Minibus conductor in Herstelling accident succumbs

first_img… driver on .5M bailFollowing the death of the minibus conductor who succumbed to his injuries two days after the Herstelling, East Bank Demerara (EBD), minibus accident, the driver was charged on Friday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts with causing death by dangerous driving.The minibus involved in the accidentKevin Ferrel was granted bail by Magistrate Judy Latchman in the sum of $1.5 million. Ferrel pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on October 11, 2016, at the Herstelling Public Road, EBD, he drove a minibus bearing registration plates BVV 901 in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of Leonard Henry.Attorney Stanley Moore, who represented the defendant, made an application for Ferrel to be granted his pre-trial liberty pending the outcome of the matter. His application for bail was on the basis that his client is not a flight risk, neither is he likely to interfere with the prosecution’s witnesses.The Police Prosecutor told the court that he had no objections to bail. As such, Ferrel was granted bail and ordered to return to court on November 1, for statements before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The court heard that the deceased was the owner of the bus.According to reports, just before 10:00h on Tuesday last, the driver of the Route 42 minibus lost control of the vehicle, causing it to crash into a utility pole before toppling on its left side. The accident occurred a short distance from the Providence Police Station.Additional reports reaching Guyana Times indicate that when the minibus toppled, the conductor’s head was pinned under the vehicle.A passenger who was in the bus spoke to this newspaper, relating that the bus was heading to Georgetown and as it was navigating the ‘S’ turn at Herstelling, it encountered problems.“The bus start wobbling like something wrong with the back wheel and when the bus go around the turn, it start wobbling more bad. (The driver) couldn’t pull breaks cause if he do that, everybody in the bus woulda look bad,” the man recalled.However, he continued that “the alternative the driver had to (take) was turn the bus to go over the other side (eastern carriage way) but when the bus turn, it fall on the one side.”According to the passenger who sustained injuries to his left arm and shoulder, the conductor sustained the most severe injuries as he was bleeding profusely from his nose and mouth.“Well the bus fall on (the conductor) head, how he deh on the road, the bus fall on his head… I went right behind he but I couldn’t help he cause I was in a bad state. All I do was try to run out the bus and try to check meh self,” the man recalled.The other passengers with serious injuries were 16-year-old Jessica Saywanauth who sustained injuries to her back and a 52-year-old Chinese national, Jing Bin Su, who was injured to the back of his neck.This newspaper also spoke to a few other passengers who sustained minor injuries and they claimed the bus was speeding.Meanwhile, construction workers nearby told Guyana Times that they heard the loud impact and subsequently saw the bus on its side. Public spirited citizens along with Police Officers from the nearby station rushed to the scene, and assisted in pulling the passengers from the overturned vehicle. They were then placed into another minibus and taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, where most of them were treated and sent away while Henry, Saywanauth and Jing Bin Su were transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital for further treatment.last_img read more

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Police hunt Middle Street robbery suspect

first_imgPolice are yet to make an arrest as investigations continue into the daring robbery that has left 40-year-old Kwabena Wright of Campbellville, Georgetown nursing a gunshot wound to his right arm.A Police source told Guyana Times that, based on the description given of the suspects, the men might be known to the police. He noted that detectives are presently scanning through their data base with the aim of matching the description of the perpetrators with the GPF’s images.Injured teacher Kwabena WrightHe also noted that Police are in the process of retrieving surveillance footage of the robbery from nearby buildings with the hope of identifying the two gunmen.The Police rank explained that Wright was discharged from the Georgetown Public Hospital on Saturday, following a successful surgery.Kwabena Wright, a teacher who some years ago had migrated to the Turks and Caicos Islands, returned home on vacation and to rehabilitate his house, and following a daring robbery committed on him in the vicinity of Hand-in-Hand Trust on Middle Street, Georgetown on Friday, was shot and injured to the right arm after two men pounced on him while he was sitting in his car waiting on his contractors.It was reported that prior to the robbery, Wright had withdrawn $1.5 million from a city bank on Water Street, leaving investigators to believe that the man was trailed from the bank.Reportedly in his bid to escape his attackers, he was shot in the right arm. One of the men then grabbed the bag with the money that was in the back seat of his car, and the men made good their escape. Wright was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery.last_img read more

