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  • Racetrack security chief warns thugs

    first_imgJASON McKay, chief executive officer of McKay Security Limited, security contractor at Caymanas Park, on Thursday warned persons allegedly issuing threats against grooms at the Portmore racetrack that they could face serious jail time if found guilty. Horsemen on Monday reported that they were being threatened by persons from the informal ‘Train Line’ community of Gregory Park, who were affected by Sunday’s disconnection of illegal electricity wiring to the racetrack’s power grid. COURT CASE “It is so ironic that it was only this morning I was reading an online news item in which a man who threatened a complainant in an assault matter, right here in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court, was given a direct four-month sentence for the threat, but was fined $15,000 or 60 days on the assault charge,” McKay pointed out yesterday. “He could not believe he was given a direct four-month sentence for the threat, so I am warning anybody who had illegal connections cut from the Caymanas compound, who are now threatening workers, to immediately desist,” warned the security chief, who is also a district constable with the St Catherine South Police Division. McKay described the alleged acts as “cowardly”. “The decision to disconnect illegal, electricity at the track was mine. I am tasked to provide security at the racetrack, plus I am a police officer. It has nothing to do with CTL or the soon-to-be new owners, Supreme Ventures Limited. “Abstracting electricity is illegal and I am an officer of the law. I am in your community every day. If you have an issue, take it up with me. Attacking persons who can’t defend themselves is cowardly,” he added. ainsley.walters@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

  • Manny Pacquiao teases Floyd Mayweather rematch after January bout

    first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Filipino veteran Manny Pacquiao revealed Monday he has spoken with Floyd Mayweather about a possible sequel to their 2015 superfight, but said no decision would be taken on a rematch until the New Year.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Since then, speculation about a possible rematch between the two welterweights has flickered, with Mayweather saying in September he was ready to fight Pacquiao.“I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year another 9 figure pay day on the way,” Mayweather wrote on Instagram.Meanwhile, Pacquiao, who will be fighting in the United States for the first time in two years in January’s bout, said Monday he remained solely focused on Broner before any return with Mayweather.“We cannot underestimate Broner and this fight,” Pacquiao said. “We will discuss anything with Floyd Mayweather after that.”Pacquiao, 39, will face Broner at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Speaking in New York to confirm details of his January 19 fight against Adrien Broner, Pacquiao said he had discussed a rematch with Mayweather during a recent trip to Japan.“When I met up with Floyd in Japan, we talked and he said he wants to come out of retirement to challenge me,” Pacquiao said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“All I know is fighting in the ring and entertaining people. That’s my job. Floyd has come out of retirement and we’ll see after this fight.”Manny Pacquiao (L) speaks to the audience during a press conference at Gotham Hall in preparation for his upcoming match against Adrien Broner (R) on November 19, 2018 in New York City. The match is set to take place on January 19, 2019 in Las Vegas. Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFPMayweather scored a unanimous victory over Pacquiao in 2015’s “Fight of the Century”, which was largely regarded as a let-down despite being the highest-grossing fight of all time. Olympic powerbroker indicted, faces Swiss forgery trial Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

