Man Charged with Aggravated Assault in Bassa

first_imgThe Buchanan City Court in Grand Bassa County has charged a 22-year old man identified as Godpower S. Kai with Aggravated Assault.On September 15, 2014, on New York Street in Buchanan, defendant Kai allegedly being criminal, reportedly attacked and jugged the private prosecutors Alexander Davis Ciassors twice in the throat.AS a result of the incident, Mr. Davis sustained severe injury and was immediately rushed to the Government Hospital in Buchanan where he is undergoing medical treatment.The court, presided over by Associate Magistrate Richard Browne, considers the alleged act committed by the defendant as criminal, which contravenes section 14.20 of the New Panel Law of Liberia.According to police charge sheet issued on September 16, 2014, defendant Kai was arrested, acquainted with his Miranda and constitutional rights, investigated and subsequently charged with Aggravated Assault.He was charged with the foresaid crime based on his involvement into the wounding/stabling of private prosecutor Davis in his neck on 15 September 2014 with a silver scissors thereby injury.During police preliminary interrogation, defendant Kai voluntarily admitted to the allegation leveled against him.He further narrated that he and the private prosecutor got into fist fight and he stabbed him (Davis) with silver scissors on his neck.Predicted upon this act the police charged him with the crime and sent him to court for pre-trial.It is said that the fuss erupted on September 15, 2014 when Davis credited $150LD worth of soap from defendant kai and paid $100LD, but delayed the payment of the balance $50LD, something that annoyed Kai and the fighting broke out.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Appeal Court overturns Justice Chang’s ruling in awarding of contracts to security firm

first_imgThe Appeal Court of Guyana has upheld the challenge brought by the Strategic Action Security Limited against the State in regard to that security firm not being granted a contract for the provision of security services to Regions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10. In a decision handed down late last month, Appellate Justices Dawn Gregory, Rishi Persaud and Rafiq Khan overturned a May 9, 2014 decision by former acting Chief Justice Ian Chang, and set aside his refusal of an October 30, 2013 motion that challenged the awarding of the contract under the former Government.The Appeal Court’s decision comes at a time when observers are continually calling for more transparency in the procurement process, especially in the awarding of Government contracts.Attorney-at-law Sanjeev Datadin appeared for the appellant, Strategic Action Security, while Senior Legal Advisor at the Attorney General’s Chambers, Judy Stewart-Adonis, appeared for the named respondents — the Ministry of Local Government and the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB).According to the facts of the legal disgruntlement, Justice Chang discharged two orders brought by Strategic Action Security, one of which sought to direct the then Permanent Secretary of the Local Government Ministry, Collin Croal, to quash the decision of the ministry to conclude the applicant’s contract.The litigant’s grounds were that the court’s decision not to grant that order was, among other things, arbitrarily unreasonable, unlawful, and was null and void and hence illegal.A second Order of Certiorari had sought to direct NPTAB to quash its decision to award the contract for Coastland Regional Administrations to Homesafe Security and Domestic Services Inc. on grounds that this was a “flagrant breach” of the provisions of the Standard Bidding Document that the ministry produced. This was also refused by Justice Chang at the High Court by way of discharging the Orders Nisi which had been granted on October 30, 2013.Justice Chang had reasoned that the non-disclosure of pending criminal charges and the exclusion of Value Added Tax (VAT) from the Tendered Bid sum were material breaches the Procurement Act of 2003. The Appeal Court noted that the former acting Chief Justice exercised discretion when he refused to interfere with the NPTAB’s decision on the matter.Appellant’s objectionsContrary to Justice Chang’s ruling in 2014, the Appellant, the security firm, cited that the judge erroneously concluded that the bids were VAT exclusive, and the judge “failed to take into account” that the Bid Protest Committee did not meet to decide the Appellant’s case. The Procurement Act 2003 is intended ‘to promote fairness and transparency in the procurement process.The Appeal Court cited that the advertisement for the provision of security services for Regions 2 to 6 and 10 specially stated that “Bids will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding procedures specific in the Procurement Act 2003.”It was highlighted that Strategic Action Security’s then Managing Director, Richard Khanai, was charged for receiving stolen property and placed on bail three weeks before the submission of the company’s tender. Justice Chang had reasoned that the Appellant’s failure to make this disclosure amounted to a material breach, as the term “any litigation” attracted the disclosure of pending criminal proceedings.DeterminationThe Appeal Court, in its interpretation, disagreed with Justice Chang’s “skewed interpretation” of “any litigation”, further noting that the charges against Khanai could not form the basis of rejecting the bid. The Justices further found that the company’s non-inclusion of VAT in the bid figure was a technical breach as a “simple” mathematical calculation would have revealed that the Appellant’s bid was the lowest.The Justice observed that the Appellant should have first petitioned the Court to compel the Bid Protest Committee to hear and determine its complaint. The Appeal Court, however, set aside Justice Chang’s May, 2014 order and made the Order Nisi on October 30, 2013 absolute. The Strategic Action Security Limited was awarded court costs in the sum of $150,000. The judgment was delivered by Justice Rishi Persaud. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