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Arsenal new boy Chambers: ‘I don’t know my best position’

first_imgArsenal summer signing Calum Chambers has admitted to talkSPORT he is still unsure about his preferred position on the pitch.The former Southampton star, 19, came through the ranks at St Mary’s and spent most of the last campaign at right-back, but since his £16million arrival at the Emirates he has now twice played at centre-half.During the Gunners’ 3-0 victory over Manchester City in the Community Shield he was barely troubled alongside Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal in the middle of the backline.And after the match, when asked what his best position was, Chambers replied: “I don’t know.“I’m really enjoying playing at centre-half and it could be my position this year, I don’t know, but I feel confident there and I’m just hoping to play as many games as possible.”last_img read more

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Job Vacancies: Leading design and manufacturing company seeks staff

first_imgJOBS: A Gweedore based company are seeking to recruit new staff to join their dynamic team. The roles offer people with a detail-oriented work ethic a challenging career path with ample opportunities for growthIrish Pressings which is based in the Gweedore Business Park in Derrybeg is a global supplier of pressed parts and tooling to a range of car manufacturers. Some of their end customers include companies such as Honda, Nissan, Opel, BMW, and Rolls Royce. The company also supplies additional services including machining, wire erosion, flame cutting and water jet cutting. If you are interested in any of these positions then please send your CV to k.campbell@irishpressings.com. Please state which job you wish to apply for.Irish Pressings. Photo: Clive WassonCNC Milling Machine OperatorA minimum of two years experience in CNC Milling Machine operation is essential. Applicants must have a good working knowledge and experience in the use of CAD systems, must be able to read and interpret complex engineering drawing and have a good understanding of geometrical dimensioning and tolerances. Applicants must also possess excellent analytical and interpersonal and communication skills. Programming experience would also be an advantage.CNC Milling Machine ProgrammerA minimum of two years experience in CNC Milling Machine programming is essential. Applicants must have a good working knowledge and experience in the use of 3D CAD systems, must be able to read and interpret complex engineering drawings and have a good understanding of geometrical dimensioning and tolerances. Applicants must also possess excellent analytical and interpersonal and communication skills.Tool MakersApplicants must have a minimum of two years experience in the building and assembly of progression tooling. Applicants must have a good working knowledge of CAD and must be able to read and interpret complex engineering drawings and have a good understanding of geometrical dimensioning and tolerances. Experience in the automotive industry would be of an advantage. Machine OperatorReporting to the Production Manager, the candidate should be mechanically minded. The vacancy involves operating large Mechanical Presses and packing the finished product for shipping. He/she should also have the ability to work in a busy environment, and work on his/her own initiative and to the highest of quality standards.Apprentice Tool MakerNo experience is necessary for this position as full training will be provided in conjunction with FÁS. An interest in engineering and hands-on work is essential.The work of a toolmaker involves interpreting drawings and technical data to machine and assemble with great accuracy jigs, fixtures, press tools, dies and punches. Care and attention to detail and high precision are the hallmark of tool making. The use of lathe, milling machine, surface grinders, drilling and spark erosion equipment are the key skills as are the use of precision, marking out and measuring tools. Modern technologies such as wire erosion, computer aided design (CAD) Computer aided manufacture (CAM) and computer numeral control (CNC) machining have become an integral part of the work of the toolmaker.Maintenance FitterIrish Pressings is seeking an experienced Maintenance Fitter to work as part of our maintenance team. The company supplies parts to the automotive industry with end customers including BMW, Rolls Royce, General Motors and Honda.A minimum of two years experience is required for this position. Duties will include preventive maintenance on machinery and equipment as well as responding to emergency machine breakdowns. Knowledge of PLC’s is essential. Applicants must be able to show experience in this type of work and provide references based on this. If you are interested in any of these positions then please send your CV to k.campbell@irishpressings.com. Please state which job you wish to apply for.Job Vacancies: Leading design and manufacturing company seeks staff was last modified: May 5th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:EmploymentGweedoreirish pressingsjobsVacancieslast_img read more