  • Barway Collins’ Father To Get 40 Years in Jail

    first_imgA Liberian father, whose ten year old son’s lifeless body was found in the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, United States, has pleaded guilty to intentionally murdering his son for U$70, 000 insurance money, according to a report in Minneapolis (MN) based Collins who has since been accused in the death of his 10-year-old son, Barway Collins and subsequently indicted by a grand jury on charges of first degree murder, entered a guilty plea Monday to second-degree intentional murder.As part of his plea, he has already agreed to 40 years in prison, KARE reported.The body of Barway Collins was found from the Mississippi River on April 11; his feet were bound with duct tape, and there was also tape found on his body. This was after he had gone missing for over three weeks.According to report, the late Barway was last spotted leaving a bus after school.Since the discovery, which came after a massive search, authorities and ordinary people have always suspected foul play in Barway’s death and the boy’s death was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner’s office though they say he was killed by “unspecified means.”Little Barway’s biological mother, who was in Liberia at the time of his death and was very devastated about the incident, has tearfully welcomed the news and indicated that she is now relieved. Louise is anxious to know whether anyone helped Pierre in the act, and if so, that person too, should be brought to book.“I just want justice for my son,” KARE11 quoted Louise as saying.Investigators say Collins killed his son in order to collect the life insurance money. An investigation revealed Collins was in huge debt and believed this was his only way out, KARE ll said.The report further indicates that Collins had two life insurance policies on Barway, totaling $50,000. Two days before his son was last seen, Collins allegedly made a payment on that life insurance policy and called the company, asking about raising the amount of coverage to $20,000 more. Cell phone records place Collins at the river on the day his son disappeared, near the area where his son’s body was eventually found.The president of a foundation and advocacy group, which lobbied to ensure that Barway’s mother-Louise Karluah was transported to the US to attend her son’s final funeral rites, Emma Smith noted that the plea is a victory for Barway and his mother, Louise. She termed the plea as a success story.“Justice has shown its rightful face and I want to praise God for Louise,” Smith, a young, elegant, purposeful and a love for humanity oriented female said. She was in an exciting mood when she heard the news. “I’m lack of words and don’t even know what to say. Praise God that our prayers have been answered,” she said.Ms. Smith, a musician and social activist, along with other Liberian women, including Cllr. Yvette Chesson Wureh, were in the forefront in ensuring that Louise, a semi-literate woman, got to the US and be part of the search for her son’s killer. She also expressed gratitude to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the US Embassy, and Concern Women Liberia for their roles in the advocacy.“I want to be grateful to God for this news. This is indeed a victory for humanity, those of our friends in the US who have been consistently part of this justice seeking initiative and we (Liberian women) on this side that rallied behind Louise to ensure that she got due recognition,” Smith told the Daily Observer in a telephone interview yesterday.She lauded all those who were involved in the process of bringing Pierre to face the consequences of his action. “Pierre is heartless. He is going to pay dearly for taking the life of an innocent child,” she said.Emma Smith is now hoping that Louise will get some benefits in order to educate herself and improve her life.Many, especially Liberians in the US have said that Pierre has not been fair and not been trustworthy. They believe that Pierre Collins is leaving out important parts of the story, and they insist that there is more that needs to be made public.Pierre Collins has a record of abusing children, including Louise Karluah, the mother of his deceased son. He impregnated Louise at the age of fifteen while she was his student in a Refugee Camp in Ghana. A horrible tale, according to her, she has been living with. Pierre has also been caught in improper acts with his own children.County of Hennepin child protection services filed a petition to terminate his parental rights to his one-year-old son because of his track record of abusing his kids.KAREll revealed findings from a two year investigation by the county into abuse allegations of his children, with family court records showing his then-wife Jennifer Lynn Collins, filed for an order of protection, claiming that Collins inappropriately kissed his 11-year-old daughter and “slapped” his other son in the face leaving a “huge red welt.” Six months later Collins was accused of sexually assaulting a third child.He at the time denied any wrong-doing and was never criminally charged, but agreed to an “Order for Protection” that banned him from the home, his children’s schools and allowed only “supervised” visitations. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Delays expected on Montney Hill

    first_imgThere will be minor delays on the Montney Hill on the road to Rose Prairie.The delays will last over the next couple of days becase of construction in the area.The area is expected to be clear by the weekend.- Advertisement –last_img

  • UG Trojans fighting to the very end

    first_imgThe Guyana Amateur Basketball Association’s (GABA’s) First Division, Second Division and Under-23 leagues continue action at the Burnham Hard Court on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.As the tournament is currently in its progressive stage, many fans have been privileged to watch the UG Trojans compete in the tournament in the first division and U23 leagues.UG Trojans coach Warren WilsonSpeaking with Guyana Times Sport, coach of the UG Trojans, Warren Wilson, stated he is very impressed with the U23 side, as they have played three games and won two, against the Eagles and Sonics, whilst the third game was washed out due to inclement weather. The student side went on to beat the Eagles 56-52, with Jabari Joseph scoring 9 points 5 rebounds 2 steals and 1block; Jahleel Young scored 9 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal; and Kadeem Peterkin scored 9 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 2 steals.They also had a close encounter with the Sonics, miraculously winning the game 65-64, with Jabari Joseph again leading from the front with 16 points, Darroll Williams scoring 16 points, and Kadeem Peterkin scoring 11 points, proving that everyone on the team plays an integral part in the team’s success.According to Wilson, “We lost to Nets 1st Division 78-52. Certain players stood out, such as Samuel Thompson: 19 points 3 rebounds 2 blocks; Akil Lewis: 14 points 3 rebounds; andDwight McKinnon: 8 points 5 rebounds 2 blocks in the losing effort”.Asked by Guyana Times Sport how he felt about both teams’ performance, Wilson said, “The U23 is performing fairly well. We just have to do some fine-tuning on the defensive end and hope they get adjusted to the conditions, as they haven’t fully adjusted to conditions at Burnham Court despite their victories against such worthy opponents”.He also said the first division team has potential and can play, but currently at the moment, the Achilles heel for the first division is fitness, and they are working round the clock to fix the issue.The Trojans will play the Guardians in their next first division match-up.last_img read more

