need issue pet safety advice as Hurricane Ophelia approaches Ireland

first_imgWith Hurricane Ophelia on its way to Donegal, Animals In Need Donegal (AIN) have issued an appeal encouraging people to protect their pets by keeping them indoors for the duration of the storm.Hurricane Ophelia is set to be the worst storm to hit our shores since Hurricane Debbie in 1961. Met Eireann has warned that this is the strongest hurricane to form in the Atlantic Ocean since records began. With this in mind, Animals in Need has asked that people be mindful of their pets and feral animals they may be caring for at this time.A spokesperson from the animal rescue charity asks that people please keep their pets indoors during the storm, and to ensure that larger animals are secured in barns or stables. The spokesperson said: “Hurricanes and storms are not only dangerous because of the risks from trees or structures collapsing, debris flying around and the unusually high tides causing rivers to flood, animals are terrified of storms and often panic, run away and then either get lost, injured or even worse.“When you consider that a dog’s hearing is up to four times more acute than ours, what sounds pretty scary to us sounds like the end of the world to them.”For those who care for feral cats within their community, Animals in Need ask that you ensure that any cat shelters are in the most sheltered place possible, and are weighed down so as the shelter does not blow away.The spokesperson concluded: “The message is a simple one. When the storm hits, please make sure your animals are inside. Keep them in. Keep them safe.”Storms are particularly hazardous for birds so if you come across any injured birds or other wildlife, please contact: http://www.irishwildlifematters.ie/animals/contacts.html. Animals In Need Donegal CLG is a registered charity run entirely by unpaid volunteers. The dog helpline number is 087 1356188. For cat/kitten enquiries please call 087 7644420.Animals in Need issue pet safety advice as Hurricane Ophelia approaches Ireland was last modified: October 15th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:animals in needHurricane Opheliapet safetyTipslast_img read more

