In Your Neighbourhood

first_img 19 teams for Portmore/ stay on top with win G.C. Foster student Daniel Glave and Megan Thompson of Holmwood Technical were the winners of the inaugural Mid-Island 5K Run/Walk held at Kirkvine last Sunday. Glave, a past student of Holmwood Technical and who had earlier won the Church Teachers College 5K in Mandeville, held off the challenges of Oshane Archibald and Shakile Onfroy to win the male category. Thompson, a student at Holmwood Technical, won the female category ahead of Samantha Pryce and Anniesha Lawerence. In the 5K walk event, Natasha McKenzie, a teacher at Holmwood, finished second overall and took the female title by a huge margin. The Mid-Island 5K is the latest addition to a string of road races now being organised in the Mandeville region. Sports administrator Pat Anderson was honoured by the organisers and a presentation was made to him by Olympian and Atlanta 1996 400m hurdles gold medalist Dion Hemmings-McCatty. Super League St Catherine Domino League All set for Cumberland Southborough showed resilience as they came from a goal down to earn a 2-1 win over Edgewater and stay atop the standings with 10 points from four games in the York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two Football League last Sunday. Rudo Bright and Rushane Lawson (penalty) scored for Southborough. However, Edgewater bounced back in emphatic style, and stayed close in the race of the top spot in the league as last Thursday they whipped Daytona 4-1 to jump to nine points from four games. In other games last Sunday, Racing United defeated Three West 3-1, while Cumberland drew 0-0 with Westchester. Holmwood based Mid-Island 5K Ricam successfully defended their Brumalia House/Manchester Football Association KO title after outlasting Hillstars 2-1 in the final played at Brooks Park Complex on Thursday. Ricam had to secure their title the hard way after being forced to come from behind. Thorn Simpson netted in the 27th minute to give Hillstars a 1-0 lead, but the champions came back forcefully in the game through their prolific striker Romario Rochester, who scored the first of his two goals in the 37th minute. With the half ending 1-1, Rochester got his second three minutes after the resumption. The final marked a historic milestone for sponsors Brumalia House Hardware. It marked their 20th year of association with the Manchester Football Association. The Jamaica Domino Federation’s Portmore/St Catherine League will begin on January 15 with at least 19 teams confirmed. This was disclosed at the launch of the league last Sunday at the Garveymeade Sports Club. The City of Kingston Cooperative Credit Union have been confirmed as part sponsors of the upcoming League. Ken’s Wildflower Domino Club defeated an All-Stars team 200-198 during an exhibition match which was a feature of the launch. Sporting Centralcenter_img Ricam defend Braeton All Stars got the better of the number-one ranked Waterhouse United, 300-293, in quarter-final action of the Jamaica Domino Council Association’s Premier League recently. In other quarter-final games Caribbean Classic Classic defeated Giants 300-283; Spit Fyah burnt Right Stuff 300-283 and Bull Bay United eliminated Exceptional 300-265. Former National Premier League campaigners Sporting Central Academy have taken over the lead in the South Central Confed Super League following a 5-0 demolition of Clarendon parishmates Kemps Hill last weekend. Sporting Central’s (seven points) lead on goal difference after three rounds. The St Elizabeth duo of Black Star and St Bess FC as well as Tru-Juice of St Catherine are also on seven points. The leaders after two rounds, Hollands Police Youth Club (PYC) of St Elizabeth, were beaten at home by visiting Tru-Juice. In fact, it was a weekend of home teams being beaten as Dunbeholden of St Catherine went down 1-2 to St Bess, Hillstars lost 1-2 to Manchester parish mates Ricam, and Clarendon’s New Bowens were blown away 0-3 by Black Star. Kick Off Fun Day All is set for the Cumberland New Testament Church of God Kick Off Fun Day on Tuesday, Boxing Day. The tournament features an all-day six-a-side football tournament, where the winners are guaranteed $50,000 as prize money. The Fun Day is open to communities surrounding the Cumberland and the Ritches to Spaldings area in North Clarendon. It is back after being inactive for a number of years. The registration fee is $2,000, and teams have been asked to confirm their participation before Tuesday by contacting the church representatives at 871-7974 or 336-8633. lead South Central Waterhouse booted by Braeton All Stars Southborough Manchester KO title athletes dominatelast_img read more