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The Two Mikes – Friday, February 24: Dilly ding, dilly GONE

first_imgListen back to more madness and mayhem from everyone’s favourite late night duo, Mike Graham and Mike Parry!The Two Mikes were standing in for mid-morning host Jim White on Friday, and got all the reaction to Claudio Ranieri’s sacking at Leicester, Eric Cantona’s overpriced meet-and-greet and…bees playing football?PLUS, find out just how much Porky knows about the League Cup (spoiler – not a lot) in the latest Porky Quiz!last_img

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Council members irked by Bratton’s leadership style

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Police Chief Bill Bratton received a taste last week of the differences between Los Angeles and East Coast politics as an undercurrent of complaints and jealousies that have been brewing for months boiled over. Seeking to rebuke Bratton, five City Council members sent a letter to the Police Commission complaining about Bratton’s televised remark that council members “don’t know what the hell they are talking about” regarding the LAPD’s hiring of several officers who admitted using drugs when they were teenagers. “We wouldn’t allow officers to talk that way and the chief should be held to the same standard,” said Councilman Dennis Zine, a former police officer who disagrees with Bratton’s move to overlook minor drug use of police candidates. Councilman Bernard Parks, who preceded Bratton as police chief, has been questioning how Bratton is running the department for more than a year, complaining about how the department responds to questions over how it tracks crimes. Zine said he has talked with other council members who also are concerned about the amount of time Bratton is out of the city – reviving concerns that the chief looks at Los Angeles as a temporary way station. “It’s nice that all these folks around the country want to hear from him, but we hired him to be chief of the Los Angeles Police Department,” Zine said. Perhaps it’s only a coincidence, but Bratton’s contract for a second five-year term comes up next year. Another official who is sensitive about his travel and daily schedule is Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “The mayor continues to receive criticism for being everywhere,” Villaraigosa aides noted in the mayor’s monthly “Our L.A.” electronic newsletter. “Some residents have asked, `When does he have time to run the city?”‘ There’s plenty of time, the Mayor’s Office said. When Villaraigosa is at an event he is talking with constituents, encouraging people to do more or meeting with other elected officials on a variety of issues. “The mayor is working, his administration is working and the mayor’s busy schedule seems to be working,” his office said. If you are in doubt, the mayor has a 16-page document on the city Web site – www.lacity.org – that lists what he has done in his first year. One group not so happy with Villaraigosa these days is the Engineer and Architects Association, the first employee group to endorse him in his mayoral campaign last year and the last one to not reach an agreement with the city over a contract. EAA Chief Bob Aquino tried a new tactic last week, reaching out to some old foes to get some support. In letters sent to SEIU, Local 347, and AFSCME Council 36, Aquino asked them to try to reopen their existing contracts to help his union in its talks. It is unlikely to happen, since both of those groups are about to go into the final year of their contracts and are preparing for their next round of negotiations. In addition, there is no love lost among SEIU leaders and the EAA: The SEIU tried to replace the EAA several years ago, prompting a prolonged battle between the two. It was one of those crisis moments recently for Councilwoman Janice Hahn when she found herself asking what her father, former Supervisor Kenneth Hahn, would do. Hahn was at a block party for Italian soccer fans in San Pedro watching the World Cup final against France when the cable television service went out. Faced with an angry crowd – fueled partly by the liberal consumption of adult beverages – Hahn approached a nearby residence and commandeered its cable service to hook up the television. rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390last_img
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Tax target Wesley Snipes tracked to Namibia

first_img 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 MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system Where in the world is Wesley Snipes? In Namibia. When the actor was indicted on eight counts of tax fraud Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Paul I. Perez said Snipes had not been arrested because authorities did not know where he was. The TV show “Inside Edition” found Snipes in Namibia, where he is renting a house for $6,000 a month while he films the movie “Gallowwalker.” He has been in the African nation for seven weeks, the show reported. If convicted of all the charges, Snipes, 44, faces up to 16 years in prison.last_img read more

