Associate Magistrate Receives High Court Threats in US$10K Case

first_imgThe conduct of an associate magistrate at the Monrovia City Court hearing the US$10,000 “escaped bondsman” case involving Continental General Life Insurance Company and a Chinese businesswoman, has constrained prosecution to take the matter to the Supreme Court of Liberia.The name of the Magistrate is being withheld for the present.The threat on the Magistrate involves his failure to issue an arrest warrant against the insurance company’s executive, amid their alleged refusal to appear before the court on several occasions to produce their bondsman or pay said money as promised.The company in early April  secured a criminal apparance bond  to release  from the Monrovia Central Prison a senior officer of the Liberia National Police (LNP) accused of stealing  US$10,000.The officer, Mamadee Kelleh, chief of operation at the LNP’s  Freeport Depot, was accused of pilfering said amount from a Chinese businesswoman, Lilly Lee, which he admitted when he appeared before the Court.At a Tuesday, June 3rd hearing, the company again failed to appear in court, despite receiving a notice of assignment. This prompted prosectuion to allege that the conduct of the magistrate was “completely unbecoming,” as a presiding judcial officer.The prosecution said they suspected irregularities in the trial and threatened to referre the case to the high court for review.The state lawyer was heard stating in open court, “A delay of this magnitude is completely unacceptable,” and added that the Magistrate was not taking the matters seriously.“Today is the last chance we are giving to him; if he fails to arrest the company’s executive, we are going to take the matter to the high court to order enforcement.”Also speaking to reporters at the Temple of Justice, the victim, Madam Lee, who was in tears, wondered, “When will I get justice? The court does not want to ensure fair trial in the matter.  He is still having the difficult task to deciding whether the company should pay my money,” she insisted. “This case needs to claim the attention of the high court.  They need to know about it and to ensure that I get justice.”She added, “I thought judges in Liberia should have the courage to discharge their responsibilities without fear and favor, but that seems not to be happening in my case.”It all began when the magistrate ordered Kelleh, who had served a week of his jail sentence, be released from custody and placed in the hands of the Insurance Company.After he was released on bond at one a Court hearing, the company’s executive director, George Dahn, informed the Magistrate that the police officer, whose bond they filed, had  escaped the country, promising  to pay the money  within a month’s period to  the Chinese businesswoman.Since their first appearance at the Court, the Magistrate on several occasions through communications has cited the Company to appear for the hearing, which they have failed to honor.The Court, however, has also failed to take any action, such as issuing a contempt charge against them.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Git-Along horse club beginning summer series

first_imgWith the summer season rapidly approaching, the Git-Along Horse Club is preparing for its “Spring Bust Out.”Beginning Saturday May 28, the Club will start its gymkana summer series, taking place at the Harris Arena in Charlie Lake.- Advertisement -The event will include a variety of activities for all ages, levels and disciplines of horses and riders. Some of those activities include riders and their horses being able to run barrels and poles, as well as other fun gymkana games.The day’s events only costs $5, with an optional draw available, where people can win barrels, poles and cash.Participants are asked to bring their own horses, lunches and lawn chairs for the fun-filled day outside.If unable to attend the season opener, the summer series begins Wednesday, June 1 and will be running every other Wednesday evening. The summer series dates include June 1, 15 and 29, July 13 and 27, August 10 and 24 and September 7 and 21.Advertisement For more information on the summer series, visit the Git-Along website, or email them at gitalong@gmail.comlast_img read more

Former City midfielder Toure joins Olympiakos

first_img0Shares0000Yaya Toure won three Premier League titles with Manchester City © AFP / Oli SCARFFPIRAEUS, Greece, Sep 3 – Former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure rejoined Olympiakos on Sunday, 12 years after making his mark in Europe with the Greek Super League club.The 35-year-old Ivorian international played for the Piraeus-based side during the 2005-2006 season, scoring three goals in 20 matches. He then joined Monaco before moving to Barcelona between 2007 and 2010. After Gulf-based owners injected huge funds into Manchester City, Toure was one of the key signings that helped the club win three Premier League titles in seven seasons.He played 230 matches for City, scoring 59 goals but was released at the end of last season after another title triumph, although he had grown frustrated with his lack of playing opportunities in northwest England.Toure has also played for Metalurh Donetsk in Ukraine (2003-2005) and Belgian club Beveren (2001-2003).He has made 101 international appearances and scored 19 goals.No details financial details nor the duration of the contract were announced by Olympiakos.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Liverpool v Man United clash to decide Premier League top four?