Spain makes it to World Cup; Serbia unable to clinch a spot

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “Despite everything that happened this week we were able to play a great match,” Isco said. “We have to be proud of having already qualified for the World Cup with one game yet to be played.”Italy practically secured a playoff spot but it was jeered by fans after drawing with Macedonia 1-1 in Turin. Even a victory would have kept the Italians in a difficult position to surpass Spain for first place in Group G because of its worse goal difference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSerbia needed a win against Austria to clinch its spot from Group D but it lost 3-2 in Vienna, while Wales kept its chance alive by beating Georgia 1-0 despite Gareth Bale’s absence.Iceland stayed on the path to becoming the smallest nation to qualify for the World Cup after beating Turkey 3-0 in Group I. The group winners automatically qualify, while the best eight second-place finishers from the nine groups advance to the playoffs.Here’s a look at the action:GROUP DSerbia conceded an 89th-minute goal in its loss to already-eliminated Austria, while Wales won at Georgia without injured star Gareth Bale thanks to a goal by Tom Lawrence just after halftime.The Serbs can still secure first place with a home win against Georgia on Monday. But Wales was only a point behind Serbia, and Ireland was another point back and still alive after defeating Moldova 2-0 in Dublin.ADVERTISEMENT View comments DAY6 is for everybody OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Spain players celebrate at the end of the World Cup Group G qualifying soccer match between Spain and Albania at the Rico Perez stadium in Alicante, Spain, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Spain won 3-0 and qualified for the 2018 tournament finals. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)Spain secured its 11th straight World Cup appearance aided by Italy’s home draw against Macedonia on Friday, while Serbia blew a chance to make it to next year’s finals in Russia after a loss at Austria.Spain comfortably defeated Albania 3-0 in a match in which defender Gerard Pique, an outspoken defender of Catalonia who had been harassed by Spanish fans during the week, received a mixed reaction from the home supporters.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ 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 How to help the Taal evacuees NBA: Kenyon Martin apologizes to Jeremy Lin for ‘racial remark’ about his hair It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Wales and Ireland meet on Monday to decide their fate.GROUP GSpain defeated Albania with first-half goals by Rodrigo, Isco, and Thiago Alcantara in a match marked by mixed reaction toward Pique, who was booed and applauded by different parts of the crowd of nearly 30,000 fans in Alicante.Many fans have targeted Pique for being openly critical of the Spanish government’s handling of the independence referendum organized by Catalonia on Sunday, when authorities and voters confronted each other in violent clashes.Italy’s chance of winning the group ended with a surprise draw in Turin. Defender Giorgio Chiellini put the Italians ahead shortly before halftime but Macedonia substitute Aleksandar Trajkovski equalized near the end.“The jeers at the end were deserved looking at how we played after the break,” Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura said.Liechtenstein fell at home to Israel 1-0 for its ninth straight loss. Liechtenstein has been outscored 35 to one.GROUP IIceland was at the top of the group after its stunning 3-0 win at Turkey.With Finland surprisingly holding Croatia to 1-1 away, and Ukraine taking three points from Kosovo after a 2-0 away win, the tightest group in European qualifying will have to be decided on Monday in the last round of matches.Iceland leads with 19 points, and Croatia and Ukraine are two points behind. Turkey is out of contention with 14 as well as Finland with 8. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Iceland is a clear favorite when it hosts last-placed Kosovo in its last qualifier, while Croatia has to travel to Ukraine.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Charges intended to satisfy PNC supporters– Jagdeo