Fire guts Craig EBD home, leaving two homeless

first_imgAn early morning fire has completely razed a Craig, East Bank Demerara home, leaving at least two persons homeless.The fire reportedly started at the Lot 436 Craig, East Bank Demerara, at about 8:30 hrs while no one was at home. The owner of the house works in the interior and the lone occupant was reportedly at work.Details of this story will be published in the February 08, 2017 edition of Guyana Times.last_img

City attorney says L.A. losing billboard battle

first_img“In 1980, the city adopted regulations to phase out these billboards over a 10-year period,” Wellborn said. “Today, in 2007, they are still there.” The bill’s first hearing is scheduled for today before the state Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing. The bill would have to be approved by both the Senate and Assembly before being sent to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Saying the city’s efforts have been stymied in the courts, Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo called on state legislators Monday to approve a measure that would give him a “legal hammer” to remove illegal billboards. During a City Hall news conference, Delgadillo said the industry responsible for erecting more than 10,000 billboards in Los Angeles has thrown up legal roadblocks to a 2002 ordinance that would impose a fee and require an inventory of legal signs. “We’ve not been able to enforce it because of the legal challenges, and that is why we need this tool from the state,” Delgadillo said. Senate Bill 563, sponsored by Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas, D-Los Angeles, would empower local jurisdictions to order billboards removed after giving the companies time to amortize their costs. The bill also would amend current law that allows illegal billboards to remain if the city fails to cite them within five years. “This is a blight on our city, and I am calling on the state’s politicians to stand tall and fight back against this industry that ignores our laws,” said Delgadillo, who noted that the city has only six inspectors to monitor all the billboards in the 465-square-mile city. Representatives of the billboard industry did not return telephone calls. John Wellborn, an attorney who heads Los Angeles Beautiful, said billboard blight has increased with takeovers of smaller sign companies by conglomerates in recent years. “They have been able to hire powerful lobbyists that have worked to block any regulations at all on their industry,” Wellborn said. “Cities and residents haven’t been able to afford to stand up to them.” Wellborn noted that city officials have tried for years to phase out billboards along a residential section of Wilshire Boulevard. last_img read more

Man United boss Mourinho slams Pogba ‘lies’

