Linden man slapped with robbery charge

first_imgDevon Campbell of Lot 245 Block 22, Wismar, Linden was on Wednesday remanded to prison when he appeared before Magistrate Alisha George at the Linden Magistrate’s Court charged with the offence of robbery under arms.It is alleged that Campbell on October 11, at Half mile, Wismar, Linden, being armed with a gun, robbed Lionel Nedd of one Toshiba tablet valued $17,000, a Samsung charger worth $1,500, a Samsung headphone valued $2,500 and a silver finger ring worth $7,000. The items amount to a total value of $28,000 and are the property of Nedd.Campbell, who is a mason, denied the charge.According to the Prosecution the investigation into the matter has been completed. The case will call again on January 16, 2019 for statements. Campbell was remanded to prison.Campbell, also called “Ratty” has was previously convicted of numerous offences including break and entering and larceny, damage to property and malicious wounding.last_img read more



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Ronaldo can’t beat Uruguay on his own, warns Portugal coach

first_img“We have to play as a team. If Ronaldo plays alone we will lose,” Santos told reporters at the Fisht Stadium, where the Portugal skipper scored a hat-trick in a 3-3 draw with Spain during the group phase.“We have to be strong as a team, as strong as Uruguay. It is difficult to play on your own. Even if he scores three goals, he has a team working for him.”Santos, though, also warned his side of the quality throughout the Uruguay ranks, from skipper Diego Godin at the back to Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez up front.“Their central defenders play for Atletico Madrid, who won the Europa League. In midfield they have one who plays for Juventus and one for Inter.“Their strikers play for Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona. Three of those sides won the league in their countries.“It is true, though, that when both teams cancel each other out, that is where the individuals come to the fore.“I hope my team can be as strong as Uruguay, and that Cristiano can then make the difference.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo at Portugal’s training session on Friday before they headed to Sochi for their World Cup tie against Uruguay © AFP / Francisco LEONGSOCHI, Russian Federation, Jun 29 – Cristiano Ronaldo cannot beat Uruguay all by himself. That is the message from Portugal coach Fernando Santos to his team ahead of Saturday’s World Cup last-16 clash in Sochi.Ronaldo has scored four times in Russia but Portugal have already shown that they can win without him — they beat France in the Euro 2016 final despite losing the Real Madrid man to injury early on.last_img read more



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Stars in their Eyes! Alan Brazil and Rod Stewart sing Maggie May

first_imgAlan Brazil went to meet Rod Stewart earlier this week to chat all things Celtic and Scottish football.And the pair couldn’t resist a cheeky duet as they got together for a fantastic rendition of ‘Maggie May’.Listen to that here, and you can hear the full interview on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast from 8am on Thursday morninglast_img



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Terror-able plan

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! IN the same week when terror experts warned that America’s next Sept. 11-style attack would likely come via the ports, such as L.A.’s, auditors found L.A. County has wasted thousands of dollars of its federal terror funds. It was auspicious timing for a clear, though unwanted, glimpse of how things work in government. Or rather, how they don’t. According to an audit of terror funds, the county had spent a portion of its $100 million in anti-terrorism grants on things unrelated to fighting terrorism. At least that’s the obvious assumption, unless the county has figured out a way to use dozens of $600 office chairs as weapons against a dirty bomb. Still, it’s hard to figure how promotional trinkets such as magnets and flashlights are helping to thwart al-Qaida. Jokes aside, the audit is just more evidence of how the government wastes the public’s money. Politicians whip the people up into a frenzy of fear, shove through enormous spending bills, then proceed to use the funds for pork projects, frivolous spending and lavish perks.last_img read more



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Venice High teen killed over necklace

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2In the scuffle, one of the men shot the boy in the upper torso and the group fled on foot, police said. No suspects have been identified and no arrests have been made. Venice High has long experienced problems linked to gang-plagued neighborhoods surrounding the campus. “The kids that feed into this school come from a community that has active gangs, and the schools are a reflection of this,” said school Officer Jose Santome. In the early 1990s, several killings in the Oakwood neighborhood were linked to violence between black and Hispanic gangs. “It’s been calmer in recent years, but the tension is constant,” said Oscar de la Torre, a community activist. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The family of a student fatally shot in a Venice High School parking lot said Tuesday the teenager was killed over a fight for a diamond necklace. Meanwhile, police searched for the gunman, who they believed to be part of a gang. Augustine Contreras, a 17-year-old junior at Venice High, died after being shot during a fight shortly after school let out Monday afternoon. Police said Contreras had gone to the aid of two brothers, who were fighting with at least five young men. The victim’s brother said one of the men was trying steal a diamond cross one of the brothers was wearing on a necklace. “He wanted his chain, he said no, so they started jumping my younger brother,” Abraham Contreras told KABC (Channel 7). last_img read more



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PROTESTORS TO PICKET MINISTER MCGINLEY’S DONEGAL OFFICE

first_imgMembers of the Can’t Pat Won’t Pay group will hold a protest outside Junior Minister Dinny McGinley’s office this morning.The group are planning to hold the protest at 10am at the Fine Gael politician’s office in Gaoth Dobhair.The group says it is holding the protest to complain about the continued plans to introduce septic tank and household charges. Meanwhile a protest against the planned cuts to home help hours will be held in Letterkenny at 1pm today.A large crowd is expected to take part in the rally which will march form St.Conal’s to the Market Square.A number of unions are also supporting the rally.PROTESTORS TO PICKET MINISTER MCGINLEY’S DONEGAL OFFICE was last modified: October 19th, 2012 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) Tags:Minister McGinleyprotestlast_img read more