first_imgSingh, Brassington prosecutionCalling charges against his former Finance Minister and a former top official in his then Government a travesty, former President Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday warned of repercussions for those responsible should his Party regain power.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoDuring a press conference, the Opposition Leader had harsh words for the prosecution brought against former Finance Minister Ashni Singh and former National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Winston Brassington. The former President stressed that Singh and Brassington were not charged for having a single cent corruptly attained.Instead, he noted, they are being charged for selling land without a valuation, even though there was a public tender that set the market value. Warning that more charges are likely to come against former People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Ministers for varying ulterior motives, Jagdeo noted that the charges were not unexpected.No evidence“It was expected. [A Partnership for National Unity] APNU is operating according to plan. So, in the pre-election period, Granger and many others declared their intention and led by the Kaieteur News, that “we must jail Brassington, Singh, Jagdeo, a whole list of people, for acts of corruption. They declared this across country on their platform.The Special Organized Crime Unit (SOCU) office“Almost every speaker routinely got up and spoke about jailing them. The Government, as soon as it got into office, embarked on a process that they believed would result in this outcome. The process involved these forensic audits, which are not forensic audits by any standards,” he pointed out.Jagdeo said that persons from the coalition Government have called him to express regret over the way the forensic audits were carried out. According to Jagdeo, the charges against the duo prove that the audits did not generate the evidence of corruption that was expected.“The audits, all 50 or so audits, did not generate the evidence they thought was there. But in face of the fact that APNU is losing ground, it is mired in corruption, scandals, a failing economy, loss of jobs, failing to keep its promises; they are now pushing to pursue a promised outcome at all costs,” Jagdeo stressed.He also had a message for those behind the orchestration of the charges, warning that while public servants performing their jobs responsibly had nothing to fear if the PPP/C returned to power, the corrupted ones would not be so lucky.Dr Singh and Brassington have been charged for allegedly selling several plots of land on the East Coast of Demerara to National Hardware Guyana Ltd for over $598 million, to Scady Business Corporation for $150 million, and to Multi-Cinemas Guyana Inc for $185 million.The Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) brought the charges against the two former Government officials early last month. Singh and Brassington are due to return to court on June 5, 2018.On Wednesday, however, the two voluntarily went into SOCU’s office in the company of their lawyers. Speaking with the media afterwards, Attorney-at-Law and former Attorney General Anil Nandlall said that they went through 27 cases with SOCU officers.last_img read more

Mother jailed for 3 years

first_imgCJIA cocaine bust…tells court “I did it for my kids”A 37-year-old beautician was sentenced to three years imprisonment and fined $1,117,200 when she appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for trafficking in narcotics.Natasha Blair of Lot 92 Grove Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD), admitted to the charge after it was read to her by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The charge stated that on July 2, 2018, while she was an outgoing passenger at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri, EBD, she attempted to smuggle 532 grams of cocaine.The prosecution’s case stated that on July 2, Blair was destined for JFK International Airport when a Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit officer, acting on information received, approached her. She was told of the suspicion but denied.The mother of two was then cautioned and taken to a medical facility where an X-ray revealed foreign objects in her stomach.She was admitted, and subsequently excreted 32 pellets containing suspected cocaine which weighed 322 grams and 210 grams was extracted from her vagina.According to the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), Blair used her body to accomplish ‘two risky concealment methods’, that is, ingestion and insertion.Blair’s attorney, Keoma Griffith, in plea of mitigation asked that the court show compassion for his client since it was an unfortunate risk she took while citing that she has an 11-month-old baby.“I’m sorry for causing my family any hurt and pain but I did it for my kids,” a tearful Blair told the Magistrate as she apologised for her crime.Reports indicate that the woman swallowed cocaine pellets and concealed a package of the illicit drugs in her lower extremity.Her 11-month-old daughter, with whom she was travelling when she was intercepted, has since been handed over to her grandmother.Meanwhile, CANU said t they are now in search of the father of the suspect’s child for questioning into the discovery.He has been identified as Sherwin Stoby, called “Kong”. His last know addressed was given as Lot 87 Roxanne Burnham Gardens, Georgetown.last_img read more