  • Having fun with Cupid in mind

    first_imgLETMESAIL Inc., (Lifestyle Enrichment Through Meaningful Exercise Social Activities and Independent Living), a nonprofit organization for individuals with disabilities, is hosting a Valentine’s Day “Cupid’s Ball” on Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This fun-filled event, which will include art activities, games, dancing, refreshments, contests and prizes, will be held in Valencia High School’s Multi-Purpose Room. Valencia High School is located at 27801 N. Dickason Drive, off of Newhall Ranch Road. A donation of $5 is requested at the door. Dress is casual. The mission of LETMESAIL Inc., is to provide therapeutic, social, recreational and educational opportunities for differently-abled individuals with disabilities (and their family members) enabling them to maximize their potential to lead a more independent, healthy and enriched quality of life through a wide variety of activities held on-site at its Lifestyle Enrichment Center as well as a myriad of community based activities. Participants include individuals age 16 years old and above with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, hearing and vision impairments, physical disabilities and a wide range of intellectual disabilities. LETMESAIL is a grass-roots organization that is dedicated to enriching the lives of the differently-abled. LETMESAIL provides a fun, positive, and motivating environment and opportunities for learning and growth. According to recently-hired LETMESAIL Program Director, Kristel Curameng, “The `Cupid’s Ball’ has something for everyone. Clients will be able to enjoy Valentine arts and crafts activities, a cookie-decorating station, games, and best-dance contests to a variety of songs, such as the macarena, `YMCA,’ the chicken dance, twist and `Achy Breaky Heart.”‘ In addition, volunteer dance instructors will be teaching the salsa. LETMESAIL is a rapidly growing organization serving the Santa Clarita Valley. Founded in 2005 by Gary and Maureen Spindt and Don Zennie, previous area directors of Santa Clarita Valley Special Olympics, the agency now has nearly 100 registered clients. President of the LETMESAIL board of directors, Gary Spindt, summarizes the agency’s philosophy by stating, “Instead of referring to our clients as disabled, we prefer to identify them as `differently-abled.’ When given the opportunity to do so, special-needs individuals can prove their capabilities and talents in many ways.” LETMESAIL is supported through individual and corporate donations, grants, in-kind donations and event fundraisers. The organization has already begun plans to host a large charity New Year’s Eve celebration, which will be held at Robinson Ranch. The “Cupid’s Ball” is open to all registered clients of LETMESAIL. Community members interested in joining the organization, or learning more about the year-round volunteer opportunities that exist or sponsorship opportunities, may contact Program Director Kristel Curameng at (661) 702-8555 or via e-mail at Further information can be viewed on the LETMESAIL Web site at To post your own stories and photos, log on to 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

