A labourer was on Friday placed on 0,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan when he appeared before her charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm.Chris Baird, 23, of Lot 41 Parika, pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on 10 April at Tabatinga, Central Rupununi, Lethem, he inflicted grievous bodily harm on Linden West.Baird also denied the charge that on the same day at the same location he also inflicted grievous bodily harm to Amanda Campbell.Magistrate McLennan enquired about the Complainants’ whereabouts to which Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers informed the court that they are in Lethem.The case was transferred to the Lethem Magistrate’s Court and will continue on May 30.
Labourer slapped with bodily harm charge
PPCC Chairman Resigns to Respond to Global Witness Allegations
The Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC) says it takes due notice of the ongoing investigation by the Special Taskforce on the Global Witness allegations against some past and present officials of the Liberian government including its Chairman, Professor Willie Belleh. The Special Taskforce has included Prof. Belleh in the second batch of persons indicted for their alleged roles in the Sable Mining saga. He is currently on post-surgery consultations in the United States and is expected back home soon, a PPCC release said yesterday. In August 2016, Prof. Belleh offered to voluntarily and temporarily step aside as Chairman of PPCC’s Board of Commissioners to allow him to face the Taskforce to prove his innocence. At the time President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf requested him to stay on as Chairman of the PPCC. On January 9, 2017, Prof. Belleh again offered to voluntarily and temporarily step aside. This time the President decided that on account of the short life span of her administration and the need “to conclude priorities that have been established under the Agenda for Transformation, which requires for all officials to be fully on board, and given that she does not know how long the legal process regarding his case will take,” she prefers to accept his resignation and has done so. Prof. Belleh continues to insist that he is innocent and that the charges against him are fabrications. The Commission has called on the courts to expeditiously give Prof. Belleh due process so that he will have the opportunity to defend himself. Prior to the Global Witness allegations and this indictment, Prof. Belleh served the Commission with distinction. Regrettably, given that the PPCC is an integrity institution, President Sirleaf has approved his resignation request to afford him the opportunity to respond to the allegations brought against him. Meanwhile the vice chairperson of the Commission, Mrs. Esther Paegar, will handle the affairs of the Commission pending the appointment of another chairperson.Meanwhile, the Commission assures all institutions and the public at large, that it will continue to effectively and efficiently discharge its mandate in the interest of the Liberian people.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Chef to presidents chills at Canyons
DONEGAL ANIMAL OWNERS TO APPEAR ON BBC TELEVISION
Two local men and their animal friends star on television Monday night.Colm Burns and his huskies from Frostylake Racing Huskies will feature on Ar bhealach na gaeltachta on BBC2 on Monday night at 10pm.Also Danny Curran and Quiney the donkey from Donegal Donkey Sanctuary will feature on the show so don’t forget to tune in. DONEGAL ANIMAL OWNERS TO APPEAR ON BBC TELEVISION was last modified: June 7th, 2014 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)
New road rules in forest above Carson City
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “Providing designated travel routes and facilities is long overdue, especially given current and projected population growth,” he said in a report released last week. Dave Loomis, land-use planner for the Carson Ranger District, said the plan had been in the works for about a year and was part of a three-year effort. Nationwide, the Forest Service and U.S. Bureau of Land Management are developing plans to restrict motorized vehicles to designated routes as part of an effort to curb environmental damage and ease conflict among users of public lands. Between 1972 and 2000, the number of off-road vehicle users increased from about 5 million to 36 million, causing conflicts with other users such as horseback riders and hikers. “We want people to know we’re providing recreational opportunities in a more organized fashion than we have in the past and that we’re protecting cultural and natural resources,” Loomis told Gardnerville’s Record-Courier newspaper. CARSON CITY, Nev. – The U.S. Forest Service has designated a system of motorized and