Welder charged for escaping from Police, relieving cop of weapon

first_imgA welder on Wednesday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with five charges including robbery and escaping from lawful custody.Ceon Lampkin of Lot 33 Leopold Street, Georgetown, appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty where the charges of assault, robbery and escaping lawful custody were read to him.It is alleged that Lampkin on April 16, 2019, at Main Street, Georgetown, attempted to commit a robbery on Jasira Allen.On the said day, at Main Street, Georgetown, the defendant allegedly robbed Janoy DeSantos of a handbag, among other items valued at $13,000. The prosecution’s case stated that the defendant tried to escape but was apprehended by public-spirited persons and handed over to the police.It was further alleged that on the same date, while being transported from Brickdam to Diamond Police Station, Lampkin jumped out of the police vehicle at High Street, Georgetown, and tried to escape. He was, however, apprehended a short distance away.During his re-apprehension, Lampkin allegedly assaulted two police officers and attempted to relieve one of the ranks of his service weapon. The man was then shot in his left side abdomen by the police rank during the incident.The 27-year-old was then taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.In court on Wednesday, Lampkin admitted to the escaping from lawful custody charge but denied the other charges.Police Prosecutor Ceon Blackman objected to bail on the grounds that the defendant is known to the law, he is a flight risk and the serious nature of the offences.In a bail application on his own behalf, Lampkin told the court that he was riding his bicycle along Main Street, Georgetown, when heard DeSantos scream “thief”. He said that was when he saw a few individuals running in his direction. He added that the persons began to beat him mercilessly and kept him until the police arrived.In a plea of mitigation, with respect to the escaping from lawful custody charge, Lampkin said that he escaped from the police vehicle since the ranks were hitting him to his head with their weapons. He denied that he attempted to relieve the officer of his weapon.Magistrate Faith McGusty upheld the prosecution’s submission and remanded the man to prison. The case will continue on May 15, 2019.last_img read more

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‘The sky is the limit for Manchester City – they could get Lionel Messi next!’, says ex-Premier League boss

first_imgAfter confirming Pep Guardiola will become their next manager in the summer, Harry Redknapp believes the sky is the limit for Manchester City.The Blues revealed the Spanish boss will take charge when Manuel Pellegrini’s contract runs out at the end of the season, in a move which was announced earlier than expected.And ex-Premier League boss Redknapp believes the former Barcelona boss will lead the club to new heights, including possible Champions League glory and the signing of even more world class players.“Pep Guardiola will know how to get the balance right there,” he told Drivetime. “You would certainly imagine he’ll bring in one or two big players in.“Could we see Lionel Messi come to the Premier League, obviously he had a great relationship with him when he managed him at Barcelona.“You wouldn’t put anything past Manchester City. They’ve got the resources to do whatever they want, almost.“You look at the training facilities there now. It’s incredible the setup there now and just how far they’ve gone with it all.“The sky is the limit for them. They’ve gone for the top manager and now what they need is a Champions League win somewhere in the next couple of years.“I’ve got a feeling they will be up there challenging for that on a regular basis. They have a really great chance of winning it in the next two or three years.”last_img read more

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Concussion forces former PL defender into retirement

first_img Andy Wilkinson 1 Former Stoke defender Andy Wilkinson has been forced to retire from the game following a head injury suffered a year ago.The full-back suffered concussion in an FA Cup tie with Blackburn in February of last year and has been forced to call time on his career at the age of 31.Wilkinson, who made 194 senior appearances for the club he joined from Stoke’s academy, has been suffering with a number of symptoms since the ball struck his head from close range and ongoing problems have forced the one-club man to call time on his career.“Over a year on from the injury there are still a lot of things going on with my brain, my vision, my neck – all sorts of different symptoms – and even if tomorrow I woke up fine and the specialist did say it was fine to play, the risk is far too high,” said Wilkinson in an interview with Sky Sports News.When he suffered the injury Wilkinson played on, explaining: “It was just volleyed straight at my temple. It shook me and I sprinted back and I just completely lost my right peripheral vision.“Just getting back into the team I wanted to carry on and didn’t let anyone know and played most of the game without being able to see much to the right.“As time went on I suffered with other things – vertigo, nausea, balance problems. Then problems mentally with anger, feeling a bit depressed.”Wilkinson, who has problems with depth perception, added: “I’ve got to retrain all my ocular motor system to get back to normal.”Stoke had given Wilkinson a short-term contract in July of last year but after three trips to see a specialist in the United States he has decided to retire.The club have offered him a testimonial and he plans to donate the money raised to local charities and research into concussion injuries. He also hopes to have a career in coaching. West Brom boss Tony Pulis was previously Wilkinson’s manager at Stoke and paid tribute to the defender.“Wilkinson reflects exactly what the place is about. He was an honest hard-working person who gave just about everything, and I mean everything, in training, in games,” said Pulis.“Whatever you asked him to do, whether you asked him to do any functions around the town, he never ever moaned or groaned. He would always do everything to the best of his ability.”last_img read more

