Guyanese charged with falsifying US passport application

first_imgA federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Joseph Fedrick, 42, of Guyana, with falsifying an application for a United States passport, US Attorney William J Ihlenfeld II, announced.Fedrick executed an application for a United States passport in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Within the application, Fedrick attempted to use a false social security number with the intent to secure the passport fraudulently.Fedrick is charged with one count of “False Statement in Application for Passport.” He faces up to 10 years in prison and up to 0,000 in fines. Under the Federal Sentencing guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offences and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.Assistant US Attorney Shawn M Adkins is prosecuting the case on behalf of the Government. The Department of the State Diplomatic Security Service and the United States Department of Homeland Security are investigating.An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. (US Department of Justice)last_img read more

‘Wolves feast on Lakers

first_imgAll Lakers coach Phil Jackson asked with Lamar Odom and Luke Walton out was for his players to give themselves a chance to win. But the Lakers couldn’t close out the game or outlast a Minnesota team that lost in two overtimes Sunday to Boston. The ‘Wolves led exactly once in regulation and once in the first overtime, yet wound up winning for only the second time in eight games since the All-Star break, improving to 7-13 since Randy Wittman replaced Dwane Casey as coach. Bryant finished with 40 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists in 53 minutes, but the Lakers could point to Smush Parker’s four missed free throws at the end of regulation and the first overtime as the reason they lost. “It’s frustrating because it’s the little things that beat you,” Bryant said. “You’ve got to step to the line and knock down the free throws, make sure you don’t give guys open looks at the basket and things of that nature. “It’s just the little things that we’ve got to figure out how to close games out with. That being said, we played a good game. All the way up until the end, we played a good game. We did the things defensively we wanted to do. We just didn’t close it out.” • Photo Gallery: 03/06: Lakers vs. T’Wolves MINNEAPOLIS – No two players in today’s NBA have worn the jersey of the same team longer than Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant, who might as well have been kindred spirits Tuesday night at Target Center. It is the duty of Bryant and Garnett to find a way to overcome the shortcomings of their respective teams from game to game, a job description neither player probably envisioned for the second half of their careers. When the final horn sounded on a marathon game, Garnett and the direction-less Minnesota Timberwolves had a 117-107 double-overtime triumph over Bryant and the injury-ravaged Lakers, who dropped to 0-2 on this four-game road trip. center_img Though he didn’t mention Parker by name, Jackson was blunt in saying: “The reality is we missed free throws at the end of regulation and overtime that cost us the game.” The Lakers also lost forward/center Ronny Turiaf to back spasms in the second quarter. Turiaf did not return and is listed as day-to-day for tonight’s game at Milwaukee, possibly leaving the Lakers with only 10 available players. Parker, who got off to a blazing start in scoring 11 first-quarter points, was left with a miserable end to his night. He was in position to be the hero for the Lakers when he stole Marko Jaric’s inbounds pass with 5.7 seconds left in regulation. But Parker missed the first of two free throws, leaving an opening for Minnesota to send the game to overtime when Ricky Davis drove and was fouled by Kwame Brown. Davis sank both free throws to tie the score at 98. (818) 713-3607 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

Mourinho refuses to rule out more Chelsea signings

first_img1 Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho admits he feels “very good” about his squad this season but is refusing to rule out the option of making more signings before the end of August.The west London club have already added five new players to their squad this summer and while Mourinho doesn’t think there will be any further acquisitions, he did reveal the future is impossible to predict.Mourinho said: “We can never say what is going to happen, as players will have different feelings, different reactions,” Mourinho revealed in his press conference ahead of their Premier League opener away to Burnley on Monday night.“The reality is that I am happy with my squad. Very happy with my club, the structure that supports me. I feel very good.“I was very good with the explanation of my needs. My squad is good. Not a perfect one, because there is no perfect squad.” Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho last_img read more

