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Man charged for attempting to kill Police Officer

first_imgThe man who in April 2016 attempted to kill Police Officer Donald McKenzie was on Monday remanded when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on an attempted murder charge.The accused, Kerry Dick, was not required to plead to the indictable charge when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.It is alleged that on April 25, 2016 at William Street, Kitty, Georgetown, he fired shots at McKenzie, who was off duty at the time, with intent to cause bodily harm.Reports are that on the day in question, around 08:30h, McKenzie of Sandy Place, Kitty, was attacked by two men on a motorcycle who fired shots at him, hitting him in his right hand.The men managed to make good their escape. According to McKenzie, he was involved in an argument with the defendant and the other man who carried out the act. They were later arrested and charged. The case will continue on July 18, 2016.last_img read more

Turner ‘most prolific serial killer’?

first_img Most of the slayings went unsolved for years until an unrelated case – and the work of the LAPD’s Cold Case Unit and its forensics specialists – began to connect the cases, one by one, to Turner. In the meanwhile, David Allen Jones confessed under interrogation by police to three of the slayings and served 11 years in prison before DNA evidence exonerated him. Jones subsequently received a $720,000 settlement for his false conviction and imprisonment. The DNA evidence that freed Jones and turned suspicion on Turner was taken from Turner during a 2002 rape investigation. According to prosecutors, the victim in that case identified Turner by name and by the Skid Row mission where he was working at the time. While Turner served an eight-year prison sentence for his conviction in that rape, investigators used DNA to connect him to each of the victims in the serial killings – beginning with a link to Vance and Mildred Beasley, whose body was found Nov. 6, 1996, in the 9600 block of South Broadway. “Case after case after case came back to Chester Turner,” Grace told jurors. “Now, amazingly, stunningly, 11 murders have a murderer, and he is Chester Turner. The knock of justice is now banging loudly on Chester Turner’s door.” Defense on attack Turner’s defense attorney, John Tyre, deferred giving an opening statement. But he has been quoted in news reports of planning an O.J. Simpson-style defense, attacking the veracity and integrity of the DNA and evidence-gathering. Turner’s defense suffered a setback earlier this year when a judge ruled that it could not present evidence related to Jones’ confession and conviction in three of the killings. But Turner’s lawyer scored a victory when Judge William Pounders approved a request keeping the trial from being televised. Unsolved slayings In an interview outside the courtroom, Grace said his characterization of Turner as Los Angeles’ most prolific identified serial killer stems from the fact that not all of other serial killers’ victims were killed within the city limits. In addition, he said, Turner could be linked to other unsolved slayings, as well. Bonin, Bianchi and Buono were convicted of 14 murders each, and Ramirez was convicted of 13 murders. Along with several accomplices, Bonin is also believed to have raped and killed as many as 20 young men and boys. He was executed in 1996. Buono was found dead, apparently of a heart attack, in 2002 at Calipatria State Prison while serving a life sentence. Bianchi is serving a prison term in Washington. Ramirez is currently awaiting execution on California’s Death Row at San Quentin State Prison. tony.castro@dailynews.com (818) 713-3761 Death Toll Chester Dewayne Turner is charged with killing the following women: Diane Johnson, 21, found face-down and partially nude March 9, 1987, in the 10200 block of South Grand Avenue, alongside the Harbor Freeway. Annette Ernest, 26, whose partially nude body was found face-down Oct. 29, 1987, in the 10200 block of South Grand Avenue, west of the Harbor Freeway. Anita Fishman, 31, whose badly decomposed body was found by children Jan. 20, 1989, in the 9800 block of South Figueroa Street. Regina Washington, 27, was 6 1/2 months pregnant when she was strangled with an electrical cord in September 1989 in the back of a vacant house in the 8800 block of South Figueroa Street. Andrea Tripplett, 29, was 5 1/2 months pregnant when she was strangled in April 1993 in the 7800 block of South Figueroa Street. Desarae Jones, 29, whose body was found May 16, 1993, beside a vacant house in the 6800 block of Estrella Avenue. Natalie Price, 31, whose body was found Feb. 12, 1995, outside a home in the 500 block of West 80th Street. Mildred Beasley, 45, whose body was found Nov. 6, 1996, in a field area in the 9600 block of South Broadway. Paula Vance, 38, who was killed Feb. 3, 1998, at 630 W. 6th St. Brenda Bries, 37, was found dead April 6, 1998, with her head resting on a portable toilet in Skid Row.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! That evidence is graphic, as jurors learned Tuesday, watching a grainy Feb. 3, 1998, surveillance video of the rape and strangulation of Paula Vance, whose body was found next to an office building at Sixth and Hope streets. A couple of jurors winced during the video, and three women spectators got up and left the courtroom. In the front row, Jerri Johnson Tripplett, the mother of another of Turner’s alleged victims, wiped tears from her eyes with a handkerchief. “My daughter was killed in 1993, and it was 11 years later that they found her killer,” Johnson Tripplett said in an interview during the lunch break. “There have been degrees of closure. But when you’ve lost a child you’ve brought into this world, I don’t think there can ever be closure.” Andrea Tripplett’s body was found April 2, 1993, in the 7800 block of Figueroa Avenue – close to the area where Turner lived and worked during much of the 1980s and 1990s. The other victims also were found in the so-called Figueroa Corridor – areas reputed to be linked to prostitution and drug trafficking. Cases finally linked The long, ugly scar running from the right side of his shaved head down the side of his face, the cold stare from empty eyes, tells you that 6-foot-2, 260-pound Chester Dewayne Turner is not someone you want to meet in a dark alley in South Los Angeles. The partially nude bodies of 10 women – most believed to be prostitutes – found strangled on downtown’s back streets between 1987 and 1998 are even better evidence, prosecutors said during opening arguments Tuesday in the death-penalty case against Turner. “The evidence we will introduce will show that Chester Turner is possibly the most prolific serial killer in the history of the city of Los Angeles,” Deputy District Attorney Robert L. Grace Jr. told jurors, equating the defendant to the likes of “Freeway Killer” William Bonin, “Hillside Stranglers” Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono, and “Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez. Turner, 39, a onetime Domino’s Pizza worker and Skid Row mission worker, sat expressionless during the first day of a weeks-long trial, with prosecutors saying they will introduce evidence linking him to the murders of 10 women and one unborn child. last_img read more

