Man To Stand Trial For Attempted Murder, Assault In 2019 Shooting

first_imgImage via the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.MAYVILLE – A man accused in a January 2019 drive-by shooting at the corner of North Main and Ninth Streets in Jamestown will stand trial next month.Jury selection in the trial against Rasul N. Bonds, a City of Jamestown resident, is scheduled to take place next Tuesday, a Chautauqua County Court Clerk told WNYNewsNow Monday.Bonds is charged with first-degree assault and three counts of second-degree attempted murder.Jamestown Police say one man was shot in the face and was seriously injured as he was walking with two other people. Bonds is in Chautauqua County Jail on $150,000 bond.A second Jamestown man, Corey M. Johnson, plead guilty to a reduced charge of first-degree attempted assault on Oct. 23 in connection with the shooting.Johnson was sentenced on Jan. 6 to a determinate term of five years in state prison, plus five years of post-release supervision. Three 12-year orders of protection were also executed.WNYNewsNow will continue to follow the case for updates. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: Tiger Woods wins first match 3 & 1 over Aaron Wise

first_img Related News Tiger Woods is off to a good start at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.The 14-time major winner defeated Aaron Wise 3 & 1 in his first match on Thursday, coming from behind on the back nine to win. He would go on to win three of the next six holes and finish off the day with a 3 & 1 win.Woods admitted he could have played better, but was happy to come out with the victory.”We weren’t playing that great today,” Woods told Golf Channel after his round. “We were both struggling a bit and if it was a stroke play event we’d be pretty far behind, but it was just try to beat the guy in front of you, that was about it and I was able to advance.” WGC-Dell Match Play? Rory McIlroy wants to win the Masters 3️⃣3️⃣ feet for @TigerWoods.Here come the fist pumps. 💪#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/tkJqGTcS9q— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 27, 2019After starting off the day well and getting up two on Wise after two holes and again after four, Woods found himself down one on the back nine after Wise won the 10th, 11th and 12th.But Woods showed determination all day long and as he traded shots with Wise throughout the round and came back to win the 13th to even the match up.last_img read more

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Over 150 families along Highway get potable water for the first time

first_imgMore than 150 families along the Soesdyke/Linden Highway are benefiting from potable water for the firstGWI Executive Director for Infrastructure Planning and Implementation Ramchand Jailaltime. This is after a well was drilled and a water supply system was installed in their community.Guyana Water Inc (GWI) Executive Director for Infrastructure Planning and Implementation, Ramchand Jailal, told the Government Information Agency (GINA) that GWI is moving aggressively to serve communities not receiving water.Jailal explained that GWI is also in the process of setting up a water supply system at Silver Hill, another community along the Soesdyke/Linden Highway. “That one is presently being tested and works are ongoing and we’re hoping to have that well completed within another two weeks for residents in the area to benefit from potable water supply,” he said.Drought earlier this year resulted in residents of Silver Hill being without access to water in their community. The residents, including school children, had to access water from tankers or creeks far away.“It is expected that when the new well is drilled, residents will be relieved from their burdens,” Jailall said, adding that works should be completed within the next two months.Additionally, works are ongoing in several communities on the East Coast of Demerara, including Dazzle Housing Scheme, Lusignan, the railway embankment and President’s College road.GWI is installing additional transmission mains for persons who have no access to water in those communities. Residents of Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, Berbice are also to benefit from water supply.last_img read more

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Shaki Kamara’s Body Returned in Ruins

first_imgSixteen-year-old Shaki Kamara, who sustained fatal injuries during the West Point rioting on August 20, was laid to rest over the weekend, his family told the Daily Observer.The Kamara family said Shaki died as a result of losing blood after being shot in both of his legs with live ammunition by the AFL.According to Shaki’s uncle, his nephew’s body was ruined. “We didn’t touch it at all. His body was swollen and the leg that was shot was really bad off,” he added.The teenager, who was a Muslim, was buried in the Old Road Community Muslim cemetery by male relatives.“After days of pleading with the government to give us his body, they did; so we buried our son. We don’t know why they really took his body, but they gave us his body back in the same condition it was in when it left the hospital, but bloated. We couldn’t even touch it at all,” Shaki’s uncle disclosed.Shaki was still alive at the time of his admission at the Redemption hospital on August 20. His corpse, however, was seen being whisked away by heavily armed security accompanying the Deputy Defense Minister for Operations, St. Jerome Larbelee, on August 22.According to Shaki’s sister, Evon Kamara, who said she was unaware of the removal of his body, the government was given the authority over his body by their mother.“She never informed us, but later told us that the commissioner of West Point was mediating between the government and family,” she said.Shaki’s grandmother Mrs. Eva Kamara, has confirmed to the Observer that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visited the family in West Point and openly apologized for the boy’s death.“She told us sorry but didn’t give us anything. Ma Ellen said that she will get back to us later though, but that’s all,” added the sad grandmother.According to Shaki’s grandmother, the late Shaki was everything to her, and that he is being greatly missed.“That boy was my everything. He washed for me, cleaned, cooked and helped me with my cold water and soft drinks that I sell. I’m hurt that Shaki is gone away from me.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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LAST ORDERS CALLED ON 41 DONEGAL PUBS IN JUST THREE YEARS