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DONEGAL SHARK EXPERT SAYS NO ‘BIOLOGICAL REASON’ WHY GREAT WHITE WILL NOT ARRIVE HERE

first_imgA Donegal-based shark expert has said there is no reason why a Great White shark headed for Irish waters will not arrive here in the coming days.A great white shark.The man-eater, understood to be a little more than 1,000kms off the coast of Ireland, is on course to arrive off our coast in the coming days.The general consensus is that the monster 970kg shark, named Lydia by scientists tracking her across the Atlantic Ocean, will change course away from our coastline. The great white has been averaging just over 100kms a day in its journey across the Atlantic Ocean.But shark expert Emmett Johnston said there is no biological reason why the shark will not come into Irish waters.“A lot of people think that Irish waters are too cold or there will not be enough food for a great white to survive on but that is simply not the case.“In fact, there is no biological reason why a great white shark could not make its way into Irish waters. “There is plenty for it to feed on including fish and seals and other mammals.“And the idea that our waters are too cold for the species is not the case. They survive in colder waters off South Africa so that is not a reason,” he said.Emmett, who oversees the Irish Basking Shark project, is a wildlife ranger with the Irish Parks and Wildlife Service.He has led groundbreaking studies into shark behaviour off the coast of Donegal for the past decade.His team have used satellite tags to track the huge basking sharks of the coast of Cape Verde. But while he claims there is no biological reason for the great whites not to arrive in Irish waters, it has just never happened.“There has been numerous studies and expeditions done on the existence of great whites off both Ireland and Britain and no conclusive evidence has been found to suggest they are here.“So while there is no evidence they have been here, there is no biological reason why it could not come into Irish waters. It has just never happened,” he said.However Emmett described the discovery of a porbeagle shark off the coast of Kerry last weekend as being a ‘leprechaun version’ of the great white. Great whites are frequently found in coastlines along Australia, South Africa and North America but have more recently been discovered in cooler waters off Canada and Alaska.DONEGAL SHARK EXPERT SAYS NO ‘BIOLOGICAL REASON’ WHY GREAT WHITE WILL NOT ARRIVE HERE was last modified: March 11th, 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)Tags:donegalEmmett Johnstongreat white sharklast_img read more



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Live playoff updates: Game 1, Sharks vs. Blues; Sharks win 6-3

first_imgGet live NHL Stanley Cup playoff updates, news and analysis during Game 1 of the Sharks’ Western Conference finals series against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday at SAP Center.The battle-tested Sharks are coming off two straight seven-game series victories and could very well be in for another long series against the Blues, who went from the NHL’s worst team in January to a Stanley Cup contender.San Jose keeps getting healthier and captain Joe Pavelski’s return (as well as his goal) …last_img



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Mandela meets final Bafana squad

first_imgStatesman and former president Nelson Mandela with Bafana Bafana, South Africa’s national football squad, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg. (Image: Nelson Mandela Foundation)  Former president Nelson Mandela was only the second-tallest man in the building when he met South Africa’s final Bafana Bafana squad for the 2010 Fifa World Cup at a gathering at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton, Johannesburg, on 3 June.The Bafana team, members of the Mandela family and staff cheered and sang as the elderly statesman arrived wearing the “number four” Bafana jersey, usually reserved for the team captain. It has become something of a tradition for all South African sports teams to meet Mandela before major tournaments.Captain Aaron Mokoena introduced Mandela to the Bafana team, including coach Carlos Alberto Parreira and the technical and management staff.Presenting 1.98-metre-tall defender Matthew Booth, Mokoena said to Mandela: “This the tallest man in the building.” Mandela is 1.94 metres tall.Mandela will turn 92 on 18 July – a date the United Nations has declared International Nelson Mandela Day.On that day people throughout the world are urged to give at least 67 minutes of their time to do good work, honouring the 67 years that Mandela dedicated to make South Africa and the world a better place.Taking inspiration from the ex-president himself, the Nelson Mandela Foundation said it fully supports South Africa’s Fly the Flag and Football Fridays campaigns, which encourage the country’s people to fly the national flag and wear football jerseys at the end of the working week to get into the spirit of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.“We hope that all South Africans will wear their football shirts tomorrow [4 June] for the last official Football Friday,” said Sophie Masipa, marketing manager for the International Marketing Council of South Africa.last_img read more



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Cartoon: Wi No Fi?

first_imgMore Noise to Signal. OSCON has wrapped in sunny Portland, and with it the most ambitious conference wireless networking I’ve ever seen. Yet even here I heard attendees complaining about sluggish Wi-Fi… and organizers asking them not to download large files.Now, there’s little question that OSCON is an edge case. Get a few thousand developers and software engineers together and you’re going to strain the bandwidth.But every conference I’ve been to – every single one in the last four or five years – has had issues with Wi-Fi. And for that matter, nearly every hotel I’ve stayed at has also had issues with Wi-Fi. And I sometimes wonder if the issue is often less one of conference overload than one of facilities that invest as little as they need to to be able to say they offer Wi-Fi. Then again, every conference and hotel I’ve been to has had at least one person who insists on downloading an OS upgrade or a movie to watch on the plane home. That would be, um, me.The question is, when does conference Wi-Fi stop being about just checking email and maybe sharing some notes, and start being about allowing people to continue doing the heavy wireless lifting they do at home and at the office? Ever? 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Tags:#Cartoons#web rob cottingham 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more



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