Chelsea face fight with Atletico in race for £6m Spanish wonderkid

first_imgChelsea face competition from Atletico Madrid in the race to sign Spanish wonderkid Dani Ceballos.Jose Mourinho has been tracking the 18-year-old Real Betis winger for months and would like to do a deal this month before taking him to London in the summer.But that has prompted Atletico to step up their interest in the £6m-rated youngster.Sources in Spain claim neither club has made a formal bid yet, but are expected to swoop soon.And it is believed Betis will offer the former Seville player a big pay rise and long-term contract in an attempt to keep him, or at least increase his transfer value. 1 Chelsea face competition from Atletico Madrid in the race to sign Real Betis wonderkid Dani Ceballos last_img read more

‘Leaked’ Liverpool team to play Norwich – major surprises in changed starting XI!

first_img 21. Lucas Leiva 22. Simon Mignolet 15. Daniel Sturridge 17. Mamadou Sakho 11 11 11 11 10. Philippe Coutinho Stream Liverpool v Norwich City live in the Premier League on Sunday 20 September 2015, if you are outside of the UK, on talksport.com.After back-to-back Premier League defeats, Brendan Rodgers is under pressure to oversee a victory for Liverpool at home to Norwich today.The Reds boss made major changes to his starting XI for the Thursday evening Europa League draw at Bordeaux and is tipped to shake things up again for today’s Premier League fixture.‘This is another nail in Rodgers’ Liverpool coffin’ – story hereTake a look at the line up that has been doing the rounds on social media, allegedly leaked ahead of the 4pm (BST) kick off.Who do you think needs to start and who should be dropped for Liverpool? Comment below. 11 11 37. Martin Skrtel 2. Nathaniel Clyne – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! And let us know what you think of our predicted team by leaving a comment below 18. Alberto Moreno 11 11 11 9. Christian Benteke 7.James Milner – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the right arrow above! And let us know what you think of our predicted team by leaving a comment below 23. Emre Can 11 11last_img read more

