first_imgA 20-year-old fisherman, of Lot 65 Middle Road, Mc Doom, East Bank Demerara, appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on three charges of break and entry.Michael Scott pleaded not guilty to the charges which stated that on Thursday, July 14, 2016, while being in the company of others, he broke into the dwelling of Dante Narine and stole two gold chains valued 0,000, property of Chanice Narine.The second charge stated that on the same day at the same dwelling, he stole two pairs of sneakers valued ,000, property of Patrick Deweaver. The third charge stated that on the same day at the same dwelling, he stole US0, equivalent to ,000 local currency, belonging to Dante Narine.The unrepresented defendant begged to be placed on bail, which was denied by the Magistrate after the prosecution indicated the seriousness of the crimes committed.Scott will make his next court appearance on October 10, 2016.last_img read more

first_imgNorth West 10k invites charity nominationsCharities wishing to be beneficiaries of the 2013 North West 10k run and walk are asked to submit their applications to Anne Condon, Grand Canal Building, Paddy Harte Road, Letterkenny or email [email protected] before Friday, January 25th.The 17th Charity North West 10k Run & Walk will take place on Sunday, May 5th in Letterkenny. Once again the committee will be providing a range of supports to the main charities who are successful in their applications. Just an expression of interest and contact details is required initially.The 10k committee will then make contact with the interested charities to outline what is involved and the scale of the fundraising campaign ahead of next year’s event.The 10k organisation will also be giving assistance and advice to all charities who formally register with them in the New Year.Despite the tough economic times and the stiff competition from other high profile charities the 16th North West Run and Walk raised over €70,000. Honourary Presidential role for Charlie KellyA long standing member of the North West 10k committee Charlie Kelly became the first Honouary President of the organization when he was elected to the position at last week’s Annual General Meeting in the Mount Errigal Hotel.Mr Kelly has played a key role in the promotion of local athletics for well over three decades through his association with Letterkenny Athletic Club. NORTH WEST 10K INVITES CHARITY NOMINATIONS was last modified: December 25th, 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:NORTH WEST 10K INVITES CHARITY NOMINATIONSlast_img read more

first_imgBy all accounts, nearly $200 million will have been raised and spent on Nov. 8 special-election measures before it’s all over, with most of the attention going to Proposition 75, the measure dealing with union political contributions. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s campaign, which has raised more than $34 million, has now gone to a relatively cheap way to campaign with an Internet cartoon commercial. The animated spot at www.joinarnold.com, shows union bosses pulling up to a schoolhouse and, literally, shaking down a teacher for contributions. It ends with the car pulling away and an estimate of how much the unions have raised to oppose Schwarzenegger. Opponents to the governor have launched their own effort, with e-mail blasts talking about the “Millionaires for Prop. 75,” and listing various corporate contributors to the Schwarzenegger reform effort. The governor also is doing selective interviews around the state with reporters who are not based in the Capitol to try to get his message out. On Thursday, in Burbank, he scheduled a series of brief one-on-ones to blast the unions. But he also stepped on his own message with the announcement of his plans for a new initiative campaign for next year’s ballot. City Councilman Jack Weiss got more attention than he expected – or perhaps wanted – last week when he went after one of the sacred cows of politics: proclamations. Weiss called for a review of what the council could do to speed up its Friday meetings, which often take upward of two hours for presentations from council members to citizens, city workers and various dignitaries. “It’s not that these people don’t deserve it,” Weiss said. “I just wish we could do it more quickly.” But Weiss’ colleagues let him know they were not pleased at being held up to ridicule. “Thirty-seven minutes late,” new Councilman Bill Rosendahl noted of the time Weiss walked into council chambers. “If we started on time, maybe we would be done earlier.” Weiss reluctantly agreed. “That’s all our fault,” he said. Weiss’ staff also chose to save him additional embarrassment when they canceled a presentation he had been scheduled to make to a youth group. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is proving he believes in family values – at least when it comes to his appointments. He has appointed the husband-wife team of Nick and Sylvia Patsaouras to the Board of Water and Power and Airport commissions, respectively. Also, he named Barbara Yaroslavsky, wife of Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, to the Commission on Children, Youth and Their Families. Last week, he named the wife of another supporter to the Children, Youth and Their Families panel by nominating Bobbie Parks. She is the wife of Councilman Bernard Parks, who provided a key endorsement in the mayor’s election campaign. The state Senate race between Councilman Alex Padilla and Assemblywoman Cindy Montanez, D-San Fernando, continues to heat up. Even though the primary election will not be held until June, the two are going at it hot and heavy with dueling press releases over who’s raising the most money or who is winning the endorsement war. Both campaigns also are looking for whatever weaknesses they can spot in the other. Padilla’s people have been making jokes about an incident in Sacramento in which Montanez supposedly tossed some red wine on a lobbyist who said he was supporting Padilla. Montaez’ aides dismiss the incident, saying it was a personal dispute that the Padilla folks were blowing up. By the time the election comes around, there could be more than red wine being spilled. Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 [email protected] 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