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Police Officer Charged With US$10,000 Theft

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first_imgA police officer accused of robbing a Chinese business national of US$10,000 on Friday, February 14 appeared at the Monrovia City Court, charged with theft of property.Defendant Mamadee Kelleh, chief of operations at the Zone-One depot on Bushrod Island, Monrovia, was Kelleh was arrested on January 30, charged with theft of property.He allegedly stole the money from Madam Lily Lee, an executive of Canned Woods Incorporated, a timber company located in northern Liberia, Lofa County.It is alleged that Kelleh was asked by Madam Lee to take possession of the US$10,000 from one of her business partners in the vicinity of the National Port Authority (NPA).After collecting the money, which he was instructed by Madam Lee to Instead of delivering the amount Madam Lee’s manager—one Amara—as Madam Lee had instructed Kelleh, the defendant, Police Officer Kelleh immediately disappeared with the sum.Unfortunately, at Friday’s hearing Kelleh’s lawyer failed to secure his criminal appearance bond that would have prevented him from being sent to jail.Under our law, the crime is bailable.“Kelleh is a big criminal; he stole the company’s money and he must be punished for his action,” an irate Madam Lee said told journalists at court.  “I trusted him so much; that was why I asked him to do that favor for me,” Madam Lee explained in tears.“The only auction for me to get the money is to go to court, because I have tried contacting some senior police officers about the matter and they refused to assist me,” the complainant alleged.“The police failed to arrest him and he was still working at his Zone-One depot as head of operations,” she claimed.She added “I trust the court system and I believed it will help me to get justice.”According to the court’s Writ of Arrest, defendant Kelleh’s action was wicked and criminal and violated Section 15.51 of the new penal law of Liberia, which crime—theft of property—the defendant had been accused of.The Writ read that on January 30, with criminal intent, Kelleh purposely received cash in the amount of US$10,000, intended for Madam Lee. Out of deception, he converted the money to his personal use and deprived Lee and company of the sum.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Local racers compete in ‘Best in the Desert 2019 General Tire Vegas to Reno’

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first_imgSchwarz says he is looking forward to his 2nd attempt at the Baja 1000 this November taking place in Ensenada, Mexico competing in the Ironman Motorcycle class for 1,000 non-stop race miles. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Local racer Florian Schwarz was in Nevada to compete in the Ironman Amateur motorcycle class of the ‘Best in the Desert 2019 General Tire Vegas to Reno’.Schwarz competed in the Ironman Amateur motorcycle class on his KTM 500 EXC-F completing the 505 miles with a 1st Place Podium finish in under 12 non-stop adrenaline rushing hours. With 12 competitors in his class, Schwarz says only six riders made the distance crossing through to the finish line.- Advertisement -According to Schwarz, this is his third attempt at this race with a 3rd place podium finish in 2018.Local racer Chris Horel was also in Nevada to compete in the IronMan Expert Class as his 2nd attempt with a time just over the 12 hours to land an impressive 8th place finish.With 20 competitors in the Ironman Expert class, only 13 made it across the line.Advertisementlast_img read more