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`Brokeback Mountain leads Academy Awards field with 8 nominations

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) – The cowboy love story “Brokeback Mountain” led the Academy Awards field Tuesday with eight nominations, among them best picture and honors for actor Heath Ledger and director Ang Lee. Also nominated for best picture were the Truman Capote story “Capote”; the ensemble drama “Crash”; the Edward R. Murrow chronicle “Good Night, and Good Luck”; the assassination thriller “Munich.” The Johnny Cash biography, “Walk the Line,” considered a likely best picture nominee, was shut out, though Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon earned acting nominations for the film. George Clooney picked up two nominations, as supporting actor for his role as a steadfast CIA undercover agent in “Syriana” and best director for his Edward R. Murrow tale “Good Night, and Good Luck.” Along with best-actor contender Ledger, and directing nominee Lee, “Brokeback Mountain” scored nominations for Michelle Williams as supporting actress, Jake Gyllenhaal as supporting actor and Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana for their screenplay adaptation of Annie Proulx’s short story.last_img read more

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FUNERAL OF PENSIONER WHO DIED IN FIRE TAKES PLACE FRIDAY

first_imgThe funeral of a Donegal pensioner who died in a housefire is to take place on Friday.Josephine Higgs, 76, died, when fire swept through her home in Creeslough in the early hours of Tuesday morning.Neighbours managed to pull the well-known widow form her home but she died at the scene a short time later She will be laid to rest after 11am Requiem Mass in St Michaels Church, Creeslough.A widowed woman, she is survived by her two sons Brian and Colin and ran a hairdressing salon in the village for many years.A full investigation is now underway to establish the cause of the fire.  FUNERAL OF PENSIONER WHO DIED IN FIRE TAKES PLACE FRIDAY was last modified: December 31st, 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:CreesloughdeathdonegalfirefuneralJosephine Higgslast_img read more

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SMALLER SCHOOLS ATHLETICS FINALS ANNOUNCED

first_imgAllianz Cumann na mBunscol Athletics for Small Schools 2104.This year Cumann na mBunscol is celebrating its tenth anniversary of Athletics for Small Schools.The event has grown steadily over the years and this year 36 schools have entered. The committee has decided to run the event over two days so that as many children as possible can enjoy the events.Day 1 for 4-teacher schools only will be held on Wednesday 11 June on the recently opened Ben O’Donnell track in Lifford.Day 2 for 1, 2 and 3-teacher schools will once again take place on the Aura track on Wednesday 18th June.Any new schools wishing to enter should contact donegalprimaryathletics@gmail.com for full information and entry forms.  SMALLER SCHOOLS ATHLETICS FINALS ANNOUNCED was last modified: May 30th, 2014 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)last_img read more

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Welbeck remains in hospital with ‘significant’ damage to ankle

first_img 1 Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck faces a lengthy spell on the sideline due to the injury suffered against Sporting Lisbon.Welbeck was carried off on a stretcher in the first half of the Europa League draw and the Premier League side described his ankle injury as “significant.”The 27-year-old continues to be assessed, with the Gunners set to provide a further update on his condition in the coming days.“Danny remains in hospital and will continue to be assessed,” the club posted on arsenal.com on Friday afternoon.“A further update will be issued over the next 72 hours.” no dice Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY Welbeck has endured a wretched injury record during his career with knee issues costing him months on the sideline.His latest setback comes after he landed badly on his right ankle having jumped for a header in the 25th minute of the Group E encounter at the Emirates Stadium.The 27-year-old received oxygen on the pitch and had his leg in a protective brace as he was taken off.Gunners head coach Unai Emery admitted after the goalless draw – which assured Arsenal’s qualification for the knockout stages – that Welbeck’s injury weighed heavy on his players.Team-mate Rob Holding has backed Welbeck to make another comeback and insists the Arsenal players will rally around their colleague.“I didn’t see it because obviously I’m at the other end of the pitch so I didn’t see exactly what he’d done,” he said.“But Danny is a tough lad so if he’s on the floor, I know its something serious and he’s gone off to hospital now and we’ll see what happens.“He’s been so unlucky with injuries over the past few years but he’s a good character and got a good set of lads around him so we’ll lift him up and get him back as soon as we can.“He can come back strong.” Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury BEST OF Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions center_img huge blow Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card The referee hurries on the medical staff as the severity of Welbeck’s injury is quickly established RANKED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REPLY ADVICE REVEALED shining Most Popular In Football Arsenal cult hero, Perry Groves, told talkSPORT the club should offer Welbeck a new one year contract.“It would just take all the uncertainly away and that would help his rehab on the mental side of it,” he said in reference to the fact his current deal is up next summer.“He’s a wealthy boy now, it’s nothing to do with that, but for his mental well-being.“I think it would be magnificent gesture from my old club if they offered him a new contract.”last_img read more