  • Oscar parties give L.A. hangover

    first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Of course, it wasn’t lost on Ackerman that despite all that great P.R. showing the City of Angels all dressed up at its celebratory best, the Oscar for Best Picture went to “Crash,” a film that trashes L.A. “Any of the positive press we can get, showcasing Hollywood, showcasing the areas around L.A.: To be able to promote that to the world, you can’t put a price tag on it.” For the 78th annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, the city waived $75,000 in fees for permits and staff time. That included the costs of staffers and equipment to close off the streets and get ready for 5,000 guests and spectators. It also doesn’t include nearly $500,000 absorbed by the Los Angeles Police Department to secure the event – costs the department simply counts as another workday. Similarly, the city waived $125,000 for last month’s Grammys at Staples Center; $6,000 for the Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium; and $10,000 for the Emmy Awards last fall. Again those fees exclude LAPD costs, which for the Grammys and Emmys have historically cost about half the outlay for the Oscars, according to the Chief Administrative Office staff. In all, the city waives about $9 million annually in event fees and salaries. But not everyone thinks the city should provide all the freebies. Councilman Dennis Zine, who says he’s “squawked” about the giveaways in the past, experienced the outlay firsthand as he attended a party in Hollywood. “They had a massive deployment of police officers, a massive deployment of traffic officers… That’s a cost to the general fund we have to absorb,” the councilman said. “We need to do something in compensation for the deployment of resources.” But Jack Kyser, chief economist for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., estimated that this year’s awards ceremony – really the week of parties and events – generated $122.5 million for the region. While he might pass on hosting another political convention like the 2000 Democratic National Convention that resulted in heavy security costs and costly legal bills, he’d have the region pony up for the Oscars just about any time. “You have people coming into the Los Angeles area, staying in hotels. There is tax revenue generated for the city.” With parties to throw and goodie bags to stuff, Los Angeles-area companies big and small are able to provide for the need, experts said. Caterers, limo drivers, fashion designers and others stand to make a buck off a big event, they said. “How many hundreds of people were parking cars last night? They were all Angelenos. How many catering waiters serving all of the food? These are all locals,” said Alesandra Dubin, Southern California bureau chief for BiZBash, a special-events trade industry magazine and Web site. “Some people think these events are frivolous, but it’s easy to say that without analyzing what the numbers mean. It’s involving the city on lots of levels and not just on the level of Graydon Carter’s salary or the tuna tartar on the plate of Mischa Barton.” Councilman Eric Garcetti, who proposed waiving the fees for this year’s Oscars, wants to support the entertainment industry while also ensuring that the bashes are good neighbors to Hollywood residents. “I think everyone recognizes that the Academy Awards are kind of crucial to Los Angeles and Hollywood,” said Garcetti spokesman Josh Kamensky. “They’re an iconic element of economic development and the regional identity that we think is worth rolling out the red carpet for.” Lisa Mascaro, (818) 713-3761 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Not one to spoil a party, the city of Los Angeles absorbed an estimated $1 million in fees and costs for the Academy Awards, the Grammys and other Tinseltown bashes this awards season, officials and reports said Monday. The city’s outlay covers the range of special event-related needs – from white-gloved officers who directed traffic to engineering inspectors who ensured that the 24-foot Oscar statues on Hollywood Boulevard stayed put. While some critics grumble that it’s too steep a price for a city facing a $295 million budget shortfall, others insist it’s a wise civic investment. Sunday’s Academy Awards alone generated $122.5 million in gross revenues for the region. “It’s money well spent. I don’t think we could buy the kind of coverage we got,” said Bruce Ackerman, president and CEO of the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley. last_img read more


    first_imgThe High Kings are on their way to Donegal.Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey & Darren Holden – renowned vocalists and musicians – have come together to create the most exciting Irish ballad group to emerge since The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem electrified the worldwide folk revival of the 1960s.The band will play at the Mount Errigal Hotel on Saturday, December 28 – the perfect lift after the turkey! Carrying on the tradition of great Irish music, creating exciting modern songs in the folk idiom and incorporating some of the classic ballad repertoire from the past.The highly acclaimed musical Director David Downes, (musical director of Celtic Woman) brings intricate harmonies and driving rhythms to The High Kings songbook, giving them freshness and sparkle that is modern and exciting, without ever sacrificing the traditional melodies and lyrics, which made them so attractive in the first instance.The songs themselves reflect a wide range of moods, the rousing “Rocky Road To Dublin,” the haunting strains of “The Parting Glass,” the irresistible “The Wild Rover” and the stunning “Fields of Glory”. The four part harmonies will be backed by a band on the Irish tour.Tickets are available from the Mount Errigal Hotel.  THE HIGH KINGS ANNOUNCE CHRISTMAS GIG AT THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL was last modified: December 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:letterkennyMount Errigal HotelThe High Kingslast_img read more