Remembering our heroes

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Today, many Americans confuse Memorial Day with Veterans Day, which honors veterans of all wars and is observed in November. This is an unfortunate, and all too common, misunderstanding. While it’s good and appropriate to honor all vets, it’s also crucial to pay tribute specifically to the ones who never came home. These are the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and for all of us. Yet worse than the confusion about Memorial Day is our tendency to forget about its significance altogether. Because the day is part of a three-day weekend and marks the unofficial start of summer, we can easily get so caught up in barbecues and pool parties that we neglect to even give our nation’s fallen heroes a passing thought. That is a shame. And with the ranks of those fallen heroes growing every day in battles in Afghanistan and Iraq, we have no excuse for our forgetfulness – and all the more reason for gratitude. By all means, let’s enjoy the day, the barbecues, the road trips, the moments with friends and family. These are the fruits of the freedom and security that our heroes died to preserve. But let’s also be sure to honor them at our cemeteries, in our houses of worship, at our parades or even just around the table at our gatherings. For all they gave us, it is truly the very least we can do in return.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHEN Americans first started observing what’s now known as Memorial Day in the late 1860s, there was no confusion or doubt about the holiday’s purpose. The pain, grief and horrific losses of the Civil War – America’s most devastating war ever – still seared the memory. Few Americans were without loved ones who not only fought, but died in the War Between the States, and they took seriously the need to honor those lost souls. After World War I, the day expanded to include fallen American servicemen in all of America’s wars. And when President Richard Nixon formally made Memorial Day a national holiday in 1971 amid the mounting carnage in Vietnam, there was also little mystery about the day’s purpose. Sadly, that’s not the case any more. last_img read more

POLAND/UKRAINE 2012: FIVE DONEGAL PLAYERS HOPING TO MAKE EUROS SQUAD

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first_imgAN INCREDIBLE FIVE players with Donegal connections are vying to get into Giovanni Trapattoni’s squad for the European 2012 championships in Poland/Ukraine next summer.Lifford goalie Shay Given will be No1 on the list – there is little doubt about that.The world’s most capped goalkeeper – 120 now – was jumping for joy at the team’s qualification. Another certainty for the squad is Aiden McGeady – stacks of Gaoth Dobhair connections and a deep love for Donegal means people here follow every move of his career. (And some wish he never left Celtic!)Killybegs star Seamus Coleman – a revelation for Everton in midfield – is another Donegal player hoping to make the final 23 man squad.And other players with Donegal connections – Ciaran Clark, of Aston Villa whose family is from Milford, and Glasgow-born James McCarthy (pictured), who granda was born in Gaoth Dobhair, make up FIVE players with Donegal connections who could make the final squad.Roll on the summer….. © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved. Story filed by copyrighted freelance journalist who will sue copycat sites for stealing his stories.The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyPOLAND/UKRAINE 2012: FIVE DONEGAL PLAYERS HOPING TO MAKE EUROS SQUAD was last modified: November 16th, 2011 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:donegal connectionseuro championshipseuros 2012ireland squadlast_img read more