Put looks to endear himself to Kenyan fans

first_img“We have been improving in each match and though we are not yet arrived at where I want us to be, I think we have become a better team. It will be very tough in the final but we are prepared to fight and we will give our best,” the tactician noted ahead of the final.He added; “The players know what is required of them and they know this is their opportunity to show to the whole world and the fans at home what they can do.”Put took charge of the team at a time when there was hue and cry over his predecessor Stanley Okumbi who is now his assistant and in the wake of waning public support, he hopes to bring the love back and ensure the team is back at the top.Winning the Senior Challenge Cup would be a brilliant start for Put especially ahead of next year’s African Cup of Nations qualifiers where Kenya is scheduled to play Ghana in September.Harambee Stars winger Ovella Ochieng and defender Jockins Atudo fly in for a header during a CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match against Zanzibar at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on December 9, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe tactician insists that for him, CECAFA is just an opportunity for him to learn his players and put a foundation for the 2019 AFCON campaign.Heading into the tie against Zanzibar, a side they drew 0-0 with in the group stages, Put hopes the elements of fatigue will not down his team especially after a grueling semi-final against a strong Burundi side which went all the way to extra time.“It is tough because this is a marathon and we have to play many matches within a short period of time. I was surprised that we could get over the situation with Burundi in the semis and hopefully we can do that again,” the coach said.Midfielder Whyvonne Isuza, scorer of the lone goal against Burundi has called on his teammates to ensure they get the job done by bringing the title home.Harambee Stars midfielder Whyvonne Isuza during the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“We have worked so hard in the past two weeks and this is the chance to make it count. It will be tough but hopefully we can be able to get the job done. We are at home and that should be an advantage to us. We have to give the fans something to smile about,” the AFC Leopards midfielder noted.Ahead of the tie, Put will be without striker Massoud Juma who has failed to recover from an ankle injury while Musa Mohammed and Vincent Oburu, both who limped off the semi-final against Burundi have to wait for late fitness tests.But Put sees this as an advantage to see other players especially with Duncan Otieno having impressed when he came on for Mohammed, despite being a midfielder.“This tournament gives me a chance to look at all the players and I see this as an opportunity for me and other players to show what they can do. I hope they take the chance,” the coach said.Kenya will be playing its 13th CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup final. Of the 13 they have played, they have won six, the last being in 2013 when the tournament was hosted in Nairobi. Prior to that, the last time they won was in 2002.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Paul Put ponders on the touchline during the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 17- Paul Put hopes to follow in the footsteps of his fellow Belgian Adel Amrouche and guide Kenya to the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup title on his first attempt when he lines up his boys for the final at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday evening.Put expects a tough duel from the unpredictable Zanzibar, but he reckons he has put his boys through enough to take them over the line and he looks forward to wrap up the game after 90 minutes.last_img read more