first_img0Shares0000Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has angrily dimissed suggestions his relationship with French midfielder Paul Pogba has broken down © AFP/File / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 16 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has angrily insisted that rumours his relationship with Paul Pogba has broken down are “lies”.According to French sports newspaper L’Equipe, midfielder Pogba is unhappy with the more defensive position in which he has been used by Mourinho. Pogba, who rejoined United from Juventus for £89.3 million in August 2016, has struggled in recent weeks and Mourinho has taken the 24-year-old off during two of the Red Devils’ last three matches.Other reports said the arrival of Alexis Sanchez has unsettled the Frenchman.At his press conference on Friday, ahead of the FA Cup fifth round tie against Huddersfield, an irate Mourinho said Pogba would play on Saturday and dismissed suggestions there was any issue between him and the France international.“I accept and I can speak on Paul’s behalf without any kind of problem. Paul accepts that he has not been playing well in the last few matches but that’s all.“I don’t have to speak with you about my conversations with my players. I don’t have to tell you anything about it,” the Portuguese boss added.“It’s my problem, it’s the player’s problem. It’s a big lie that the relation is not good, a big lie that we don’t communicate, a big lie that we don’t agree with his positions and his involvement in the dynamic of the team.”– ‘Their surname is Liar’ –Mourinho admitted that in the last two matches Pogba “did not play well” but he told the press conference: “I think you are nice with your words, because when you say ‘a lot of speculation’ you should say ‘a lot of lies’.”“There are people in your role that their surname is ‘Liar’.”Mourinho, whose second-placed side are a huge 16 points behind runaway Premier League leaders and local rivals Manchester City, believes Pogba’s difficulties in overcoming hamstring and thigh injuries sustained in September have contributed to his struggles.“He had a big injury in the season, a big injury,” Mourinho said. “He was out for a long long time. And in this moment he is not playing well, period. He is not playing well, period. And the team needs him at a good level.“And when he is not playing at a good level the team is not as good as the team can be. I think it happens with every team when the best players, the most crucial players, for some reason are not performing. Period.”– ‘Preferred system’ –Mourinho also said there was no disagreement between him and Pogba about the player’s position as he again rounded on those in the media who have questioned how the midfielder is used.“Do you know which is the Pogba preferred system? 4-3-3. Do you know which is Pogba’s favourite position in the 4-3-3? No.8 on the left,” Mourinho said.“I would like someone to tell me in which position, Pogba played against Newcastle. Does one of you want to tell me?“We played with one no.6 and two no.8s. We played with (Nemanja) Matic as a no.6, (Jesse) Lingard on the right side of Matic and Pogba on the left.“So it’s easy and honest, and objective to say Paul Pogba did not play well against Newcastle. But some of the guys (reporters)are paid millions.Don’t let people read things that are not true. You are paid to read the game, to explain (to) people the game. Don’t say bullshit.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgFour Masters G.A.A. Club Congratulations to Catherine Greene, Drimark who won the Lotto jackpot of €3,500 in the Monday December 31st draw. Catherine’s lucky numbers were 4, 8, 12 & 13 with the jackpot now returning to €1,000.  The Annual Dinner & Presentation of Club Awards for 2012 will take place in Dom’s Pier 1 on Friday January 18th. Tickets are now on sale priced @ €25.00 from Dom’s Pier 1, Sean Dunnion, Maeve Espey, Paul Timoney & Mickey Martin. Admission is by ticket only so please purchase now well in advance as tickets are limited. Music by Free Whiskey. GAA: FOUR MASTERS GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: December 31st, 2012 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:GAA: FOUR MASTERS GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

Can arrives at Juventus and Liverpool fans aren’t that bothered

first_img 1 Me after hearing Emre Can is finally going to Juventus— Owen (@Kloppoholic_) June 21, 2018 That was a long flight? He left like 6 months ago— Скот🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 (@ScottSiHodge) June 21, 2018 Finally 😂😂😂— LADYINRED (@LADYINRED270) June 21, 2018 To be honest no Liverpool fan cares Milner is better in his position anyway— Callum Nixon (@CallumNixon19) June 21, 2018 Finally the Emre Can saga has officially come to a close, with Juventus confirming his arrival. Overall, he’s just not as good as our other options, but even if he was, if your heart isn’t at Liverpool you can leave. Thanks for the memories and good luck #LFC 🔴— Hemish (@HemishKhera) June 21, 2018— Owen (@Kloppoholic_) June 21, 2018 Great signing for Juventus, especially on a free. He’ll do very very well in Italy. Good luck Emre 👍🏻— England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 #WorldCup (@InferiorAnatomy) June 21, 2018— Milk & Honey(Fishtoes Remixes) (@fishtoes22) June 21, 2018 The 24-year-old is set to join the Serie A champions in a free transfer after touching down in Italy on Thursday morning for a medical.But if he was expecting an upset or angry reaction from Liverpool supporters, he didn’t get one.Instead, there was a mix of fond farewells and a general feeling of… ‘meh’.And, having already secured the arrivals of midfield duo Fabinho and Naby Keita this summer, a lot of Reds fans are happy to wave goodbye to Can after four years.Check out Liverpool fan reaction to Thursday’s Emre Can’s news below: Thanks for everything Emre, especially those goals v Hoffenheim & Watford, will defo miss seeing you in red. Best of luck in Turin!— Mhlebi (@Hlebbz1) June 21, 2018 It’s finally over!Emre Can and Juventus have put months (and months, and months…) of speculation to bed by announcing the midfielder’s move from Liverpool to Turin… and Reds fans are not really that fussed. Emre Can is finally set to join Juventus Yeah. You’re welcome to him. Expert at passing the ball backwards. Bye bye.— Robin in Bristol #peoplesvote (@robinkellett) June 21, 2018 I thought this happened weeks ago. Best of luck to Emre. He was a good player for Liverpool and I think the Italian league will suit him much more. #SerieA— Paul (@PaulM8314) June 21, 2018 He’s your problem now— (@ffskent) June 21, 2018 Good luck in Italy you handsome bastard. The quality of the hair at Liverpool has decreased with your departure. Thanks for your efforts and all the best!— John Dickinson (@JCDizzle) June 21, 2018last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp pays tribute to Danny Ings following striker’s move to Southampton