Slade confirmed as new Cardiff manager

first_imgCardiff City have announced the appointment of Russell Slade as the Bluebirds’ new manager.Slade, who left League One side Leyton Orient last month, has been touted for the job ever since the exit of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in September, and the Championship club finally confirmed the news on Monday night.The 53-year-old takes over with the Welsh outfit languishing in 15th position following their relegation from the Premier League, after just one win in eight league games.“I’m grateful to Vincent [Tan] for giving me this opportunity as Cardiff City is a fantastic football club,” said Slade.In a statement on the club’s website, Cardiff owner Tan said Slade’s reputation within the game convinced him he was the right man for the job, with the Malaysian businessman also aiming a bizarre dig at former Bluebirds boss, Malky Mackay.“I’m delighted to appoint Russell Slade as the manager of Cardiff City,” he said.“I have personally offered Russell this opportunity after giving much thought to the needs of the club at this point in time and firmly believe that he is the right person for the job.“I have spoken to many knowledgeable people in the game about Russell, and the feedback has been extremely positive. He is clearly well liked and respected, particularly by his former [Leyton Orient] chairman, Mr Barry Hearn, who could not speak more highly of him, both as a person and as a manager.“I ask that our supporters offer him a chance to prove his long term value to our club, giving him and his players their full support as we try to earn our place in the Premier League under his guidance.“Look at Russell’s track record.  He certainly deserves to be given a chance. After all, Cardiff gave a chance to a mediocre manager from Watford and he took the club to the Premier League.  I did however give him a lot of money to spend for that – in fact, too much money.“This is an important appointment for me because Russell has the right values for the Club and our supporters. I hope he will be able to bring the best out of our squad, and also help to unite everyone associated with the Club. So, let’s all give Russell a chance.” 1 New Cardiff manager Russell Slade last_img read more

Khedira out of Atletico tie by heart problem

first_imgThe condition causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate and can lead to issues including dizziness, shortness of breath and tiredness.Khedira, 31, has only played 15 times this season because of injuries.“Sami Khedira remained in Turin for medical examinations, from which emerged the opportunity to perform an electrophysiological study and eventual treatment of an atrial arrhythmia which appeared today [Tuesday],” Juve said in a statement.-By BBC Sport-0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Juventus’ midfielder Sami Khedira celebrates scoring his team’s fourth goal during the Italian Serie A football match against Udinese at the Friuli stadium in Udine on October 22, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 20 – Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira has been diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat and will be sidelined while he undergoes treatment.He will miss Wednesday’s Champions League tie at Atletico Madrid to be treated for atrial arrhythmia.last_img read more


first_imgThis bunch certainly are ‘United’ in their support for Donegal.Your pictures are coming in thick and fast in support of Jim McGuinness and the boys ahead of next Sunday’s game. We’re not sure if all these folk at United Health Group in Letterkenny are from Donegal but I suppose they are supporting the winning team!!Many members of staff donned their Donegal colours to show that ‘united’ we stand.And if you look very closely you will see a certain Christy Toye who is an employee at the plant.And no – there’s no truth to the rumour that they have been given next Monday off if we crush Dublin at croker!! EndsUNITED WE STAND FOR DONEGAL AND CHRISTY!! was last modified: August 22nd, 2011 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:Christy ToyedonegalletterkennyUnited Health Grouplast_img read more


first_imgTHE inquest into the murder of IRA agent Denis Donaldson has been adjourned again today as a lawyer representing his family said he had been instructed to take proceedings against the Irish State.Donaldson, 56, was murdered in his remote home at Classey, Cloghercor, outside Glenties on April 4th 2006.He had been operating as a British spy for 20 years and was shot four times in the chest, face, arm and hand in a rented cottage. Although there have been two arrests relating to Donaldson’s brutal murder, nobody has ever been charged in connection with it.At the time of the murder it was blamed on the Provisional IRA.But the Real IRA in Derry later claimed responsibility for the killing with mainstream republicans claiming the death suited the British intelligence establishment.Denis Donaldson’s daughter Jane wrote to the Irish Times ahead of a scheduled pre-inquest hearing in Donegal.“It is my family’s sincere hope that we shall be permitted to proceed unhindered with an Article 2 compliant inquest of the standard required to ensure disclosure from state agencies – North and South – of all the facts surrounding the murder of Denis Donaldson,” she wrote.The family believe that the Special Branch “holds vital information about his earlier exposure [as an agent] and subsequent murder”, and it is the disclosure of that “full knowledge” that they are seeking.Today Garda Supt Michael Finnan told the inquest that a file on the killing would be sent to the DPP “within weeks.’An adjournment was needed to allow the file to be completed and allow the DPP to take a decision on whether or not there should be prosecutions.However Ciaran Shiels, solicitor, for the Donaldson family told coroner Denis McCauley that he was taking an action against the Irish State under Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights because of the undue delay in holding an inquest.The delay, he said during a 40-minute hearing, was beyond the time period specified as unacceptable in previous cases.The case was adjourned until November 8.At hearingDONALDSON INQUEST ADJOURNED: FAMILY TO SUE STATE OVER DELAY was last modified: April 26th, 2012 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)last_img read more