REVEALED! Liverpool’s TOP 10 summer transfer targets

first_img 5. Christian Benteke – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of Liverpool’s top transfer targets – Fans are divided in regards to the powerful Belgian. Some are adamant that he is not worthy a place in Liverpool’s line up, others can see the merits that his proposed arrival could lead to. If Brendan Rodgers insists on using a system with one central striker, a man that can hold up the play and bring in others would be an excellent weapon to call upon. Benteke’s release clause is a sizeable one, but proven Premier League goal scorers do not come cheap. 10 10 10 6. Mateo Kova?i? – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see Liverpool’s top five transfer targets – The Croatian’s form for Internazionale has seen him emerge as one of Europe’s most sought after players. Just 21 years of age, the midfielder is by no means the finished article, but would surely strengthen a team that’s lost Steven Gerrard. Rumours suggest a player plus cash deal involving Mario Balotelli could be on the cards. 10 4. Nathaniel Clyne – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see Liverpool’s top three transfer targets – A bid of £10 million has already been rejected for the England international as Liverpool are reluctant to pay over the odds for a player that is set to become available on a free transfer next summer. However, Southampton will not allow another one of their most important players leave for Merseyside in a cut-price deal. Several sides are interested in Clyne and the Reds will have to up their offer if the 24-year-old is to take Glen Johnson’s place at Anfield next season. 10 1. Carlos Tevez – Liverpool’s pursuit of the Argentina striker is an ambitious one, but the 31-year-old possesses proven quality – Having enjoyed a stellar season with Juventus, which ended in disappointment in the Champions League final, Tevez’s future is unclear. Although he has rediscovered his sparkle in Turin, the forward has been strongly tipped to depart for pastures new. Atletico Madrid are in talks with the South American, while a return to his homeland with Boca Juniors has also been rumoured to take place. Tevez’s proposed arrival on Merseyside would represent a marquee signing, which could be what is needed to get large sections of the fan base back on side. 10 10 2. Alexandre Lacazette – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see Liverpool’s top transfer target – Goals win you games and Liverpool’s firepower was found lacking last season. With Daniel Sturridge out injured more often than not, the Englishman’s understudies failed to step into his shoes. Such failings might not be as glaringly obvious if Lacazette is added to Brendan Rodgers’ first-team fold. The Frenchman finished last season as Ligue 1’s top scorer with 27 goals as Lyon almost edged PSG out in the title race. The 24-year-old has caught the eye of several sides across the continent and, without Champions League football on offer, the Merseysiders could struggle to convince him that his future is at Anfield. Brendan Rodgers has plenty of work to do this summer if Liverpool are going to avoid another season of disappointment.The optimism that exploded on Merseyside following the club’s runners up finish in 2013/14 has completely evaporated, in spectacular fashion.The seventh place finish that was achieved last season was far from satisfactory.Improvement is now a necessity but, with Steven Gerrard gone and Raheem Sterling heading towards the Anfield exit, who will be the stars on Merseyside next season?talkSPORT have assessed the flurry of players that have been linked with a move to the Reds and you can click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the full list of Liverpool’s top transfer targets… 10. Marc Bartra – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the full list of Liverpool’s top transfer targets – The Barcelona defender is in need of regular game time if he is to progress. At the age of 24, his career is at a cross roads and he can either stagnate further on the substitutes bench with the Catalan club, or thrive elsewhere. Bartra is versatile and could play in a variety of positions across Liverpool’s far from formidable front line. 10 7. Martin Montoya – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of Liverpool’s top transfer targets – The second Barcelona defender on Liverpool’s list is in the same boat as Bartra. Regular game time does not appear to be forthcoming for Montoya given that the club have chosen to sign Aleix Vidal as Dani Alves’ successor and he could be persuaded to join a club where he will be given an opportunity to prove his worth. Meanwhile, the Merseysiders desperately need new defensive recruits. 3. Roberto Firmino – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of Liverpool’s top transfer targets – The 23-year-old midfielder enjoyed an excellent season in the Bundesliga with Hoffenheim and deservedly earned a place in Brazil’s Copa America squad as a result. However, he hasn’t enjoyed the best of starts to the tournament following a shocking miss against Colombia. Available for a fee in the region of £15-20 million, such a sum could prove to be a sound investment as Firmino’s trickery on the ball and eye for a pass are tailor made for English football. 10 10 8. Yevhen Konoplyanka – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of Liverpool’s top transfer targets – Dnipro’s prize asset came extremely close to joining Liverpool last January, only for the deal to collapse at the 11th hour with the deadline looming large. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian international has gone from strength to strength and helped his side qualify for the Europa League final. Although Dnipro were beaten by Sevilla, the tricky winger put himself back in the shop window and plenty of Premier League clubs are interested in his signature. 9. Lucas Digne – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of Liverpool’s top transfer targets – The Frenchman is far from a household name, but he would be a solid addition on the left hand side of defence. Alberto Moreno has struggled to fully convince during his debut campaign in England’s top tier and the arrival of Digne would install much needed competition for places. The 21-year-old has struggled for game time at the Parc des Princes and will need to feature regularly if he is to achieve of his ambition of earning a place in his nation’s Euro 2016 squad. last_img read more