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Captain Denis Onyango attends first Cranes training ahead of Tanzania game

first_img Tags: Denis OnyangotopUganda Cranes Denis Onyango (right) and Salim Jamal Magoola during Tuesday’s morning session at Namboole (Photo by FUFA Media)TOTAL AFCON 2019 Qualifier (Group L)Uganda Cranes Vs Tanzania Taifa StarsMandela National Stadium Saturday, 08-09-2-2019 04:00pmThe Uganda Cranes captain Denis Onyango has joined camp ahead of the AFCON qualifier game against Tanzania on Saturday.The Captain started training on Tuesday morning along with Allan Kateregga and Derrick Nsibambi with whom they arrived Monday night.Tuesday’s training was attended by 20 of the 24 payers that were listed on Monday morning by head coach Sebastien Desabre.The session lasted an hour with main focus on ball work and stamina.After the session, Tadeo Lwanga said he is excited that he was among the chosen players and he promised to work hard to keep the slot.“It’s every player’s dream to be called for national duty and am going to work hard so that I keep up my slot, Tadeo said.Meanwhile, it is full camp at the Jokas Hotel, Bweyogerere where the team is camped following the arrival of Yunus Sentamu, Faruku Miya, William Luwagga Kizito and Moses Opondo on Tuesday early morning.They will conduct another training session on Wednesday with the rest of the team.Uganda Cranes players who trained on Tuesday morning:Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (El Meriekh, Sudan), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC, Uganda)Defenders: Denis Iguma (Kazma FC, Kuwait), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Godfrey Walusimbi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa) FC, Isaac Muleme (Haras El Hodood, Egypt), Murushid Juuko (Simba Sports Club, Tanzania), Denis Timothy Awanyi (KCCA FC, Uganda), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (El Geish, Egypt)Midfielders: Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA FC, Uganda), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC, Uganda), Joseph Ochaya (Lusaka Dynamo, Zambia), Allan Kateregga (Cape Town City, South Africa), Khalid Aucho (Un-attached), Moses Waiswa (Vipers Sc, Uganda)Forwards: Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba SC, Tanzania), Edrisa Lubega (SV Ried, Austria), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt), Patrick Henry Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda)Comments last_img read more

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Raiders report: Five things we learned Thursday

first_imgYOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES?Make your Raiders-Dolphins pick & challenge our pros***ALAMEDA — Five things we learned Thursday as the Raiders got in their heaviest day of practice in preparation to visit the Miami Dolphins:1) If the Raiders can’t sack up, how much does it matter?Putting pressure on the quarterback is topic 1-A around the Raiders, and defensive coordinator Paul Guenther floated the idea that sacks aren’t the be-all or end-all when it comes to assessing a unit’s worth. “O …last_img read more

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Comments on RINs Changes Mixed