Chelsea confirm plans to send racist fans to visit Auschwitz

first_img Bruce Buck believes the initiative will do more to combat anti-Semitism Chelsea plan to send racist fans to Auschwitz, the concentration camp in Poland where more than 1 million people died during World War II 2 Chelsea publicly criticised a number of their own fans for anti-Semitic chanting against rivals Tottenham in September 2017.Buck added: “It is hard to act when a group of 50 or 100 people are chanting. That’s virtually impossible to deal with or try to drag them out of the stadium.“But if we have individuals that we can identify, we can act.”A Chelsea delegation attended the annual March of the Living at Auschwitz in April and, this summer, a group of around 150 Blues supporters and club employees attended the notorious Nazi death camp in Poland.Holocaust survivors have also given talks to the Chelsea first-team squad.Buck added: “The trips to Auschwitz were really important and effective and we will consider more as well as other things that will affect people.“We want to convince other clubs to do their own things and make a real dent in what is still a problem.” 2 Chelsea want to offer supporters caught in racism storms the chance to attend education courses at the World War Two concentration camp in Poland instead of being banned from attending matches at the Premier League club.“If you just ban people, you will never change their behaviour,” Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck told The Sun.“This policy gives them the chance to realise what they have done, to make them want to behave better“In the past, we would take them from the crowd and ban them, for up to three years.“Now we say ‘You did something wrong. You have the option. We can ban you or you can spend some time with our diversity officers, understanding what you did wrong’.” Chelsea have announced plans to send racist supporters on trips to Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz instead of banning them from games.The Blues’ Jewish owner Roman Abramovich is spearheading the initiative, designed to combat anti-Semitism at the Premier League club.last_img read more


first_imgGARDAI have questioned a man and sent a file to the Director of Public Prosecutions following an alleged sexual assault in Donegal Town.The alleged incident took place in the town last week.A woman in her 30s later made an allegation to Gardai. A man in his 60s from a Border town in Donegal has been questioned about the alleged attack and a file submitted to the DPP in Dublin.The man had been questioned at Ballyshannon Garda Station. FILE SENT TO DPP OVER ALLEGED DONEGAL TOWN ASSAULT was last modified: August 5th, 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) Tags:alleged sexual assaultBallyshannonDonegal TownDPPGardailast_img read more


first_imgThe Orange Hall in Newtowncunningham.Gardai have launched an investigation after the Orange Hall in Newtowncunningham was destroyed by fire early this morning.The hall was recently renovated and was used as late as last Friday night to host a local birthday party.The alarm was raised just after 7am when flames were spotted coming from the building. Sections of the fire service and the Gardai rushed to the scene.However, extensive damage has been caused to the hall’s roof while countless artifacts inside were also destroyed.The Orange Hall in Newtowncunningham after is was badly damaged by fire this morning. Pic by Denis Hutton.A full investigation into what started the fire has been launched by Gardai.The hall was the scene of an arson attack back in 2010 when the doors and outside of the building was scorched. However it is suspected that an electrical fault could be the reason for the latest blaze.Local county councillor Paul Canning said there was nothing to suggest the fire was started intentionally.“Arson has not been mentioned but obviously we won’t know what caused the fire until the forensic examination is completed.“It is such a shame to see such a historic building destroyed like this.“The local community spent a lot of time renovating this building recently and that makes it even worse,” he said. ORANGE HALL GUTTED IN MYSTERY BLAZE was last modified: September 14th, 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:Clr Paul CanningdonegalfireGardaiNewtowncunninghamOrange Halllast_img read more