Ten years later, Hart’s ’95 title still special

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first_imgNEWHALL – Oh, the memories. Thursday marks the 10-year anniversary of Hart High’s 1995 Southern Section football championship, a thrilling 35-28 Div. II victory at Antelope Valley that served as coach Mike Herrington’s first of six Southern Section titles. The odds were stacked against Hart on that cold December night in Lancaster, as defending champion Antelope Valley had returned nearly every key starter from the previous season, which included a resounding 36-15 victory over Hart in the 1994 final at College of the Canyons. No one thought Hart could defeat the Antelopes – not even Herrington, who admitted afterward he was a bit shocked to win – but the Indians came back from a seven-point halftime deficit in a thrilling game that wasn’t decided until Antelope Valley receiver Trymon Redick bobbled away a fourth-down pass in the end zone with just over one minute remaining. Iacenda waited a year to avenge that loss. “We knew we were good in 1994 and had won every game by at least two touchdowns, but I think we took that last game for granted,” Iacenda said. “I saved every newspaper clipping from that 1994 loss and put them in a plastic bag. On the first day of practice the next year, I brought them out and showed everybody to remind them.” In 1995, among the key returning players for Antelope Valley were running back Jermaine Lewis and returning All-Southern Section honorees Michael Deagon (offensive lineman), Tony Walker (safety), Sean Cartaya (linebacker) and Caleb Smith (defensive lineman). “No one gave us a chance because Antelope Valley was just so good and so fast and explosive,” recalled Dean Herrington, Hart’s offensive coordinator at the time. “The only team that Antelope Valley had lost to was Long Beach Poly, who was No. 2 in the state that year. We just decided we were going to ride Ted Iacenda. He had so much athletic ability and drive. He was a very driven person, and that night he was like a man among boys.” As the playoffs approached, Hart’s top offensive players, Iacenda and quarterback Steve McKeon, began playing defense full-time. In the championship victory, McKeon made several touchdown-saving tackles on Lewis, who still managed to rush for 268 yards. The 1995 season was Hart’s seventh year under Herrington and his brothers (Rick remains the defensive coordinator, while Dean left in 2001), and, just like today, the Indians loved to pass the football. But against Antelope Valley in the final, McKeon attempted just 10 passes (completing eight for 167 yards) while Hart continually fed the football to Iacenda, who carried 31 times and scored the tying touchdown on a 45-yard, fourth-down run in the third quarter. Marc Zimmerman, a linebacker who’s now a Saugus assistant, was Hart’s key defensive player. “I just remember that game as the most amazing night of my high school career,” Zimmerman said. “The crowd was deafening. It was an amazing experience.” Zimmerman believes a couple of difficult regular-season losses to St. Louis of Honolulu and Loyola of Los Angeles provided Hart with more resolve than the previous year. “I think we felt like the more experienced team because we knew what it was like to be down and to have to fight the whole game,” Zimmerman said. “The year before, we were 13-0 coming in against Antelope Valley, and it was our game to lose – and that’s what we wound up doing. The next year, it was a 180-degree flip.” Zimmerman, who remains Hart’s career leader with 14 interceptions, tipped the pass on the final play. “Marc was the heart and soul and the brains of our defense. He was like a coach on the field,” Iacenda said. “He’s the one who lined us up on the field, and when he told you to do something, it was a no-brainer – you just did it.” Hart’s other top players included receivers Cody Joyce and J.B. Nelson, linebackers Todd Hourigan and Casey Keltner, linemen Mike Wambolt, C.J. Port and Shawn Keyes, safety Todd Renfro and kicker Kevin McLaughlin. After playing at USC and New Mexico, Iacenda joined Dean Herrington as a College of the Canyons assistant four years ago. The two are close friends, and recently they watched game film of that 1995 victory. “When we watched it again, I was damn near crying,” Iacenda said. “Everytime Dean and I talk about Hart’s all-time greatest wins, it always gets us fired up when we remember 1995.” That first title sparked a dynasty, as Hart won five more championships over the following eight seasons, including four in a row from 1998 to 2001. “I’d like to think our 1995 team kind of taught the lower classes how to finish. I remember Kyle Boller and all those guys were freshmen that year, and they were the next group to win it,” Iacenda said. Said Zimmerman: “I guess you could say the Herringtons were right on the verge that year of becoming legendary coaches. You definitely could see Hart was a program on the rise.” Now in their late 20s, the members of Hart’s 1995 team have gone their separate ways. They’re businessmen and teachers and policemen and bankers, but they all share a special memory of doing what so many thought could not be done. For these Hart Indians, the impossible dream wasn’t so impossible after all. Gerry Gittelson’s column appears in the Daily News three times a week. He can be reached at (661) 257-5218 or gerry.gittelson@dailynews.com. 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 MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “Everyone froze and just watched that last play in the end zone. The place was packed but you could have heard a pin drop when that ball was in the air,” said Hart’s star running back Ted Iacenda, who 10 years later can close his eyes and remember how the air smelled that night. “The ball bounced off one or two of our guys first, then went through the A.V. guy’s hands and hit the ground. When it dropped, the Hart side went wild and the Antelope Valley side was in shock. I still get chills just thinking about it.” That evening was Iacenda’s finest moment. He rushed for 167 yards, scored three touchdowns to set a state career record of 99, and came through with a terrific performance as a defensive lineman. “Obviously, it was an amazing night. The stars aligned for a bunch of kids who supposedly didn’t have a chance,” Iacenda said. “I just went through an old scrapbook of the season that I hadn’t seen in a long time, and rifling through all the articles and pictures brought back so many memories. It was very emotional, and it’s fun talking about it.” In the preceding 36-15 loss to Antelope Valley in 1994, Iacenda, then a junior, was held to 51 yards and fumbled twice, as previously undefeated Hart fell behind 29-0 at halftime. The next morning, the Antelope Valley Press called Iacenda a “goat.” last_img read more

