Calibishie man freed

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share LocalNews Calibishie man freed by: – July 16, 2012 Sharecenter_img Share 31 Views   3 comments Garvin GeorgeA young man of Calibishie walked out of the High Court of Justice a free man on Monday, after the Director of Public Prosecutions, Gene Pestaina, informed the court that a notice of discontinuance had been filed in respect to his matter.Garvin George was charged for murdering Julien Junior Joseph of Vieille Case on February 5th, 2010 at Calibishie.It was the prosecutor’s contention that George fatally stabbed Joseph with a scissors after a heated argument about a villager’s daughter.George was found guilty of that offence in November of 2011 and was sentenced to serve an imprisonment term of fourteen (14) years by Justice Birnie Stephenson-Brooks.However, that sentence was appealed by his attorneys, Wayne Norde and Bernadette Lambert, and it was upheld by the justices of the Court of Appeal who ordered a re-trial as a result of “several mis-directions to the jury” by the trial judge. That re-trial was held in June, and after four days of hearing evidence and almost five hours of deliberation, the jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict.Therefore a mistrial was declared and George was sent back to the state’s prison as he was never granted bail.State attorney in the DPP’s office Clement Joseph, expressed disappointment with the jury’s verdict, but said that they have to “respect it”.He also explained that it is within the DPP’s discretion to either reduce the charge to manslaughter, try him again for murder, or just withdraw the charge altogether.The decision was made to withdraw the matter instead of putting George through trial for a third time.Justice Stephenson Brooks told George; “this is good news for you today. I am discharging you; you’re a free man leaving this court”.George told Dominica Vibes News outside the court that “it’s wonderful to be free again to re-group with my family”.He also expressed remorse to Joseph’s family. “To the family of the deceased, what happen on that day was not willful, I did not have any intentions, I am sorry for the son they have lost”.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Man Utd to turn to Bundesliga boss amid Solskjaer doubts

first_img The German has steadied the ship since his arrival, with Bayern losing only twice in 15 Bundesiga games since their loss to Frankfurt. However, Flick is set to leave the German champions at the end of the season when his short-term contract expires and it is thought that the club are exploring other potential candidates such as Massimiliano Allegri and Mauricio Pochettino. Therefore, Bild continues by saying that United could swoop in amid the uncertainty over Flick’s future and secure his services if they decide to wield the axe on Solskjaer. In other news, Solskjaer is reportedly planning on selling five first-team stars as he prepares for a summer spending spree. Read Also:Man Utd star hands Solskjaer hint over blossoming Fernandes partnership The Norwegian has made five signings so far as United boss, with his latest two additions – Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo – proving to be fantastic additions. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Having at one point led United to their worst start to a league campaign in 30 years, Solskjaer‘s side are now unbeaten in 11 matches in all competitions. The Red Devils have won nine of those games and kept the same number of clean sheets, putting the club into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and effectively into the same stage of the Europa League. According to German newspaper Bild (via the Daily Express), however, United are still not fully convinced by Solskjaer and are considering appointing Flick at the end of the season. Having sacked Niko Kovac in November after a 5-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt, Flick – then Kovac’s assistant – was appointed in interim charge.Advertisement Manchester United are considering interim Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick as a replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the end of the season, according to a fanciful report in the German media. Loading… Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthMagnetic Floating Bed: All That Luxury For Mere $1.6 Mil?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe 10 Most Irresistible Asian ActressesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Wondering What And When Will Finally Be The Undoing Of Us?6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right NowWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthlast_img read more

Blake Walsman Signs Pro Contract To Play At Iceland

first_imgFormer Batesville Bulldog and Cincinnati Christian University Eagle standout Blake Walsman has signed a professional contract for Club Hurunamenn, located near the Iceland capital of Reykjavik.Walsman commented “This was a dream of mine since as long as I can remember, but I never thought it would actually become a reality. I am beyond blessed and grateful for this opportunity. I am ready to get to work and contribute in any way I can for my team.”Walsman was an NAIA All-American and played all four of his collegiate seasons with The Eagles. While he was there, he became the all-time leading scorer with a total of 2,236 points, the all-time leading rebounder with a total of 1,431, and had the most double-doubles with 71.Blake is represented by Oliver Hardman, the founder of OMH Sports Agency.Courtesy of Batesville Bulldogs Coach Aaron Garrett, Cincinnati Christian University, and The NCCAA.last_img read more