Painter Kinkade to be at benefit

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 Kinkade is on an 18-city tour visiting Thomas Kinkade Signature Art Galleries. On the tour, he is speaking on behalf of the Points of Light Foundation and the Volunteer Center National Network. The foundation encourages people from all walks of life to volunteer to solve serious social problems in communities. The Volunteer Center of Los Angeles matches volunteers with community agencies that can use their help. Annually, its 15 offices refer more than 60,000 volunteers to more than 2,500 agencies. Enchanted Presence is in the J.C. Penney Court at the Antelope Valley Mall, 1233 W. Rancho Vista Blvd. For information call (661) 538-1336. LANCASTER – Painter Thomas Kinkade will appear Saturday at a benefit to aid the Assistance League of Southern California’s Volunteer Center of Los Angeles and the Points of Light Foundation. Tickets at $20 each are available at the Enchanted Presence shop in the Antelope Valley Mall. Enchanted Presence, a Kinkade dealer, will also provide two free tickets for every order for a new Kinkade limited edition artwork. Kinkade will appear from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Essex House Hotel and Convention Center, 44916 10th St. W. Kinkade will auction off a limited edition painting with an extensive hand sketch and a signature on the back of the painting. 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

KILLER TO FIND OUT IF LEGAL AID GRANTED TO ATTEND INQUEST INTO GIRL WHO WENT MISSING IN DONEGAL

first_imgThe man cleared of killing a 15-year-old schoolgirl who went missing in Donegal almost 20 years ago will learn next week if he has been granted legal aid to be represented at an inquest into her disappearance.Arlene ArkinsonThe long-delayed hearing into the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Arlene Arkinson, from Castlederg, is due to begin next April and is expected to last up to nine weeks. The key witness at the hearing will be convicted rapist and child killer Robert Howard who, in 2005, was acquitted of murdering the Co Tyrone schoolgirl who went missing after a night out at a disco in Bundoran in August 1994. Her body has never been found.At his trial, the jury was not told Howard, who used to live close the Arkinson family home, was already serving a life sentence for raping and killing 14-year-old school girl Hanna Williams, from South London, whose body was found at a cement works in Northfleet, Kent, in March 2002.Northern Ireland Justice Minister David Ford is due to decide whether to approve funding in order for  Howard to be represented at April’s inquest.Howard has launched judicial review of the proceedings in a bid to force the authorities to come to a decision.Howard’s legal challenge was put on hold at Belfast Hight Court today following confirmation of the development.The judge was told submissions on the funding issue would be made to the minister later this week.On that basis, the judge agreed to adjourn the case until early in January.Howard has already failed in a previous High Court bid to block the inquestHis legal team claimed the move was an attempt to undermine the “not guilty” verdict returned against him eight years ago.They said that the inquest was being used as a way of reopening issues surrounding the case because the Arkinson family were unhappy with the outcome of the criminal trial.In 2011, a judge dismissed his application for a judicial review of the decision to hold a tribunal.KILLER TO FIND OUT IF LEGAL AID GRANTED TO ATTEND INQUEST INTO GIRL WHO WENT MISSING IN DONEGAL was last modified: December 16th, 2013 by johngerardShare 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:arkinsonarlenedonegalgirlhowardmissinglast_img read more