first_img🎥Hear from a delighted @IngsDanny after he completed an initial loan move back to his hometown club #SaintsFC:— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) August 9, 2018His departure ends his three-year spell at Anfield which was hampered by two serious knee injuries as Ings could only manage 25 appearances and four goals in a Liverpool shirt.Ings actually sustained his first knee injury during Klopp’s first training session in charge of Liverpool in October 2015 and the German told that they would miss him.Klopp said: “He is such an outstanding boy. Honestly, if you could bottle character and spirit, his would sell worldwide – he is so incredibly positive and full of energy. But we won’t just miss his character because he is a footballer who has all the tools. impact Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Latest Football News ALTERED How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? possible standings possible xi Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more There appear to be no hard feelings between Klopp and Ings How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures NEW ERA center_img gameday Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener “What is clear is that in his time here he had zero luck really, certainly in my time. Before joining I tried to watch as many games on tape as I could from the season so far and Danny Ings stood out as someone I was really looking forward to coaching. 1 “So we say farewell to a friend, but for Danny I know the best chapters in his personal story are still to be written. He is as fit now as at any point of his career I would bet and he just requires the opportunity.“He has that opportunity and on behalf of his Liverpool family we say good luck Danny and we will miss you.”Ings could make his Southampton debut against former club Burnley on Sunday at 13:30. highlights “We all know his story and the bad luck he has had since then.“It’s why the other emotion is that of being pleased for Danny that he has such a good move and his future is now very bright.“When he said to us he thinks this is the window it might be best to look elsewhere, for the sake of his career and playing more regular football, it was clear early on that Southampton has great appeal to him personally.“It’s his home, his family is there, it’s his boyhood club. They have a great manager and I think the supporters and him will feed off each other’s passion and energy. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp paid tribute to Danny Ings after the striker completed his deadline day move to Southampton.Ings, 26, joins Saints on a season-long loan before the transfer is made permanent on July 1, 2019. smart causal Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade last_img read more

Fulham vs Southampton: Preview, team news, predicted line-ups and more

first_imgIs another miracle on the cards? Anything can happen when Claudio Ranieri is about and Fulham fans will be hoping his time there is more comparable to Leicester City than to Greece.He will take charge of his first Fulham game when they host Southampton on Saturday after replacing Slavisa Jokanovic in the Craven Cottage hotseat two weeks ago. Mark Hughes’ Southampton have won just one league game this season Joe Bryan is back in contention for Fulham Claudio Ranieri starts his survival mission with Fulham against Southampton on Saturday 3 3center_img Rock-bottom Fulham are in desperate need of points and a win could kickstart their season and spell the end for Saints boss Mark Hughes.The Welshman could be sacked if his struggling side lose in west London – Southampton are only out of the relegation zone on goal difference.What the managers are sayingClaudio Ranieri (Fulham): “I am [a] Tinkerman but I tinker clever.“It’s important to maintain the same line-up for some matches but you never know, I want everybody available and then I can choose.”Mark Hughes (Southampton): “There will always be speculation and I call it noise. Once a manager departs after a lot of noise that noise switches to someone else and all the negative stats come out. 3 Southampton: Top scorer Danny Ings is a major doubt after suffering a knock in the 1-1 draw with Watford before the international break, while Ryan Betrand is serving a one-match ban.But Moi Elyounoussi and Mario Lemina should be available after recovering from hamstring and thigh injuries, respectively.Predicted line-upsFulham: Rico; Fosu-Mensah, Odoi, Mawson, Sessegnon; Seri, Johansen, Cairney; Schurrle, Mitrovic, Vietto.Southampton: McCarthy; Soares, Yoshida, Hoedt, Targett; Armstrong, Lemina, Hojbjerg, Redmond; Gabbiadini, Austin. “A little bit of the noise is around me at the moment which is the nature of the role that I have. It will go away with a few good results. It becomes a little bit predictable and you understand how it works.“After 20 years of doing this job, it’s nothing I haven’t seen and dealt with before. It’s part of the job and doesn’t faze me.”Team newsFulham: Kevin McDonald remains sidelined with a hamstring injury and Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa has also been ruled out with an unspecified issue.But left-back Joe Bryan should be fit enough to return to the squad following his own hamstring problem.last_img read more