DONEGAL TD’S ANGER AS CENTRAL BANK BOSS ADMITS: ‘I DIDN’T LISTEN TO ALL ANGLO TAPES’

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first_imgSinn Féin Donegal TD Pearse Doherty has said Governor Patrick Honohan’s admission today that the Central Bank has not listened to the rest of the recordings from Anglo is “incredible”.Governor Honohan admitted this fact under questioning from Deputy Doherty in today’s Finance Committee. Deputy Doherty told Donegal Daily afterwards: “This admission from the Governor that the Central Bank has access to but hasn’t listened to hours more of Anglo recordings is incredible. “I was shocked to hear Governor Honohan say that the Central Bank has no intention to listen to the rest of the recordings or read any transcripts.“This week, the Central Bank caused a great deal of public anger by saying it would not forward any further information to the authorities based on the Anglo Tapes. I welcome Professor Honohan’s commitment day to review this decision.“Today, even more incredibly, it has emerged that the Central Bank has not even bothered listening to the rest of the recordings. How can Governor Honohan say he doesn’t believe there is an further evidence in the Anglo tapes one day and then admit the next day he hasn’t listened to the rest of the tapes?“There is a huge public interest in getting to the truth about what happened in Anglo. For the Central Bank to say now that it sees no point in listening to more of these tapes is incredible. The Central Bank is uniquely placed to judge whether any regulatory breaches exist in the tapes. They must do their job and listen to the tapes and pass on any comments or reports to the Gardaí and Director of Corporate Enforcement.”  DONEGAL TD’S ANGER AS CENTRAL BANK BOSS ADMITS: ‘I DIDN’T LISTEN TO ALL ANGLO TAPES’ was last modified: September 25th, 2013 by John2Share 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:anglo tapesCentral BankPearse Dohertylast_img read more

Saints confident of seeing off interest in teenage star

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first_imgSouthampton manager Nigel Adkins remains confident highly-rated teenager Luke Shaw will stay at St Mary’s.Chelsea expressed an interest in the left-back during the summer and are expected to make another approach when the transfer window opens next month.A number of other clubs have also been watching him closely for some time, with Arsenal believed to be seriously interested.But Southampton are hoping he will sign a new long-term contract and Shaw has indicated that he wants to stay.“Luke is very happy where he is,” Adkins insisted.Click here for the Sunderland v Chelsea quizSee also:Chelsea to table bid for Saints prospect Saints plan to snub bids for ShawBenitez tight-lipped over Shaw interest 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Africa’s miners gather in Cape Town