People’s picks: Pitt, Winfrey

first_imgAngelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Oprah Winfrey have something to talk about: their nominations for the 32nd annual People’s Choice Awards. Nominees were announced Thursday by Jennifer Love Hewitt, Dominic Monaghan and show host Craig Ferguson. Internet research firm Knowledge Networks called on pop culture fans to help determine the nominees. The public can help choose the winners online at www.pcavote.com. The show will broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 10, 2006. The nominees are: Male action star: Matthew McConaughey, Brad Pitt, The Rock. On-screen match-up: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in “Mr. and Mrs. Smith;” Chris Rock and Adam Sandler in “The Longest Yard;” Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in “Wedding Crashers.” Female performer: Kelly Clarkson, Faith Hill, Gwen Stefani. Male performer: Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Usher. Group: Black Eyed Peas, Destiny’s Child, Green Day. New TV comedy: “Everybody Hates Chris,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “My Name is Earl.” New TV drama: “Commander in Chief,” “Criminal Minds,” “Prison Break.” TV comedy: “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “That ’70s Show,” “The Simpsons.” TV drama: “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Law & Order: SVU.” Reality show competition: “American Idol,” “Fear Factor,” “Survivor.” Reality show other: “Extreme Makeover,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” “Supernanny.” Late-night talk show host: Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien. Daytime talk show host: Ellen DeGeneres, Regis Philbin & Kelly Ripa, Oprah Winfrey. Female TV star: Jennifer Garner, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Love Hewitt. Male TV star: Ray Romano, Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland. Funny female star: Drew Barrymore, Ellen DeGeneres, Queen Latifah. Funny male star: Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Will Smith. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Female movie star: Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman. Male movie star: Nicolas Cage, Johnny Depp, Samuel L. Jackson. Leading lady: Cameron Diaz, Reese Witherspoon, Renee Zellwegger. Leading man: Jamie Foxx, Brad Pitt, Adam Sandler. Female action star: Jennifer Garner, Angelina Jolie, Catherine Zeta-Jones. last_img read more

Calabasas mother trying again to outrace cancer

first_imgCALABASAS – Cancer patient Nanci Sargent remembers when her son Scott wouldn’t cut his hair until her own hair grew back after a round of chemotherapy. And when her older daughter, Nicole, brought a favorite stuffed animal to the hospital to help ease the need for painkillers. And when she felt unattractive and broken, and her husband, Mike, made her feel whole again. Sargent will have another vivid memory of her 10-year battle with cancer Sunday, when she crosses the finish line in a 5K race her younger daughter, Kelli, organized with the help of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. What began during a brainstorming session for Kelli’s MBA thesis turned into the Run For Her 5K Run & Stay Strong Friendship Walk, the first time the renowned hospital has partnered with anyone to sponsor a charity race. “We get approached all of the time for fundraising ideas. But Kelli is one of the best advocates for ovarian-cancer awareness that I’ve ever met,” said Tony Braswell, administrator of the Women’s Cancer Research Institute, a Cedars-owned facility that will receive proceeds from the event. Kelli’s primary motivation is her mom. This is Nanci’s second bout with cancer. She was victorious the first time, defeating Hodgkin’s disease even as it progressed to the worst stage. After several years in remission, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and has been fighting it for more than five years. “My mom makes the disease less scary. She smiles every day. She jokes around with everyone,” Kelli said. “And if I ever come across something like this in my life, I know I’ll be able to get through it because of my mom.” It’s no surprise to those familiar with ovarian cancer that its euphemisms have changed in the past decade. Once referred to as “the silent killer,” ovarian cancer is now known as “the disease that whispers; so listen.” Nanci didn’t – at least in the beginning. She had just entered her 50s and thought the bloating and lower back pain was menopausal. “I was also in denial about having cancer again,” she said. What makes ovarian cancer so dangerous is that there are no consistently reliable methods of detection, which means women need to alert their doctor about symptoms at the earliest inkling. Some of those symptoms include bloating, and lower back and stomach discomfort. “We need to raise awareness in this country because research suggests there are many women who don’t know anything about the symptoms,” said Dr. Beth Karlan, director of the Women’s Cancer Research Institute. Back at the Sargent home, Kelli, Nanci and Mike are preparing for the event. Nanci’s sporting a “Run For Her” magnet on her SUV, along with a customized license plate with the charity’s name. Kelli’s been balancing her full-time job at a brand-licensing firm while solidifying the charity’s logistics. And Mike is serving as husband, dad and chief support system for a family whose life has been devoted to raising cancer awareness. “Once cancer hits, it changes your life forever,” Mike said. “But the thing about Nanci is that people gravitate to her. She’s so personal with people, people that she doesn’t even know. “And out of this pain and suffering and terrible disease, I thank God for Nance and every day I’m with her. She has really helped me with the meaning of life.” Evan Pondel, (818) 713-3662 evan.pondel@dailynews.com IF YOU GO Run for Her will start at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. Proceeds will benefit the Women’s Cancer Research Institute. For information, call (562) 728-8829, Ext. 1. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want 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