Premiership: Liverpool Chase Top Spot at Fulham

first_imgLiverpool can go back to the top of the Premier League table if they beat Fulham this afternoon. With Manchester City in FA Cup action this weekend, Jurgen Klopp’s side have the chance to take a two-point lead ahead of the international break.However, the manager played down the importance of going back into first, saying: “Psychologically we didn’t struggle because we are not ahead of them anymore and it doesn’t change.“Being ahead of City is not that important but we have a game at the weekend and we want to win that game. “Obviously we are then ahead but it doesn’t mean a lot. The game in hand for City is (Manchester) United, for sure not an easy one, but it is not decided at the weekend because of that.”Scott Parker is yet to win a game as caretaker manager of Fulham, and he knows his side faces another big test against potential Premier League winners.“It’s going to be a massive challenge. Liverpool is a team that is fighting at the right end, in terms of fighting for the championship,” he said. “They’re a team full of individual quality and are up there with the world’s best.”Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson will miss the trip with an ankle injury sustained in the midweek Champions League victory over Bayern Munich.It means Fabinho will come back into the side, having initially been rested for the Champions League tie, while Naby Keita will be assessed after missing the trip to Germany with a minor injury.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Friends, family remember Edson during funeral at Hendricks Chapel

first_imgScott Shafer’s opening statement in his weekly press conference Thursday morning at 10 a.m. had nothing do with football. Instead, it dealt with a matter that has pervaded nearly the entire Syracuse University Athletics community since Saturday.Shafer shared his condolences for the Edson family after the passing of Rob Edson, former chief financial officer and senior associate director of athletics at Syracuse and Onondoga Community College athletic director. Edson died at the age of 45 of an apparent heart attack while mowing his lawn Saturday.Sue Edson, Rob’s wife, is currently the assistant athletics director/communications for SU. She and her children, Thomas, 14, and Tracy, 11, are heavily involved in the SU Athletics sphere.“Our hearts and prayers and thoughts go out to the Edson family during a very difficult time,” Shafer said.On Thursday at 11 a.m., following Shafer’s press conference, he and other members of the community filled Hendricks Chapel to commemorate the life of Rob Edson. Rob worked for Syracuse for 21 years before accepting a job at OCC and working there for three years.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAt the memorial service, six people close to Rob spoke about how he affected their lives. His son Thomas delivered a touching speech about how his dad used to goofily dance when they played Just Dance on the Wii, how Thomas had the best summer of his life driving with his dad to lacrosse tournaments just a few months ago and how his dad would always let him play pop music in the car.Edson’s brother-in-law, Steven Cornelius, his colleagues at OCC David Murphy and Brittany Almonte, his co-worker at SU Barbara Henderson — the woman who first hired him — and his sister Deborah Butler spoke about the lasting legacy that Rob Edson left on their lives.Butler closed the reflection period with a poem she found that she felt related perfectly to her brother. The poem detailed how friends and family shouldn’t dwell on the death, but rather celebrate and focus on the positives. It was what Edson would have wanted. Several members of the audience teared up before prayers and hymns were offered and the ceremony ended.Former Syracuse and current Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone attended the funeral, serving as a pall bearer. Marrone was emotional after winning the first game of his NFL career on Sunday. Though he won the game, he lost an extremely close friend in Rob Edson.“I know that Rob was watching,” Marrone told reporters after the Bills’ 24-23 win over the Carolina Panthers, “and I can’t stop thinking about that.”Several members of the Syracuse football team stocked the center of the upper balcony during the service, including quarterback Terrel Hunt, center Macky MacPherson and running back Jerome Smith. The memorial concluded at 12:35 p.m. with a rousing rendition of the SU Fight Song.“We look to try to get a victory for that family,” Shafer said, “to try to put a smile on their face here this weekend.” Comments Published on September 19, 2013 at 3:40 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Offensive lineman Adams verbally commits to Syracuse, joins Class of 2015