VALLEY CHAMPIONS! Women’s Basketball Defeats UNI For Second-Straight MVC Tournament Title

first_img Photos Box Score (PDF) Box Score (HTML) Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) added 12 points and seven rebounds while Becca Jonas (Independence, Mo.) and Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) each added 10 points. Dean was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player after averaging 17.0 points per game and shooting 10-of-21 from three-point range in the Bulldogs’ three wins. Rhine and Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) joined Dean on the MVC All-Tournament team. Rhine, who holds a perfect 4.0 grade point average, was recognized by the Valley by being named the MVC Elite 17 winner. The award is given at each MVC championship to the student-athlete with the highest GPA. The Bulldogs’ second-straight MVC Tournament title capped a second-consecutive season in which the program went undefeated against conference foes and the victory over UNI was the Bulldogs 21st-straight win this season. Drake’s defense held UNI to 32.8 percent shooting with Megan Maahs leading the Panthers with eight points and 11 rebounds while Mikaela Morgan and Rose Simon Ressler each added nine points. The latest installment of the rivalry between the two MVC stalwarts lived up to its legacy as Drake held off a UNI rally to open the third quarter en route to the 12-point victory. MOLINE, Ill. – The Drake University women’s basketball team won its seventh Missouri Valley Conference Tournament and secured its 12th NCAA Tournament berth with a 75-63 victory over UNI in the MVC Tournament championship game Sunday, March 11, afternoon at the TaxSlayer Center. Preview Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines ESPN2 Full Schedule Roster The Panthers mounted one final push to quell Drake’s title hopes, drawing within three points three minutes into the final quarter. But Miller and the Bulldogs rattled off eight straight points and held UNI scoreless for more than seven minutes to build a double-digit lead with less than two minutes remaining in the title game to earn the right to cut down the nets at the TaxSlayer Center.center_img Drake (26-7) will learn its NCAA Tournament opportunity during the NCAA Tournament Selection Show Monday evening on ESPN at 6 p.m. CDT. Next Game: Story Links Watch Live Four Bulldogs scored in double-figures to lead Drake to the tourney crown with Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) helping lead with way with 12 points. Her final points came on a critical three-pointer in the fourth quarter that helped the Bulldogs go on an 8-0 run to build an 11-point lead with just over five minutes remaining in the title game. The Panthers opened that quarter on a 13-5 run to take their first and only lead of the game, 49-48, on a Taylor Hagen jumper with 5:31 left in the period. But, seven-straight points from Drake put the eventual champions back in the driver’s seat. The Valley champions return to Des Moines this evening and will learn their NCAA opponent and location Monday evening at 6 p.m. CDT. Details regarding a Selection Show Watch Party are forthcoming. Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs jumped all over the Panthers to start the game with a quick 7-0 lead in the first four minutes to force an early UNI timeout. Drake extended its lead to as many as 13 points, 29-16, with seven minutes left in the second quarter thanks to four points from Rhine during a 6-0 Drake spurt. Rhine finished the opening half with 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting as the Bulldogs converted on 14-of-30 shots in the opening half. The Panthers responded to Drake’s early charge with an 8-0 run that eventually allowed UNI to draw within a point, 37-36, with less than two minutes left in the quarter. But that momentum was short-lived as the Bulldogs closed the second quarter with back-to-back three-pointers from Hannah Fuller (West Des Moines, Iowa) and Dean put Drake up, 43-36, at halftime. The two quick three-pointers gave the Bulldogs seven three-pointers on 13 attempts in the first half as the teams made a combined 14 three-pointers in the first 20 minutes of the contest. Drake finished the game with nine three-pointers but shot 9-of-19 inside the arc in the second half. at Texas A&M 3/16/2018 – 1:30 p.m.last_img read more