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Two Escapees From Wisconsin Found in Memphis, Indiana

first_imgThe vehicle in which KAINZ and ROBINSON were in possession of was reported stolen out of Waukesha County, Wisconsin.BRYAN L. KAINZ was charged with Auto Theft and also having an active warrant out of Waukesha County, Wisconsin for Escape and Aggravated Battery.BRYAN L. KAINZSTEVEN ROBINSONSTEVEN ROBINSON was charged with Auto Theft and also  having an active warrant out of Waukesha County Wisconsin for Escape and Dealing Narcotics. On September 9, 2016, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office received information of two subjects, that were wanted for escaping from Waukesha County, Wisconsin, and were attempting to elude law enforcement at a residence in Memphis, Indiana.The Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Indiana State Police arrived on scene at the 10000 block of Stricker Rd., Memphis, Indiana where they located BRYAN L. KAINZ and STEVEN ROBINSON in a vehicle, parked in a driveway of a residence.KAINZ and ROBINSON were both taken into custody without incident.last_img read more

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Donegal homebird Murphy: “I just want to play for Donegal”

first_imgDONEGAL CAPTAIN Michael Murphy says there ‘wasn’t a hope’ he’d have lasted as an Aussie Rules footballer – because he’d have missed Donegal too much.Murphy was courted for a long time by Aussie Rules agent Ricky Nixon, but passed up on the chance to move Down Under.Murphy has become Donegal’s most successful captain, leading the county to an All-Ireland SFC and three Ulster SFC titles, having previously skippered the Ulster and All-Ireland U-21-winning squad in 2011. Murphy is taking part in AIB’s Toughest Trade – which will be screened next month by RTÉ – with Welsh rugby legend Shane Williams having played in a game for Glenswilly last week in Convoy.Murphy is set to spend a week at Clermont Auvergne in France.“With the time of year it works out perfectly to give it a rattle, give it a go, enjoy the experience and learn a wee bit from it,” Murphy said.The professional environment will suit a man of Murphy’s enthusiasm and professionalism; and while he will wonder if he might have made it at a different oval-ball game, he has no regrets. “To live in Australia, I wouldn’t have been cut out for it, not a hope,” he said.“Definitely there were opportunities. I wouldn’t have hacked it. There were sometimes I’d say to myself, I would love to be out in a professional environment and that was probably my opportunity to go and do that.“I just would have missed home too much. I know myself. I’m quite honest, and at that time and still I just want to play for Donegal.”Murphy will be with Clermong ahead of their game against Bordeaux-Bégles on January 29 next.Donegal manager Rory Gallagher has given his blessing to the move and although apprehensive about adapting to the tackle in rugby, Murphy is relishing the prospect and has no fears about changing codes. He said: “Come ’ere, you could just as easily get injured at a training session back home. I won’t be going into it like that. I will be going into it to learn as much as possible and really challenge myself.”“We would have done a bit of tackling in Australia during the Compromise Rules. I am sure it is a lot more technical than that tackle.“That’s a bit of apprehension I have. It probably looks physical but I would say it is a hell of a lot more technical than it actually looks. That’s going to be one of the main challenges and in and around the ruck.”Donegal homebird Murphy: “I just want to play for Donegal” was last modified: January 19th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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)last_img read more

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Emergency services battle car fire on Lifford Road

first_imgFire crews are currently at the scene of a car blaze on the main Letterkenny-Lifford Road.The incident occurred at around 11am at the Raphoe Junction on the N14.Motorists are advised to take caution if passing the area and to expect delays as emergency services clear the scene. Emergency services battle car fire on Lifford Road was last modified: January 11th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

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