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting oddsThe Coral spokesman discusses the race for a top four in the Premier League, and claims that Liverpool’s clash with Manchester United on Sunday, March 22 will decide who finishes with a spot in next season’s Champions League.There’s also a big Cheltenham Festival preview, with the Prestbury Park spectacle getting underway on Tuesday, March 10.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

Shock transfer! Prem club, not Everton, want Wayne Rooney in £45m summer deal

first_imgThe latest club to be linked with a big-money move for Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney will come as quite a surprise – it’s Stoke City.The Potters, according to the Mirror, are ready to offer £45m for the signature of the forward, with the financial assistance of their sponsors Bet365.Mark Hughes is reportedly keen to get Rooney on board for next season and urge him to snub offers from the Chinese Super League and Major League Soccer to remain in the Premier League.It would be a significant price for Stoke to pay, eclipsing the £18.3m fee paid for record signing Giannelli Imbula in February 2017, but Bet365 have the financial prowess to help make the move happen.Rooney, however, previously said that the only Premier League club he would leave United for is boyhood side Everton. 1 Has Wayne Rooney made his final appearance for Manchester United? last_img read more

MCGUINNESS DELAYS PRESS CONFERENCE UNTIL REPORTER IS REMOVED

first_imgThere was a touch of controversy at this evening’s post match press conference when Jim McGuinness said he would not answer questions until a reporter left the room.The Donegal manager arrived but left a minute later after consulting with GAA communications staff.The Croke Park officials then approached Gaelic Life reporter Declan Bogue who was told that McGuinness would not conduct the press conference if he remained in the room. Bogue, who penned the controversial book ‘This Is Our Year’ which featured interviews with Kevin Cassidy, then left the room.McGuinness soon returned and agreed to continue with the press conference.McGuinness said he had kept his counsel on his feelings about the book all year and had waited until now to make them known.“There was a book written,” he said. “There were a lot of untruths in the book. There was a lot of things said about me. I’ve never broken court on it since the whole thing happened. I’ve held my dignity. I’ve let myself be castigated. And I done that because I gave somebody an agreement that I wouldn’t break my court on it. There were a lot of things said in the book that were incorrect and untrue, some of it possibly lies about me personally and about some of my players. “It was all-out attack for a couple of months on my character. I know what I’ve done, I know what I’ve coached, I know what I am as a person. And that’s the situation. So I’m not going to let somebody sit in a room and fill their pages tomorrow on the back of what we done today when they in their wisdom degraded me as a person and some of my players.” MCGUINNESS DELAYS PRESS CONFERENCE UNTIL REPORTER IS REMOVED was last modified: September 24th, 2012 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)last_img read more

GAA NEWS: NA ROSSA DEFEAT LEAGUE LEADERS RED HUGHS

first_imgNa Rossa GAA News: A terrific end to the first half and strong second half performance saw Na Rossa register an impressive win against league leaders Red Hughs in Dooey last Friday evening. The visitors started strongly with the first 3 scores of the game from Damian Browne and a pivotal moment in the Match when Na Rossa keeper Patrick Hanlon pulled off a terrific save to prevent the Killgordon men from going 6 points clear.The home side raised their game at that point and 2 brilliantly taken goals and a point from the impressive Conor McCahill gave his team a 3 point lead at the break 2-3 to 0-6.Na Rossa kept up the pressure in the second half scoring 5 points without reply to lead 2-8 to 0-6, and then quick fire goals from Adam Mchugh, Aaron Boyle and a third for man of the match Conor McCahill put the game well out of reach of the visitors.Gerard Breslin replaced Brian Breslin for the home team with only 2 minutes remaining he still managed to score 3 points from play. This victory for Na Rossa puts them up to fourth in the league with games in hand.Final Score: Na Rossa 5-13, Red Hughs 0-8Na Rossa: Patrick Hanlon; Jamie McCready, John McDyre, Daniel Melly; Christian Bonner (0-2), Daryl Devenney, Denis O’Donnell; Eugene Molloy (0-1), Donal Trimble; Brian Breslin, John Paul McCready (0-2,2f), Conor McCahill (3-2); Cormac McHugh, Odhran Molloy (0-1), Conor Bonner. Subs: Adam McHugh (1-1) for O Molloy (19), Conor Melly for D O’Donnell (41), Peter Gallagher for J McCready (57), Gerard Breslin (0-3) for B Breslin (58), Aaron Boyle (1-0) for JP McCready (60).Red Hugh’s: Ciaran Kelly; Pauric McMenamin, Shane McGlinchey, Dillon Irwin, Gerry Melaugh, Shane Gallagher, Cathal Doherty; Damien Browne (0-4,3f), Odhran Doherty; Denim Rowan, Colm Melaugh, James Carlin (0-1); David Gallen, Martin Bonner (0-2), Calvin Bradley (0-1). Subs: Shane Gallen for D Roan (36).Referee: Liam McConigley.GAA NEWS: NA ROSSA DEFEAT LEAGUE LEADERS RED HUGHS was last modified: May 30th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANa RossaSportlast_img read more

