Rape trial ends in hung jury

first_imgLeslie Castello, who was indicted at the Sexual Offences Court for raping a child under the age of 16 nearly six years ago, will have to face another trial after his current case ended in a hung jury.Castello was accused of sexually penetrating the child between November 1 and 30, 2012, in the county of Demerara.However, on Thursday, after considering the evidence presented throughout the trial, the jury in deliberations could not arrive at a formal verdict as the proportion recorded was 8-4. Justice Jo-Ann Barlow presided over the matter while State Counsel Abigail Gibbs appeared for the prosecution.last_img

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BOSS OF LETTERKENNY COMPANY HAS €70 MILLION SALARY

first_imgTHE boss of a Donegal health insurance company pocketed an incredible 70 MILLION EURO last year in his salary.Stephen Hemsley is the Chief Executive of the United Health Group which has a base in Letterkenny.The American-based boss made a whopping €5.83M every month! The figure makes him the best paid chief of any company, according to American magazine Forbes.Hemsley makes seven times more than the man who runs the global fast food giant McDonalds.The company announced 200 extra jobs for Letterkenny last year.UnitedHealth group, which is based in Minneapolis, is a Fortune 100 company with operations in 63 locations worldwide. It currently employs 340 people at its Letterkenny site processing medical claims and working as IT technicians.At the time of the extra jobs announcement, US Vice-President of Operations, Jim Becker, said it was ‘a proud day’ for the Group.‘The Letterkenny facility stood out for us,” he said.‘Their unquestionable ability to succeed each and every day, along with their strategic location and passionate workforce made our decision very easy.”BOSS OF LETTERKENNY COMPANY HAS €70 MILLION SALARY was last modified: April 17th, 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:Stephen HemsleyUnitedHealthGroup€70million salarylast_img read more

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Katrina hurt them, too

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “The second time, we took a crew of 20 people and rented air-conditioned trailers and RVs, water tanks and gas tanks because there was nothing in Louisiana that you could use. Most of the animals we rescued on that trip were running through the streets or playing in the toxic water. We gave them several baths, and the vets who volunteered with us gave them health checkups.” Dorafshar and his crew went door-to-door searching places where they could find evidence of animal lovers – a dog house or carrier, bird houses, toys – to rescue pets left behind. They noted the location of each find, using global positioning satellites when addresses were wiped clean by the hurricane, in the hopes that, once the animals were safe, they could be reunited with their fleeing owners. “The city of New Orleans was dead on our first trip,” Dorafshar said. “You walk in the city. and all the homes on the left and right are gray. There’s no color at all and no noise except the volunteers walking around. These people lost everything they ever owned. Being able to find the owners and put them back together with their pets is absolutely wonderful.” The second drive home brought 40 animals to shelters in Southern California. Every animal rescued by Dorafshar’s crew was implanted with a microchip to identify them. Dorafshar thought his Gulf Coast work was done until he got a call in early October from friends in Gonzales, La., who told him their shelter was closing, putting hundreds of animals at risk. He orchestrated the airlift of 120 dogs and cats to Los Angeles, farming them out to various shelters and kennels for feeding and care. NEWHALL – The Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport will live up to its name on Sunday when New Leash on Life conducts the Katrina Super Adoption Event. Nearly 200 animals from the Gulf Coast areas ravaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita – christened “ruffugees” by their rescuers – will put on a hopeful face for potential owners. The adoption event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bobby Dorafshar, founder of New Leash on Life in Newhall, made two trips to the Gulf states to rescue animals, the first just four days after Hurricane Katrina hit in August and the second a couple of weeks later. “I contacted a couple of organizations in the area to see what they needed, and both times I drove because I took them supplies,” Dorafshar said. “The first time, I took one volunteer, and we were in Louisiana for five days. We had to leave because the next hurricane was about to hit; we grabbed about seven animals and came home. Volunteers have been working the Internet, text messaging and phone banks for the last two months to facilitate reunions of pets and owners. About 20 percent of the animals have been reunited with their owners, but the vast majority are looking for homes. “Some of the owners we found could not keep the dog for various reasons, which is why we’re having the adoption on (Sunday),” Dorafshar said. “These animals are true survivors, and they deserve a chance to live with a family that gives them love and attention.” The “ruffugees” have been living at more than 30 animal sanctuaries throughout Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino and Orange counties. The adoption event will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will also feature a silent auction and pet-related vendors. Proceeds from the auction will be distributed among the groups that cared for the animals. Volunteers are needed to help with holding the animals, cleaning and supervising them and guiding the adoptions, as well as a variety of other tasks. To volunteer, call Alex Isbell at (661) 255-0097, Ext. 105. The Santa Monica Airport is located at 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. For more information on animal rescue efforts, visit www.newleash.org or www.rescueforruffugees.org. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 [email protected] 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

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