  • Valley cowboy’s legacy back in saddle

    first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Gone were the pictures of Johny with some of his biggest supporters, like former President Ronald Reagan and former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley. The autographed photos were packed away with the plaques and other mementos of everything he had accomplished in his life. When Mike and Katherine Carpenter moved into the house across the street in 2002, the Heaven on Earth ranch had become the nonsectarian All Nations Church. Mike was not related to Johny; didn’t even know who he was until his wife, a horse trainer, told him about the old cowboy who used to run the ranch for disabled and disadvantaged kids across the street. She had bought and restored Johny’s last buggy before he got evicted from the place back in 1993, and, like many people, she tried to help Johny get back on his feet – maybe even find another Heaven on Earth. He never did, not like the old one. One of the last public appearances Johny made was in 1996 when, despite ill health, he put on his black cowboy hat, blue jeans, and cowboy boots to accept the Citizen of the Year award from the East Valley Coordinating Council. Then, he just faded away. Johny Carpenter always had a soft spot for a hard-luck story – even after he became one himself. The Western-movie stuntman never got a chance to die the way he wanted – with his boots on at the Lake View Terrace horse ranch and Western town he ran for more than 50 years for needy and physically disabled children. Instead, he died two years ago in a Burbank nursing home at 93, his legacy all but forgotten as a real-life cowboy who brought a little heaven down to earth for thousands of children in the San Fernando Valley – except by a handful of people who remembered him. The Heaven on Earth ranch that Johny ran on a shoestring was long gone by then. No longer were buses filled with disadvantaged and disabled children pulling up to the gates on Foothill Boulevard to give the kids their first chance to sit on a horse or take a ride in a real Western buggy. All for free. “The more I learned about Johny, the more fascinated I became with his life,” says Mike, a public affairs consultant who began doing some work for the Korean church across the street. “I was amazed at how many people didn’t know what was there before, that it had been a Wild West town for kids with disabilities run by this incredible man.” But Mike told Jin So Yoo, senior pastor at the church. “Bring it back,” Yoo told him. And that’s exactly what Mike, some friends, and a lot of old-time movie and TV character-actor cowboys are trying to do. In November 2003, the Korean church revived one of Johny’s favorite events for the kids, a Thanksgiving dinner. The church invited the entire neighborhood and every kid it could find who remembered Johny. They listened to Randy Horton, now 41, describe how it felt to be an 8-year-old boy with cerebral palsy coming to Heaven on Earth and being greeted at the gates by Johny. Randy was not supposed to be able to walk on his own, let alone ride a horse, but Johny wouldn’t let him quit. The old cowboy spent countless hours working on the kid’s balance, teaching him to stay in that saddle and ride. “He made me realize I could do anything I put my mind to,” Randy says today. “There were times my mother and I walked five miles together to get there. “If kids couldn’t get out of their wheelchairs, Johny would reach down with his strong arms and lift them into the covered wagon still in their chairs. “My wife, Kimberly, and I got married at his ranch in 1987,” Randy says. “I loved that man.” On Oct. 21, the Reel Cowboys – a group of old movie and TV Western character actors – will hold their annual Silver Spur Awards at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City. This year’s honorees are James Garner, Stella Stevens, Rhonda Fleming, Jack Palance, stuntman Roydon Clark, and a posthumous award to Audie Murphy. All big names who brought the Old West alive on movie and TV screens for generations. But, to me, the biggest star of the night will be Johny Carpenter. Proceeds from the event will be split between the Hollywood Stuntman’s Hall of Fame being built in Beatty, Nev., and the Johny Carpenter Horse Arena being planned by the New Heaven on Earth Ranch Foundation in Lake View Terrace. “We can’t duplicate what Johny did for thousands of kids. Nobody can,” Mike says. “But we can sure try to keep his legacy alive.” Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Dennis McCarthy, (818) 713-3749 For information and advance reservations for the Reel Cowboys’ Silver Spur Awards, call (800) 510-5921. For information on the New Heaven on Earth Ranch Foundation, call Mike Carpenter at (818) 470-5235. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

  • Glennie Named MVC Women’s Golf Elite 18 Award Winner

    first_imgGlennie, who owns a 4.0 GPA as an English major, finished tied for 15th at the conference tournament. She led the Bulldogs with a score of 230 (75-75-80) and captured her eighth top-20 finish of the season. The Elite 18 Award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average competing at the finals site at each of the MVC’s 18 team championships. The selection process varies for each sport, and winners are chosen from a list of nominations submitted by MVC institutions. Glennie’s Elite 18 honor is the women’s golf programs first, but as an athletic department, Drake has now won 13 Elite 18 Awards since the start of the 2014 season. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img DES MOINES, Iowa – Drake University sophomore Madison Glennie has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Golf Elite 18 Award winner, the conference announced at the conclusion of the recent 2016 MVC Championship.last_img read more