Leeds turned down offer for Pontus Jansson from Russian side – reports

first_imgLeeds United reportedly rejected an offer of £10million for Pontus Jansson from Russian club Krasnodar earlier this month.The Yorkshire Evening Post claims that the club turned down the offer as they wanted to keep the defender at Elland Road beyond the end of the transfer window. RANKED IN DEMAND The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Latest Transfer News Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LATEST Reports in Sweden of Russian interest in Pontus Jansson. It’s true that Leeds did receive a bid from Krasnodar (somewhere close to £10m). Bid was turned down. #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) August 23, 2018Jansson had been linked with moves to the Premier League, however, Krasnodar were the only side to put forward a firm offer for him.However, Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani decided the club would not be drawn into selling the Sweden international after midfielder Ronaldo Vieira was offloaded to Sampdoria earlier this summer.Jansson has made 81 appearances for the Championship club since arriving on Torino 2016. He is tied to a deal until 2022 after signing a five-year contract with Leeds in October 2017. moving on targets LIVING THE DREAM Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets last_img read more

Clips’ holes getting smaller

first_imgSANTA BARBARA — Mike Dunleavy practically sounds as if he experienced Christmas in August, when the Clippers signed Cuttino Mobley and traded for Sam Cassell. The way the coach sees it, the Clippers don’t have many holes in their starting lineup and they’re relatively deep with their reserves. Making the playoffs is a possibility that is no longer farfetched. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Taking stock of the Clippers’ roster, Cassell, Mobley, Corey Maggette, Elton Brand and Chris Kaman should comprise a solid starting lineup. The question then is depth, particularly at small forward, where Maggette will start. The Clippers have signed McCarty, who might backup Maggette. They also have signed James Singleton, who spent the past two years playing in Italy after playing at Murray State. Rodney White, who played with Denver and Golden State last season, is in training camp on a tryout contract. “We have a guy who averaged 22 points in the NBA starting at the position,” Dunleavy said. “As far as his backup, I feel about as good at where we are when we brought Bobby Simmons in. We’re solid there.” The Clippers have seven players who were on the squad last season. Brand, Maggette and Kaman are starting, and the other four Shaun Livingston, Chris Wilcox, Zeljko Rebraca and Quinton Ross figure to get playing time. Although the Clippers certainly do not appear vastly improved with their reserves, the coach doesn’t see it that way at least, not yet. “I haven’t lost any games yet,” Dunleavy said. “When I lose that first game, I’ll be wishing for a Christmas list.” CLIPPERS NOTES: By the looks of the media, which included 15 Japanese journalists when training camp opened, the Clippers may have another superstar in Yuta Tabuse, the first native of Japan to make the NBA, playing in four games with Phoenix last season. After being released by Phoenix, he played 14 games with the Long Beach Jam of the ABA. He is trying to hook up with the Clippers, even though the team has three point guards with Cassell, Livingston and Daniel Ewing. “He’s got to be able to show that he can counteract his (5-9) size with his speed and quickness, make plays, not turn the ball over and make open shots,” Dunleavy said. “And then, defensively, he has to use his speed and quickness to harass guys, make them use the clock, as opposed to getting in a position where the post him up.” … Maggette is expected to make his training camp debut today, after spending the beginning of camp in Chicago because of a family emergency. — Joe Stevens can be reached at joe.stevens@presstelegram.comor (562) 499-1338. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img When pressed, however, Dunleavy did offer an idea of what could help his team. “As far as a wish list is concerned, until somebody shows me, I’d like to have a big (forward or center) who can really stroke the ball from the 3-point line,” he said. “Walter (McCarty) may be able to give us that. To play against certain teams in the West that have that as a big strength, we don’t have that yet.” last_img read more

Soana FC coach Shafic Bisaso resigns

first_imgShafiq Bisaso has resigned his job as Soana FC coach.Shafiq Bisaso yesterday, October 18, submitted his resignation as head coach at Soana Football Club with immediate effect.The news comes just hours to the club’s sixth match of the season against tittle contenders Vipers SC at the St Mary’s stadium Kitende later this afternoon.He becomes the fifth coach in a period of two years to leave Soana after Charles Lukula Ayiekho, Sam Ssimbwa, George Lutalo Bbosa and Alex Isabirye all deemed the job to hot to handle.PML Daily caught up with the fomer SC Villa and Masavu FC tactician hours after his resignation.“It hurts me that i leave this club(Soana) so early in the season but i have nothing to do,” he said.Soana becomes the second club in less than a year that Bisaso has left after he was fired from SC Villa mid last season due to what Villa president Ben Missaga termed as poor performance from his side.Bisaso has been at Soana since late July when he succeeded Alex Isabirye and has over seen five competitive fixture all being in the league st Soana.In 5 matches in charge, Bisaso has managed just a single win against Masavu on Match Day 3, drawing at home to Bright Stars and loosing loosing to SC Villa, Proline and Onduparaka.Soana are second from bottom and who ever comes in will have one hell of a job to do as the playing stuff is indeed lucking yet the window is closed.Commentslast_img read more