JOB CREATION CONFERENCE HEARS CALLS FOR OPTIMISM

first_imgA JOB creation conference organised by Donegal Mayor Cora Harvey is underway at the Station House Hotel in Letterkenny today.And they heard LYIT director Paul Hannigan call for a greater sense of optimism to help get the county through the economic crisis.Mr Hannigan says the LYIT campus is developing closer links with local businesses through its Co-Labv centre. And he says the college is providing more and more high level courses to meet the demands of future businesses.This week LYIT announced new courses which include a Higher Certificate in Wind Energy Technology and a Higher Diploma in Financial Services Technologies.JOB CREATION CONFERENCE HEARS CALLS FOR OPTIMISM was last modified: May 27th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Cora HarveyStation House Hotellast_img read more

AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: Aristide Bance in as Burkina Faso names strong squad to face Uganda Cranes

first_imgBance is one of the big names in Burkina Faso’s squad. (PHOTO/Courtesy).AFCON 2021 QualifierBurkina Faso vs UgandaStade du 4 Aout, OuagadougouWednesday, 13-11-2019 @10pmBurkina Faso have revealed their squad set to take on Uganda Cranes on Wednesday night.The Swallows will host Uganda at the Stade du 4 Aout in their opening fixture of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.The team will also be the one that travels away to South Sudan in their next game on Sunday.The likes of Lyon’s Bertrand Traore, Jonathan Pitroipa and Aristide Bance have all been included.Captain Charles Kabore is also part of the fold as Burkina Faso eyes a return to the African show piece having missed out in the last edition in Egypt.Surprisingly, all three goalkeepers summoned on the team are local based.Farid Steeve of Majestic Football Club, Ben Idriss Traore (AS Sonabel) and Aboubacar Sawadogo (As Douanes) are the custodians that have been named.Burkina Faso SquadGoalkeepersFarid Steeve (Majestic, Burkina Faso) Ben Idriss Traore (AS Sonabel, Burkina Faso), Aboubacar Sawadogo (As Douanes, Burkina Faso)DefendersIssoufou Dayo (RS Berkane, Morocco), Edmond Fayçal Tapsoba (Guimaraes, Portugal), Dylan Ouédraogo (OH Louvain, Belgium), Abas Ouedraogo (Salitas), Soumaïla Ouattara (Rahimo FC), Steeve Yago (Caen, France), Yacouba Coulibaly (Le Havre, France), Issa Kaboré (Mechelen, Belgium)MidfieldersAdama Guira (Guangzhou R & F, China), Charles Kaboré (Dynamo Moscow, Russia), Bryan Dabo (Fiorentina, Italy), Bertrand Traoré (Lyon, France), Cyrille Bayala (AC Ajaccio, France), Dramane Nikiema (Horoya AC , Guinea), Alain Traore (RS Berkane, Morocco), Zakaria Sanogo (FC Ararat, Armenia)ForwardsLassina Traoré (Ajax Amsterdam, Holland), Aristide Bancé (Horoya AC, Guinea), Jonathan Pitroipa (Paris FC, France), Eric Traore (Pyramid, Egypt)Comments Tags: AFCON 2021 QualifiersAristed BanceBurkina FasoUganda Craneslast_img read more

Redknapp wary of Leicester’s pace and feels Brighton could emerge as challengers

first_imgQPR boss Harry Redknapp insists Leicester will be formidable opponents on Saturday despite their recent results.The Foxes, third in the Championship, face the leaders having drawn one and lost two of their last three league matches.But the reports Redknapp received on those games warned him to expect a tough challenge against Nigel Pearson’s team.He said: “Leicester are flying. They’re a good side and Nigel Pearson has done a great job. We’ve watched them and they’ve got pace and look a really good outfit.“They’ve had difficult games; Nottingham Forest and also Brighton, who are a team that when everyone’s fit could challenge. But Leicester will be there.“We’ve got some tough games coming up. Leicester, Forest and Watford are all interesting fixtures.”See also:Rangers midfielder rates Leicester, Nottingham Forest and Watford The goal that gave QPR victory over Leicester on their way to promotionFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