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Todd NeeleyDTN Staff ReporterOMAHA (DTN) — Comments submitted before the April 29 deadline have drawn a predictable line in the sand on allowing year-round E15 sales and reforming the biofuels credits market.The ethanol industry made a push for E15 and is unified against credits reform, while refining interests said little about E15 while calling for reform.EPA said it intends to finalize the rule in time for the summer driving season starting on June 1, though ethanol industry officials have concerns that the deadline will not be met. In addition, there’s concern the proposed reform for Renewable Identification Numbers, or RINs, could ultimately doom the E15 portion of the rule.EPA proposed a number of reforms, including prohibiting certain parties from being able to purchase separated RINs, requiring public disclosure when RIN holdings exceed specified thresholds, limiting the length of time a non-obligated party can hold RINs, and increasing the compliance frequency of the program from annually to quarterly.Obligated parties to the RFS, including refiners and others, are allowed to buy RINs or blend biofuels to comply with the law.“To ensure E15 sales are not interrupted again this year, NCGA urges EPA to complete this rulemaking by June 1, as well as ensure the complex RIN market reform proposal does not weigh down the E15 rule and remains severable,” the National Corn Growers Association said in comments.“While farmers are not direct participants in the RIN market, we know an effective RIN market helps drive biofuels blending under the Renewable Fuel Standard and NCGA is concerned with many of the proposed changes for the RIN market. EPA must ensure RIN market rules are fair to those who are blending biofuels to further the RFS and maintain an efficient RIN marketplace. As such, EPA should not finalize the four primary proposed RIN market changes.”NCGA said obligated parties to the Renewable Fuel Standard have had more than 10 years to comply with the law.“Although many have made compliance adjustments, others have not,” the group said. While some obligated parties have raised concerns about higher RIN values, EPA, in numerous reviews such as annual RFS volume rulemakings, has repeatedly concluded RIN values do not have an economic impact on refiners.”NCGA said the agency should implement “additional market monitoring capabilities” before undertaking any RINs reform.“Beginning with enhanced data systems and data collection, EPA could then better assess whether RIN market manipulation is occurring,” NCGA said. “By diagnosing a problem before proposing solutions, EPA would be in a better position to support transparency and function in the RIN market.“Rather than increasing transparency, EPA’s proposed reforms tilt the playing field in the RIN market in ways that discourage biofuels blending. The RIN marketplace exists to offer compliance flexibility for meeting parties’ RFS obligation — an obligation to blend biofuels.”On E15, NCGA said the cost to retailers to add E15 is “often exaggerated.”According to “The Petroleum Equipment Institute and the USDA, most stations can upgrade their hanging hardware and dispensers, adding E15 capability for as little as $1,000,” NCGA said. “Converting current fuel positions costs even less.”COMPLIANCE COSTSThe agency is working on the rule at a time when RINs prices are low. In addition, EPA has said refining companies recover the costs of RINs by increased prices at the pump. Despite that, the reform proposal came about in response to refining interests’ concerns about costs and price volatility.Refiner HollyFrontier said in comments that reforms are needed.“HollyFrontier believes that the proposed suite of RIN market reforms will help reduce RFS compliance costs and bring much relief for obligated parties,” the company said.“Key to these initiatives is EPA providing in a final rule a package of reforms as is proposed, and not moving single RIN market reforms in isolation. These and other reforms should help reduce RIN market manipulation and ensure that the credits operate as the compliance mechanism that Congress intended,” the company added.The Fueling American Jobs Coalition, which consists of a group of manufacturers and refiners, said in a statement the proposed RINs reform is a “significant initial step” “to address some of the flaws inherent in the compliance credits that underpin the Renewable Fuel Standard. While intended as a simple compliance mechanism, the unregulated and opportunistic trading of RINs credits has enriched speculators, integrated oil companies and large marketing firms while subjecting merchant refiners to a burdensome and unpredictable hit to their bottom lines — in some cases, forcing refiners to pay more for RINs than the cost of their own payroll — and threatening manufacturing jobs.”Ethanol interest groups Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and the American Coalition for Ethanol said in separate comments the reforms threaten the RFS.The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, could find no evidence of RINs market manipulation. However, the CFTC said market data available is inadequate to make a definitive determination.“We believe EPA’s proposed RIN market interventions could create the very market distortions they are intended to remedy and should not be included in the final rule,” Growth Energy said in a summary of its comments.“We believe that the proposed quarterly and asymmetrical compliance mechanisms, along with proposed limits on RIN market participation, would reduce market liquidity and increase incentives for parties to ‘game’ the system to gain an unfair price advantage.”The Renewable Fuels Association said it opposes any reforms that would reduce “compliance flexibility, diminish liquidity in the RIN market, give certain parties in the marketplace unfairly advantaged positions, add unnecessary complexity, increase administrative burdens, or impugn the RIN market’s ability to incentivize expansion of renewable fuel consumption.“While RFA is supportive of enhancing transparency in the RIN marketplace, RFA does not believe any of the four primary RIN reform options in the proposed rule would accomplish that objective.”The American Coalition for Ethanol said the RINs reforms would have the “effect of reducing liquidity in the RIN market, consolidate power in the hands of certain oil refiners, and limit fuel wholesalers, blenders and retailers from using RIN value to sell higher blends of ethanol.“Taken together, the RIN reforms constitute a poison pill which is incompatible with the goal of making E15 available to consumers year-round.”BREAKING PROMISESIowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw said in comments the reforms would “radically alter RIN regulations” and would “undermine the incentive to blend renewable fuels, thereby breaking” President Donald Trump’s promise to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard.“If EPA adopts RIN procedures that eviscerate the value of RINs, as this proposal does, then the agency has eviscerated the incentive to expand the use of renewable fuels, which is the main purpose of the RFS,” Shaw said.The EPA also received comments from the National Biodiesel Board, the American Corn Growers Foundation, ethanol plant owner Midwest AgEnergy Group and Quad County Corn Processors in Iowa — all opposing RINs reforms.“Instances where market manipulations are alleged to have occurred have typically involved an obligated party, but the proposed changes do nothing to limit the opportunity for obligated parties to buy and sell with other obligated parties,” Midwest AgEnergy said in comments.“All other entities are restricted on how many RINs they can own, how long they can hold RINs, or the ability to purchase RINs at all. Since all of these restrictions will be placed on entities trying to function in the same marketplace as obligated parties, it appears the proposed changes purposefully create more inequity instead of removing it.”Todd Neeley can be reached at todd.neeley@dtn.comFollow him on Twitter @toddneeleyDTN(BAS/CZ)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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