nonmotorized routes for 10,000 acres of public land in the Sierra Nevada above Carson City. The agency’s updated travel management plan for Kings, Clear Creek and Voltaire canyons designates 12 miles of roads open to the public, seven miles of administrative roads, 4.5 miles of motorized two-track trails and four to five miles of nonmotorized trails. About 17 miles of roads and other routes will be closed to motorized vehicles under the Carson Ranger District’s plan. Cross-country motorized travel off designated routes will continue to be prohibited. District Ranger Gary Schiff said use of the scenic areas is soaring because of their proximity to booming Carson City and Douglas County. “We’re adopting some new routes and others we are decommissioning. We want to make sure the watershed and wildlife are protected,” he said. Larry Randall, recreation program manager for the Carson Ranger District, said officials tried to accommodate users. “We felt we took pains to listen to users’ needs,” he said. “Every acre won’t provide every opportunity, but we feel we reached a good balance.” Loomis said the plan enhances nonmotorized recreational opportunities. “It provides a more organized system to go horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking,” he said. “We’ll be closing off some roads used by off-road vehicles to protect the watershed.” The plan will have no significant environmental impact, Schiff said. Appeals must be submitted within 45 days.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Players get Rs 1.5 lakh each after furore
Hours after the players rejected the cash award of Rs 25,000 announced by Hockey India, arguing that it was a pittance, sports minister Ajay Maken waded into the row by announcing an award of Rs 1.5 lakh from the government.The players felt the amount announced by Hockey India does not do justice to their title triumph at the Asian Champions Trophy, where they defeated Pakistan in the final via a tie- breaker.”The federation has failed to meet our expectations. This is not the way to treat the national players. The money should be better not just for the motivation of the current crop of players, but also for the future generations who’d like to take up the national sport,” captain Rajpal Singh said.Several former players had also cried foul on the “meager” amount given to the players.Hockey India had argued that it was cash-strapped and could not afford a larger amount.”We have to operate within limited resources. It is unfortunate that we can only give this much but that was the budget available with us. It should be taken as a blessing rather than looking down upon it. The federation cannot give more than this amount,” secretary general Narinder Batra said.Maken then announced an award of Rs 1.5 lakh each for the players. Batra had also written to the ministry requesting it to do likewise.Maken backed the players’ decision and also took a dig at Hockey India.”The players have done the right thing by rejecting the cash award offered to them. Hockey India should have consulted me before announcing the award.advertisementThe players are eligible for a cash award of Rs 1.5 lakh each under the government scheme,” said Maken.”I spoke to Mr Batra and told him if he wanted to reward the players, we could have done it together so that the players got Rs 1.75 lakh each.” Maken said that the coaching staff and other officials with the team would get Rs 75,000 each.Batra had announced an award of Rs 25,000 for them too.This was the inaugural edition of the Asian Champions Trophy, but the minister said it was part of the rewards structure already in place.”The scheme is already there in public domain and I thought it was not required to make it public again. This is not a pittance, it is what the players deserve.”It is no secret that the government pays for the team’s training, accommodation and exposure trips, while also awarding them for good performances at international tournaments.Under the scheme titled “Special awards medal winner in international sports events,” the government had given cash awards worth Rs 33.89 crore in 2010-11, Rs 5.50 crore in 2009-10 and Rs 8.75 crore during 2008-09, Maken said.The minister also pointed out that during the past six months, the ministry had spent Rs 7.81 crore on the hockey team’s preparation for various events.Out of this amount, Rs 5.97 crore were spent on national coaching camps, Rs 1.75 crore on foreign exposure and Rs 8.5 lakh on foreign experts.”We are also paying $ 10,000 as salary to coach (Michael Nobbs), for the first time in any sport,” Maken said.The Punjab government then also got into the act, announcing Rs 25 lakh for the team. The Orissa chief minister announced a cash reward of Rs 1.5 lakh each for the three players who hail from the state – Ignace Tirkey, Manjit Kullu and Roshan Minz.