USDA partners with HHS to support rural communities combating opioid misuse

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that a group of Cooperative Extension partners will have the opportunity to apply for grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help communities combat opioid use disorders. HHS intends to build on successful 2017 and 2018 National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Rural Health and Safety Education projects that focus on opioid abuse.“With the impact opioid misuse is having on rural America, we cannot build strong, prosperous communities without addressing this crisis,” said Anne Hazlett, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development. “USDA is committed to working hand-in-hand with rural leaders and fellow mission-driven organizations – including other members of the federal family – to be a strong partner in this battle.”HHS’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is engaging with the Cooperative Extension System (CES) to bring opioid prevention, treatment and recovery activities to rural America more efficiently. CES is a federal, state and local partnership. It operates out of the nation’s land-grant universities, empowering communities of all sizes to address challenges they face, from nutrition and food safety to responding to emergencies.SAMHSA is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018. Eligible applicants are existing NIFA Cooperative Extension grantees that focus on opioid issues affecting rural communities.The grants HHS is offering through the Rural Opioid Technical Assistance (ROTA) program must be used to develop and implement robust collaborations with the CES system to improve the health and vitality of rural communities across the nation. ROTA will help communities develop and disseminate training and technical assistance to address opioid use disorder.There is $8,250,000 in available funding for the ROTA program. Proposed projects cannot exceed $550,000 in total costs (direct and indirect). The application deadline is Sept. 20, 2018. Please see the SAMHSA funding opportunity announcement for details.At the direction of President Trump, USDA has been keenly focused on addressing the opioid crisis in rural communities. So far, the Department has convened regional roundtables to hear firsthand accounts of the impact of the crisis and effective strategies for response in rural communities; launched an interactive webpage on opioid misuse in rural America, featuring resources for rural communities and individuals facing the crisis; and prioritized investments in two key grant programs to address the crisis in rural places. For more information about these efforts, visit the USDA rural opioid misuse webpage at www.usda.gov/opioids.last_img read more

How mosquitoes walk on water

first_imgMosquitoes may not seem divine, but they can walk on water, thanks to their ultraflexible legs. A mosquito’s leg is made up of three sections, known as a femur, a tibia, and a tarsus. The tarsus is the long, thin section that skims the water’s surface, pictured above. It is covered in scales that repel water molecules, but that only partly explains how mosquitoes stay afloat, a new study shows. To better understand how tarsi support mosquitoes’ weight, researchers plucked the leg fragments from mosquitoes and measured the force they exerted when pressed against water. The secret of the tarsus is its flexibility, they found—stiff tarsi exert less force before breaking through the water’s surface. A flexible tarsus, in contrast, can support up to 20 times the weight of a mosquito by conforming to the water’s surface, the researchers report online today in AIP Advances. Mosquitoes can adjust the level of support by changing the angle at which tarsi impact the water, allowing them to walk, take off, and land in gusty weather. Understanding the science of mosquito legs could be useful for the development of miniature water-striding robots, researchers say. Presumably, these robot mosquitoes would be less annoying than the real kind.last_img read more

Serena Williams takes another step to ninth Miami title

first_imgSerena Williams won her 750th career match to stay on track for her ninth Miami Open title when she beat Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 7-5, 6-3 in the third round in Florida on Saturday.The world number one improved her career record to 750-125, seventh on the all-time list and just three match wins behind Lindsay Davenport’s 753. Martina Navratilova sits atop the all-time list with 1,442 wins.The 34-year-old Williams will meet Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova in the fourth round. The 15th seed defeated France’s Caroline Garcia 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(6).Unlike the last time they met, when Williams required 54 minutes and Diyas won just two games, the 22-year-old Kazak gave the American some trouble in the heat and humidity of Miami.Williams jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the second set, only to see Diyas rally and win three straight games. But the 21-times grand slam champion steadied to close out the match.”I think she called her coach and they used a different strategy,” Williams said in a courtside interview.”I was able to figure it out after a little bit. She played well, especially to be ranked 97th. She has a bright future because she’s so young. But I really wanted to close it out.”Williams and Kuznetsova were joined in the fourth round by Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska, Romanian Simona Halep, Swiss Timea Bacsinszky, Russian Ekaterina Makarova and wild-card Heather Watson of Great Britain.Makarova, the 30th seed, upset eighth seed Czech Petra Kvitova 6-4, 6-4.last_img read more