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first_img30 January 2015More than 900 mining corporates will be attending the 21st annual Investing in African Mining Indaba, where chief executives representing some of Africa’s most attractive mining companies will speak about the sector, where it is at present, its future, and mining and sustainable development.“For more than 20 years, Africa’s mining companies have played a pivotal role in the success and growth of the Investing in African Mining Indaba; in fact, it is viewed as an investment barometer that generates significant media interest and business news coverage globally,” says Jonathan Moore, the managing director of the indaba.“In bringing Africa’s top mining leaders, we showcase all of Africa’s attractive mining investment opportunities to global investors seeking to invest in new projects and regions on the continent.”The indaba takes place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, from 9 to 12 February. There will be more than 50 corporate mining presentations featuring chief executives and board level representatives at the indaba and its complementary conference, the Investment Discovery Forum, which takes place in Cape Town on 8 and 9 February, before the conference gets under way.They will be addressing the status of current and new projects, overall corporate initiatives and other key issues that investors want to hear from the captains of the African mining industry.Chief executives that will be making presentations over the four days include:Tom Albanese, Vedanta;Graham Briggs, Harmony Gold;Mark Bristow, Randgold Resources;Alan Davies, Rio Tinto;William Dawes, Mkango Resources;Robert Friedland, Ivanhoe Mines;Brad Gordon, Acacia Mining;Chris Griffiths, Anglo American Platinum;R Michael Jones, Platinum Group Metals;Ben Magara, Lonmin;Bruce McFadzean, Mawson West;Christian de Saint-Rome, Copperzone Resources;Mike Schmidt, African Rainbow Minerals;John Simpson, Peninsula Minerals;John Sisay, Sierra Rutile;Sylvie St-Jean, Ambatovy;Paul Thomson, A-Cap Resources;Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan (Venkat), Anglogold Ashanti;Neil Woodyer, Endeavour Mining Corporation; andNikolai Zelenski, Nordgold.The annual Investing in African Mining Indaba, now in its 21st year, is the world’s preferred brand and destination in African mining. This year it is better positioned than ever to deliver an unparalleled deal-making and discovery platform for global investors and African mining companies, according to the organisers.The conference provides a diverse and proven platform that gives all delegates – investors, financiers, mining executives, government officials, and other industry stakeholders – exceptional access to compelling investments across the entire continent.The Mining Indaba, as it is known, is dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining interests in Africa. It is the world’s largest mining investment conference and Africa’s largest mining event. For two decades, it has served as the pathway for foreign investments into Africa’s mining value chain – opportunities ranging from small diamond deposits to mega coal projects. It is now part of Euromoney Institutional Investor.Join the Mining Indaba global community:Twitter.com/MiningIndaba;LinkedIn.com/Company/Mining-Indaba;Facebook.com/africanminingindaba; andYoutube.com/Miningindaba.Source: APOlast_img read more

Rahul questions Nitish over tragedy

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first_imgCongress president Rahul Gandhi questioned his one time ally and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the death of nine school children who were crushed by a speeding Bolero vehicle that was allegedly being driven by a drunk BJP functionary. Tweeting in Hindi, Mr. Gandhi said, “In alcohol- free Bihar, a drunk BJP leader killed nine school children. Nitishji, what happened to the voice of your inner conscience? Is this the truth of your ban on alcoholism? Is your conscience protecting the BJP leader or the reality of the alcohol free Bihar?”last_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018: Stats of the Day – Day 19

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first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementFormer Argentine winger Claudio Caniggia.Greetings readers! We are back again with today’s edition of FIFA’s “Stats of the Day” feature. Read about all the interesting trivia associated with your favourite footballers and teams right here.Here is an excerpt of FIFA’s “Stats of the Day”: 1954 – The third-place play-off match between Austria and Uruguay becomes the 100th FIFA World Cup match.1990 – Argentinian Claudio Caniggia’s 67th-minute header against Italy in the semi-finals finally puts an end to goalkeeper Walter Zenga’s record-breaking run of 517 minutes without conceding – a FIFA World Cup record which is still intact.2010- Thomas Mueller’s opener against Argentina becomes Germany’s 200th World Cup goal, with the Germans the second team to reach this landmark.2010 – Iker Casillas saves a penalty from Paraguay’s Oscar Cardozo and becomes the third goalkeeper to save two penalties in the World Cup but the first to do so in two different editions, having also saved Ian Harte’s penalty in 2002. Poland’s Jan Tomaszewski (1974) and American Brad Friedel (2002) are the other two keepers to have saved two spot kicks.To read more click here: FIFA Stats of the Day: July 3 Read also: Football: Former Goalkeeper, Peter Schmeichel shows pride in his son for an exceptional performance in the tie-breakerFIFA World Cup 2018: Belgians shock with an injury-time comeback and sees of Blue SamuraisFootball: Former Dortmund man and Greek International, Sokratis Papastathopoulos joins Arsenallast_img read more