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on June 12, 2014 at 9:48 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Offensive tackle Evan Adams of Norwalk (Conn.) High School has committed to Syracuse, he confirmed to The Daily Orange on Thursday night.Adams is the 11th commitment in the Orange’s Class of 2015 and the fourth offensive lineman to choose Syracuse. He is listed at 6 feet, 6 inches and 300 pounds by Scout.com. Adams said that SU head coach Scott Shafer promised to hold a spot open for Adams, who notified Shafer of his final plans after visiting Maryland. Adams also had offers from Connecticut and Massachusetts, according to his Scout profile.For the lineman, the decision came down to how he felt welcomed into the Syracuse family when he visited.“Just the hospitality, the way the school ivited me in,” Adams said. “They made me feel at home, like I can really strive and succeed there.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAdams becomes the second player from Connecticut in SU’s class, just two days after Anthony Giudice, a defensive tackle from Avon Old Farms High School, announced his pledge to Syracuse.Adams highlighted his aggression, quickness and willingness to learn as his primary strengths and with one high school season left, he’ll look to improve where he can and let Shafer and the SU coaching staff handle the rest.“Stay in the weight room, stay focused in school as well as on the field and stay in shape,” Adams said. “I need to be the physical part. They will prepare me mentally.” Commentscenter_img Related Stories Syracuse reportedly adds defensive lineman Giudice to Class of 2015 verbal commitsClausman, Byrne lead high school team through summer workouts as fellow SU verbal commits3-star Class of 2015 running back Strickland commits to Syracuselast_img read more

USG looks to implement free LAX shuttle

first_imgUndergraduate Student Government, in partnership with USC Transportation, has recently implemented a temporary program that will provide free shuttles for students to Los Angeles International Airport before spring break.The shuttle will run three times a day on Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13 from the University Park campus to LAX. According to Michelle Garcia, associate director of transit, the shuttles will operate at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. on both days.The idea for this program was conceived within USG, but required collaboration with USC Transportation to formulate the actual plan. USG Director of University Affairs Jordan Fowler said that the planning to implement an LAX shuttle began last semester.“We brought up the idea to [USC] Transportation towards the middle of last semester and they were pretty receptive,” Fowler said. “We thought this idea was pretty lofty, we weren’t sure how it would be received and we weren’t sure what kind of model they would be open to. In the end, they were so responsive and so welcoming to this idea and we were just thrilled.”Garcia explained that USG and USC Transportation got creative when it came to using the available resources.“Other people within USG have brought this idea up in the past. One of the challenges for us is that we just haven’t been financially able to support it,” Garcia said. “I explained to Jordan that we can offer certain shuttles at certain times that will fit into our schedule. That way ended up working for everyone.”Fowler credited USC Transportation with being extremely cooperative and taking the initiative to make the service completely free to students.“The shuttle is fully funded by the Department of Transportation. It is a completely free service to students,” Fowler said. “One of our survey questions was, ‘What is the maximum amount you would pay for a shuttle?’ and all of a sudden the department was willing to do it for free. My assistant director’s and my jaws dropped, we were so excited. That’s a testament to their department, they don’t get enough credit; they totally get it and they are fantastic people.”Students are equally thrilled to see the implementation of a program that is applicable. For many students, free transportation to LAX has been a long-awaited service.“It will be really nice to not have to spend $20 or $30 with Uber or something to get to the airport,” said Mackenzie Erdman, an undecided freshman. “Students will get a lot of use out of this.”When Fowler and her team began working to make the shuttle to LAX a possibility, they created a survey to test how important the project was to students like Erdman.Overwhelming support helped initiate a conversation with USC Transportation.“We decided that a survey would be most effective because we needed the support and feedback of a lot of the USC community,” Fowler said. “My team was really instrumental in making that survey a success: we actually got 409 responses. That was part of the reason that the Department of Transportation was so open to the idea.”If the shuttle service runs smoothly during spring break, USG hopes to extend the service during more breaks.“If it is successful then I hope we can work with transportation to expand the program,” Fowler said. “The resources are there; we just have to deal with the sign-ups.”According to Garcia, however, the increased implementation of free shuttles to LAX in the future depends upon planning.“Ideally, we would love to offer more days and shuttles for other breaks,” Garcia said. “But at this time, it’s a little fuzzy if we are going to be able to do that.”last_img read more