Marvelous Machines That Keep You Running

first_imgHere are just a few of the recent reports describing the intricate biological machines on which life depends.Roundup and separate:  Take a look at the diagram in an article on PhysOrg, then watch the embedded video clip.  Every time a cell divides, that elaborate machinery organizes and coordinates hundreds of intricate, sequential operations, generating physical force to “reel in” the chromosomes.  “At the cellular level, the mitotic spindle apparatus is arguably the most complicated piece of machinery in existence.”  The video clip shows how six feet of DNA is coiled, recoiled, supercoiled, and coiled again to fit into chromosomes on which the mitotic spindle operates.  “The group chose to simulate budding yeast cells because their entire spindle is comprised of only around 40 microtubules (MTs), compared to 100 times that amount in mammalian cells.”  The article is based on a paper in Current Biology. A paper in Nature described one of the many players in the elaborate choreography, an enzyme named Cyclin A that promotes “faithful chromosome segregation” each cell division, to maintain “robust error correction” in this critical process.Energy pumps and batteries:  Did you know that about 40 percent of the energy in your body goes to operate pumping machinery?  Science Daily describes the sodium and potassium pumps that are at the forefront of action for nerves and muscles.  The sodium pumps are able to permit sodium ions, while blocking the slightly-bigger potassium ions.  “The pump is constantly doing its job in every cell of all animals and humans,” the article explains.  “It works much like a small battery which, among other things, maintains the sodium balance which is crucial to keep muscles and nerves working.”  A team at Aarhus University says they have achieved resolution at 0.28 nanometers to look at these amazing machines that are embedded in cell membranes, allowing them to “actually see the sodium ions and observe where they bind in the structure of the pump.”Powerhouses with triple redundancy and bouncers:  “No less than three” signaling pathways are involved in regulating mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cell, Science Daily says.  These essential organelles do not operate independently from the rest of the cell, as once thought.  Families of special machines control traffic into the inner and outer membranes, called TIM and TOM (transporter in the inner membrane, and transporter in the outer membrane).  They act like bouncers, the article says:Mitochondria resemble a cell within the cell: Separated by two membranes from the rest of the cell and with their own genome, they were long thought to be regulated for the most part independently of the nucleus. However, most mitochondrial proteins are read off from the DNA in the nucleus and need to be transported to the mitochondria following their synthesis in the cytosol, the liquid surrounding the cell components. The mitochondrial proteins need to be sorted precisely according to their destination. Not just anything is allowed to pass through the membrane of the cellular powerhouses: Only with a molecular mailing address can a protein pass though the central entrance gate in the outer mitochondrial membrane, the TOM complex. In addition to the molecular pore Tom40, the complex contains receptors like Tom22, which decides in the manner of a bouncer at a nightclub which proteins can enter and which can’t. The right “outfit” for admission is a particular molecular structure.Remember this:  Long-term memory is thought to be stored in neuronal proteins in the brain.  PhysOrg reported that proteins are “made to order” at the synapses, the junctions between dendrites (extensions on neurons), where biochemical signals are transported to other neurons.  Thousands of messenger RNAs (mRNA), manufactured in the nucleus, aid in the “local” manufacture of proteins where they are needed.  The manufacturing occurs by splicing of translated mRNA subunits, called exons, in various ways.  Usually, splicing occurs in the nucleus, but the tips of neurons (dendrites and axons) can be far removed from the nucleus.  For efficient production, proteins can be spliced locally at the tips.  Work at the U of Pennsylvania School of Medicine shows that the ribosomes that translate messenger RNA react differently at “translational hotspots,” providing local response and diversity essential for memory storage.  “Our results suggest that the location of the translational hotspot is a regulator of the simultaneous translation of multiple messenger RNAs in nerve cell dendrites and therefore synaptic plasticity” (i.e., flexibility), a representative said.Transformers robots:  Speaking of splicing, the spliceosome in the nucleus is an amazing splicer and dicer.  Science Daily described it as “a complicated complex, made up of four major parts and more than 100 accessory proteins that come together and break apart throughout the splicing process.”  The press release from Brandeis University invited readers to “Think of the spliceosome as an old Transformers robot — it has individual pieces that operate independently but can also come together to form a larger structure.”  The “highly ordered process” of splicing is both “flexible” and “sensible,” the article said – and that is evident even though “We are just scratching the surface in understanding this process,” a researcher commented.Factories of machines on the move:  The headline on a PhysOrg article reads, “Cell nuclei harbor factories that transcribe genes.”  This article focuses on nuclear pore complexes, gatekeepers or “customs agents” to the nucleus of the cell.  Nuclei have dozens of these elaborate portals composed of multiple proteins called nucleoporins.  A fascinating aspect of these gates recently came to light: “If the gene does not come to the pore … the pore comes to it.”  In other words, genes that need to be translated don’t have to find a way to the pore.  Machinery that activates those genes has the capability to locate the gene near a nuclear pore, so that after being translated, the messenger RNA can be exported quickly to the cytoplasm.  In addition, “various proteins [are] anchored to the  nucleoporins” to aid in the process.  “The nuclear pores thus create an environment conducive to the efficient production of gene copies,” the article said.  Though studied in yeast, it is believed similar processes take place in mammalian cells that are much larger.  The researchers from the University of Geneva believe that in mammalian cell nuclei, “it is the nucleoporins that move towards the activated genes and not vice versa.”As usual, each of these articles had little or nothing to say about evolution, illustrating a law of nature: Darwinspeak is inversely proportional to the amount of detail provided about living systems.  The angel is in the details.  We think people should learn about the molecular machines at the foundation of life, not just because it’s fascinating, but because it hammers simplistic notions that these irreducibly complex, multi-part factories of moving parts could have arisen by mindless, aimless processes.  Machines that are “sensible” imply a sensible Designer.  Machines that produce “made to order” machines imply an orderly Maker.  Machines that make “faithful” copies imply a faithful Source.  Machines that create memories call us to “Remember now your Creator” (Ecclesiastes 12:1). 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