India vs. China International Friendly: Stephen Constantine announces a 29-man squad
Forwards: Sunil Chhetri (Bengaluru FC), Jeje Lalpekhlua (Chennaiyin FC), Balwant Singh (ATK), Sumeet Passi (Jamshedpur FC), Manvir Singh (FC Goa), Farukh Choudhary (Jamshedpur FC)Advertisement AdvertisementStephen Constantine announced a 29-man squad today which will cross swords with China on 13th October 2018. The match will take place at the Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium, and is set for kick-off at 5:05 p.m. IST.13 of the 29 men had played at the SAFF Championships where India finished runners-upIndia had last met China at the 1997 Nehru Gold Cup in Kochi when Bhaichung Bhutia scored the lone goal for India in a 2-1 loss. India have a poor away record and would like to change that before the AFC Asian Cup begins at UAE in January 2019.Here is the full squad which will gather in Delhi for a 2-day camp before they set sail for China on October 10.Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (Bengaluru FC), Vishal Kaith (FC Pune City), Amrinder Singh (Mumbai City FC), Karanjeet Singh (Chennaiyin FC)Defenders: Pritam Kotal (Delhi Dynamos), Sarthak Golui (FC Pune City), Sandesh Jhingan (Kerala Blasters), Anas Edathodika (Kerala Blasters), Salam Ranjan Singh (East Bengal FC), Subhasish Bose (Mumbai City FC), Narayan Das (Delhi Dynamos)Midfielders: Udanta Singh (Bengaluru FC), Nikhil Poojary (FC Pune City), Pronay Halder (ATK), Rowllin Borges (Northeast United FC), Germanpreet Singh (Chennaiyin FC), Anirudh Thapa (Chennaiyin FC), Souvik Chakraborti (Mumbai City FC), Vinit Rai (Delhi Dynamos), Holicharan Narzary (Kerala Blasters), Bikash Jairu (Jamshedpur FC), Ashique Kuruniyan (FC Pune City), Lallianzuala Chhangte (Delhi Dynamos)
Assembly polls results proof of PMs leadership: Khattar
Chandigarh, May 19 (PTI) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the results of Assembly polls in five states, which were declared today, were “proof” of the able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and “people?s faith” in the policies and programmes of BJP.He said for the first time, the party?s representation has increased in north-eastern and southern states and the party alliance has got majority in Assam.Also, the party has, for the first time, registered its presence in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, he said.He also credited the success of BJP to its national president Amit Shah and his team “as they had carefully hand-picked the party candidates”.He also congratulated Union Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who is the BJP?s Chief Ministerial candidate in Assam, and expressed hope that he would fulfill the aspirations of the people. PTI VJ DIP ZMN DIP
‘Happy’ Perisic to end Man Utd hopes
Transfers Man Utd hopes ended as ‘happy’ Perisic set to be rewarded with new Inter deal Last updated 2 years ago 00:02 8/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Getty Transfers Serie A Premier League Primera División Internazionale Manchester United Real Madrid Croatia boss Ante Cacic believes his star winger will not be on the move before the summer deadline and will instead pen fresh terms at the San Siro Ivan Perisic will continue to snub interest from Manchester United as he is “happy” at Inter, says Croatia boss Ante Cacic.The 28-year-old winger has been heavily linked with a big-money move to Old Trafford throughout the summer transfer window.It appeared at one stage as though the Red Devils were closing on a deal, but Inter have maintained throughout that they have no interest in selling and Perisic has been convinced to stay put. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Inter 11/8 to beat Spal -2 handicapHe is now expected to put an end to the transfer rumours once and for all by committing to fresh terms at the San Siro, with Cacic not expecting any movement before Thursday’s deadline.”I spoke to Ivan Perisic, he is happy in Inter,” the Croatia head coach told reporters after seeing his squad report for international duty.“The coach [Luciano Spalletti] appreciates him, they are preparing new contract for him.”While delighted to see Perisic’s domestic future being resolved, Cacic has also welcomed the ongoing commitment of Luka Modric to the international cause.The Real Madrid midfielder admitted to questioning his position after facing criticism for changing his testimony in the recent Zdravko Mamic corruption trial.He told Vecernji List in July: “I have still not made a final decision, we will see.”Cacic, though, claims that the 31-year-old never came close to retiring from the national team fold.He said: “Luka Modric is best midfielder in the world, proud of Croatia and he never considered quitting national team.”Croatia are currently readying themselves for World Cup qualifiers against Kosovo and Turkey.
Photo: Maryland Will Wear New Under Armour Heritage ClutchFit Drives vs. Ohio State Thursday
COLUMBUS, OH – MARCH 22: A general view of Under Armour shoes during a game between the Maryland Terrapins and the West Virginia Mountaineers during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on March 22, 2015 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Maryland will debut some new Under Armour basketball shoes for its Big Ten road game against Ohio State Thursday night. The No. 16-ranked Terrapins (18-3, 6-2 Big Ten) are set to take on the Buckeyes (16-5, 5-3 Big Ten) at Value City Arena in Columbus. Maryland is coming off a dramatic last-second victory against Northwestern, while Ohio State has won three of its last four contests. For their big road game, Mark Turgeon’s squad will be sporting new Under Armour Heritage ClutchFit Drives. Terps will celebrate their rich history & tradition tomorrow with the new Heritage ClutchFit Drives! #GoTerps #IWILL pic.twitter.com/f84JKWNrOm— Maryland Athletics (@umterps) January 28, 2015Notre Dame will be wearing similar Under Armour shoes for its game against Duke Wednesday night. Maryland and Ohio State are set to tip off at 7 p.m. E.T. Thursday. The game will be televised on ESPN.