Football searches for defensive leadership

first_imgAll three are expected to be ready for the regular season, however, and their absence gives inexperienced or forgotten players the chance to showcase their skills against a talented group of Trojan receivers. As the team continues to grow, they haven’t forgotten last season’s emotions. Redshirt freshman cornerback Isaac Taylor-Stuart runs during spring football practice. (Josh Dunst / Daily Trojan) “The defensive line has been probably the most impressive, just with their techniques up front,” Pendergast said. “The inside linebacker position with the young guys has been fun to watch. They’ve really picked up their ability to blitz inside.” All USC teams are talented, but this one faces the monumental task of making fans forget about the team’s frustrating 2018 campaign. The defense in particular has a lot of questions to answer: The unit lost four major contributors from 2018 in linebackers Porter Gustin and Cam Smith, cornerback Iman Marshall and safety Marvell Tell. “Honestly, it helps us more because we’re able to learn more positions on the field and get used to playing inside and outside instead of corner sticking to corner, safety sticking to safety,” said redshirt freshman cornerback Chase Williams. “It helps us all to learn every position on the field and, at the end of the day, it gets our conditioning up.” “What I want is a bunch of leadership,” Burns said. “Even the freshman [are] communicating, being boisterous about situations and encouraging each other. I think we have a crop of leaders, not just in the secondary but on the defensive side.” “The technique as a corner is very important, especially getting your hands on them, stopping them from running their route, making it a lot tougher for the [quarterback] to make the throws,” Taylor-Stuart said. Defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast said putting players at multiple positions helps the coaches as well as the players. “When you’re teaching the defense, when you’re putting it in in the spring, trying to find out what guys do best, what gives them the best opportunity not only for the team but for them as well, you have to kind of mix and match,” Pendergast said. Taylor-Stuart and Williams said their work with defensive backs coach Greg Burns helped them pick up the slack. “We want to come out and dominate and compete every day,” redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Marlon Tuipulotu said of his position group. “We want to hold ourselves to a higher standard than we did last season because we felt we didn’t do what we were supposed to.”center_img Taylor-Stuart echoed Burns’ philosophy of emphasizing on proper technique, especially when it came to physicality with receivers. The other areas of the defense have had a bit more luck healthwise. Pendergast said he has liked what he has seen from the defensive line and inside linebackers. Nothing can be taken for granted when a team has everything to prove. That is the mindset the USC football team holds halfway through its spring practice schedule. “I just like working against whoever steps up,” said redshirt freshman cornerback Isaac Taylor-Stuart, a highly-ranked recruit who missed much of last season due to injuries. “I like working with [senior Michael] Pitt[man], [redshirt-junior] Tyler Vaughns, [sophomore] Amon-ra St. Brown — it doesn’t matter who steps up. As long as I work and get better, that’s all that matters.” With young players stepping up, Burns said he didn’t care who emerged as a leader, just that they communicate. The injuries have forced the remaining defensive backs to fill in at every position in the secondary, which can be mentally and physically tiring but also rewarding. The team is dealing with particular challenges replacing those last two players, however. The Trojans are dealing with injuries to sophomore cornerback Olaijah Griffin (shoulder) and sophomore safety Talanoa Hufanga (collarbone), both of whom were poised to get significant playing time in the defensive backfield. Even freshman cornerback Max Williams is currently unavailable as he recovers from a knee injury that ended his senior season of high school. “He’s super detailed, he gets down to the real nitty-gritty stuff and he pushes us,” Williams said. “Each day, he gets more and more intense, but at the same time, he stays on the fundamentals. He continues to have us repeat the same drills, the same techniques because they transfer to the field.” Taylor-Stuart said he has liked the team’s energy as spring ball has progressed. We’re a lot more competitive,” he said. “We know what losing feels like, and we don’t want to lose anymore. If we just have that winning mentality, not thinking about losing but only getting better … we just keep winning like that.last_img read more