first_imgIT WAS once part of life here in County Donegal, but it seems the humble pub is being hammered – with an incredible 41 fewer pubs in the county than three years ago.The shock figures were released by the Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI), which said pubs in rural areas are being hit particularly hard by a combination of factors.VFI president Gerry Mellett claims below-cost selling by supermarkets, stricter drink-driving laws and the smoking ban has led to a major decline in trade. “The removal of restrictions on below-cost selling has really broken the back of the industry because they’re selling at prices that we can never compete with,” Mr Mellett said.“When you combine this with stricter drink-driving regulations and the smoking ban, we’re making it increasingly difficult for people to socialise. The authorities seem intent on over-regulating everything,”There were a total of 7,616 pub licences in 2010 in Ireland, according to the Revenue Commissioners, down from 8,922 in 2005.Opposition parties claim support for rural transport schemes for customers in isolated areas. “It is no exaggeration to say the closure of rural pubs in particular is having a devastating effect on the fabric of life in rural Ireland,” said Mr Mellett.“In many areas the pub functions as an important community focal point, and provides a great social hub for many people.“Pub closures have inhibited social lives, and have disrupted the community spirit and life of many neighbourhoods.”The federation said it was important that local businesses such as pubs, hotels and the farming community were supported and that better services were put in place in the regions to attract investment, create jobs and encourage people to live and spend locally.“Action needs to be taken immediately to prevent more rural pub closures to stave off rural isolation,” the VFI said in a statement. LAST ORDERS CALLED ON 41 DONEGAL PUBS IN JUST THREE YEARS was last modified: January 3rd, 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)last_img read more

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New Immigration Draft Proposal May Be Beneficial For Indian Workers in U.S.

first_imgHighly qualified young Indian American professionals who have applied for permanent residentship in the United States could have a better chance of receiving the green card if a new draft proposal for immigration goes through. The proposed changes from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will have negative repercussions on immigrants who seek any kind of government welfare benefit, the Washington Post reported.On the other hand, young skilled workers with a stable income, who pay taxes and a have a well-established job, have health insurance and are unlikely to become a financial burden on the state or federal government, will have a better chance of getting their petition approved than those closer to the retirement age.Indian H-1B visa workers who have been living in the United States have also been seeking green card reform so that the skilled workers can get permanent residentship. Indians and Chinese make up the majority of the H-1B visa recipients.Children below 18 years and adults over the age of 50 years may have difficulty to get a green card. The proposal has also hit out at family migration. Unless people have enough resources to sustain themselves and not be a burden to the government they will have difficulty getting a family-sponsored visa, the report said.Any immigrant who has benefited from the Earned Income Tax Credit, certain healthcare subsidies, and other “non-cash public benefits” like helping an individual beneficiary meet basic living requirements, such as housing, food, utilities, would be negatively affected by the proposal.The foreign national should be able to support himself/herself and any dependents with assets, resources, or annual income equal to at least 125 per cent of the federal poverty guidelines (FPG) based on the household size, the DHS said. According to the proposal, 125 per cent of FPG ranges from approximately $20,300 for a family of two, to $51,650 for a family of eight.Many of the Indians seeking green cards in the United States are young highly educated workers in the technology industry, employed in well-paying jobs, thus falling into the group identified by the draft proposal.The DHS could analyze past use of public benefits and individual assets and income to see if the applicants can become a liability for the government.However, rights advocates and anti-poverty groups have condemned the new proposal for alienating the lower income groups.The proposal would hit not only those seeking immigration visas but also the individuals covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.If implemented, these rules “could make it nearly impossible for an immigrant working in low-wage industries to become citizens,” Ali Noorani, the executive director of the National Immigration Forum, argued in a tweet on March 28.“This is both cruel and counterproductive,” said Alyona Minkovski of the online program, Alyona Show.Four other immigration proposals were earlier vetoed by the United States Senate. The US Spending Bill, which was approved, did not mention any change in policy for DACA or other illegal immigrants. Related ItemsDACAGreen CardUnited Stateslast_img read more

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