There’s racing this afternoon in Tipperary.

first_imgThe first of seven races goes to post at 2.05pm. Course manager Andrew Hogan says its going to be a great day out The in-form Elliott stable features “Taglietelle” and “Bayan” while Mullins saddles top-weight “Thousand Stars” and Ruby Walsh’s mount “Diakali”.last_img

Keller dominant, holds Reds hitless into 6th, KC wins opener

first_img LIVE TV Written By COMMENT First Published: 20th August, 2020 07:15 IST FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img Last Updated: 20th August, 2020 07:15 IST Keller Dominant, Holds Reds Hitless Into 6th, KC Wins Opener Brad Keller pitched hitless ball into the sixth inning and extended his shutout streak, leading the Kansas City Royals over the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 Wednesday in the first game of a doubleheader WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News Brad Keller pitched hitless ball into the sixth inning and extended his shutout streak, leading the Kansas City Royals over the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 Wednesday in the first game of a doubleheaderKeller (3-0) has won all of this starts this season after coming back from a positive test for COVID-19 and hasn’t permitted a run in 17 2/3 innings.Pitching in seven-inning game, Keller held the Reds without a hit until Tucker Barnhart looped a single into center field to begin the sixth.Cincinnati played for the first time since Friday night. The Reds had home games against Pittsburgh called off Saturday and Sunday after a player tested positive for the virus, and the series opener at Kauffman Stadium was postponed Tuesday night while Major League Baseball did additional testing.Keller gave up three hits, struck out five and walked Jesse Winker three times — his only walks in 6 2/3 innings. The 25-year-old righty exited with two on and Trevor Rosenthal retired the only batter he faced for his sixth save.Keller missed the start of the regular season as he built up strength after his positive virus test during summer training. But once he was activated, he has been nearly flawless. He pitched five scoreless innings against the Chicago Cubs in his first start, followed by six shutout innings at Cincinnati in his last outing.Luis Castillo (0-3) allowed three earned runs in 3 1/3 innings, striking out five.The Royals scored three times in the first after leadoff man Whit Merrifield reached on first baseman Joey Votto’s error. Jorge Soler hit an RBI double and Ryan O’Hearn snapped an 0-for-10 slump with a two-run single.With the exception of Winker, who came into the game hitting .586 (17 for 29) in his last 10 games, no Reds player reached base until Barnhart’s single.TRAINER’S ROOMReds: Former Royals star Mike Moustakas returned to the lineup after being sidelined by a quad strain since Aug. 4. The infielder started the first game as the designated hitter.Royals: C Salvador Perez was held out of the first game with recurring symptoms from fluid in his left eye. He missed Sunday’s game, but was in the starting lineup Monday in Minnesota. He came out of that game as blurry vision worsened. He’s listed as day-to-day.ROSTER MOVESThe Reds placed CF Nick Senzel on the injured list for undisclosed reasons. He missed time earlier this year because of symptoms of COVID-19.The Royals reinstated RHP Jesse Hahn from the Paternity List and designated him as 29th player for the doubleheader.UP NEXTReds: Will send RHP Sonny Gray (4-1, 2.05 ERA) to the mound in the series opener Thursday in St. Louis. He’ll be facing Adam Wainwright (2-0, 1.64) for the Cardinals.Royals: Have Thursday off before starting a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins on Friday.Image credits: AP last_img read more