Albouystown resident jailed for assaulting Cop, robberies

first_imgA 26-year-old miner was sentenced to three years imprisonment when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Wednesday.Twenty-six-year-old, Orin Ridley of Lot 173 Campbell Street, Albouystown, Georgetown , was found guilty on two counts of robberies and assault. He was on trial before Magistrate Annette Singh, who ruled that after perusing the evidence she found him guilty of all four charges.Orin RidleyThe first charge stated that on March 12, 2019 at Lot 173 Campbell and Sussex Streets, Georgetown, Ridley wounded Police Constable Clive Clarke with intent to prevent lawful apprehension.It was further alleged that on the same date and at the same location, Ridley assaulted police constable Nigel Reid with intent to prevent lawful apprehension.The third charge stated that on January 31, 2019 at Albouys Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, Ridley while being armed with a firearm, robbed Saneka Ramlakan of articles amounting to $24,600.The last charge stated that on the same date and location, while being armed with a firearm, he robbed Akash Ramlakan of a pedal cycle valued at $18,000 property of the said Virtual Complainant and used personal violence towards him.The magistrate sentenced Ridley to three years for robbery with violence; three years for robbery under arms, one year for wounding a peace officer and one year for assaulting a peace officer.However, the sentence will run concurrently, which means Ridley will only be spending three years behind bars.last_img read more

Lottery win came too late for player

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A man who won $1 million in the lottery shortly after finding out he had terminal cancer has died. Wayne Schenk died Monday at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Syracuse, according to the Baird-Moore Funeral Home. He was 51. “He is in a better place now. He was starting to suffer, and we didn’t want that,” friend Nick Pascazi told The Daily Messenger of Canandaigua. On Jan. 12, Schenk won $1 million playing a $5 scratch-off ticket in the New York State Lottery’s High Stakes Blackjack. Five weeks earlier, he had found out that he had less than a year to live because of inoperable lung cancer. Schenk had tried to get the lottery to give him a lump sum so he could enter a hospital that specialized in treating advanced cancer. His prize pays out in $50,000 annual installments over 20 years. Lottery officials said they were sympathetic but couldn’t break the rules to give him a lump sum. He had received just $34,000 of his win by the time of his death. In an interview with The Associated Press in January, Schenk said he was trying to take each day in stride. “I haven’t given up, but it’s getting right down there where time is of the essence,” he said. “There’s only one way to go, and that’s up. I’ve already been down.” Schenk was a lifelong smoker whose parents died of lung cancer in the 1990s. He served on a troop ship off Lebanon during a stint in the Army from 1976 to 1980.last_img read more

Anna Nicole goes demure for court

first_imgWASHINGTON – Let it be said that at no time during Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court hearing did Anna Nicole Smith run her finger across her chest and, a la her performance at the American Music Awards, ask the nation’s finest legal minds, “Do you like my body?” Neither did the former Playboy Playmate pout, slur or fall asleep. In fact, Smith pulled none of the antics for which she has become notorious as attorneys battled over her right to seek a share of her late husband’s fortune. Instead, Smith dressed in dignified black with sleek black heels, oversize shades and a diamond cross around her neck. She said nothing as she entered the court and little as she left, save for a murmured “Sorry” through pink-frosted lipstick as a reporter tried to ask questions. “I think we had a pretty emotional day,” Smith’s lawyer, Howard K. Stern told the Daily News, putting the kibosh on any suggestion that Smith pause for the cameras. “You’re at the Supreme Court. If you want to see Anna Nicole Smith, I don’t know, watch a porn movie.” The justices, it should be noted, did not gawk at Smith. In fact, they seemed to actually be immersed in the intricacies of Texas probate law in an effort to determine when federal courts may hear claims that involve state probate proceedings. Only Justice Stephen Breyer allowed there might be something juicier to the case. Like, say, the brief marriage of a 26-year-old exotic dancer to an 89-year-old Texas oil tycoon who, upon dying, set off a bitter, decadelong struggle over the estate between widow and unhappy heir. “It’s quite a story,” Breyer said. Smith and J. Howard Marshall III married in 1994. They met three years earlier while Smith was working as a topless dancer in Houston. Marshall had assets estimated at more than $1.6 billion, and his son, E. Pierce Marshall, claims to be the sole heir to the estate. Texas probate courts have ruled in favor of the son, while a federal bankruptcy judge in California ruled in favor of Smith, awarding her $474 million because of claims the younger Marshall “tortiously interfered” with her inheritance with fraud and document-tampering. But another federal judge cut Smith’s award to $88 million. Then an appeals court ruled that Smith was entitled to nothing because federal courts lack jurisdiction in probate disputes. Smith’s lawyer, backed by the Bush administration, argued Tuesday that federal courts do have jurisdiction to consider her claims. The justices, for their part, appeared sympathetic to Smith’s position when G. Eric Brunstad Jr., the lawyer for the son, argued that Smith has no grounds to bring a separate claim in federal court. “That’s just not the way our system works,” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told Brunstad. “I don’t see your logic,” added Justice David Souter. Breyer noted that J. Howard Marshall’s will was forged, that three pages of his living trust document had been altered after his death, and that the son hired private detectives to keep Smith away from her elderly husband’s death bed. “J. Howard Marshall wanted to give her money and was prevented in about 15 ways,” Breyer said. At that, Smith, sitting in the back of the courtroom, wiped her eyes. Souter then summed up Smith’s case. “I just want some money from this guy. That’s all she’s saying,” Souter said. Still, even if the Supreme Court does overturn the appeals court, Smith might not get the money. In a statement after the argument, Pierce Marshall said “a decision to return the case to the lower courts still leaves us with numerous other grounds.” “If necessary, each of those remaining grounds will be pursued vigorously,” he said. Lisa Friedman, (202) 662-8731 lisa.friedman@langnews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “We just don’t think it’s respectful to the court,” Stern said, shepherding the stripper-turned-reality-TV star to a black SUV where a phalanx of paparazzi descended upon the duo. One camera-wielder even tried to climb into the car as Stern opened the door. For a dry probate issue, the case has drawn extraordinary nationwide interest more for the glitzy and controversial high-profile player involved than for any intricacies of the issue itself. “Wow,” said bystander and D.C. attorney Andrew Adair, who attended Tuesday’s arguments because, he insisted, a friend helped write one of the legal briefs. It certainly wasn’t because he thought he might catch a glimpse of Smith. Really. In fact, Adair said, he felt all the neck-craning inside the chamber among attorneys and tourists was unseemly. last_img read more

Rep Lucido to select winner of summer reading contest on Sept 1

first_img21Aug Rep. Lucido to select winner of summer reading contest on Sept. 1 Categories: Lucido News,News Winner awarded chance to be ‘Representative for a Day’State Rep. Peter Lucido of Shelby Township will be selecting the winner of his annual summer reading contest for local elementary school students on Sept. 1, 2018. The winner will join Rep. Lucido at the Capitol to serve as an honorary state representative for the day.Rep. Lucido hosted the contest to encourage students to keep their minds active and improve reading skills during the summer months.“Encouraging our children to spend a little bit of time reading over the summer is critically important for their future,” Lucido said. “Inspiring kids to read more will strengthen their knowledge and creativity.”Students in grades one through five who are residents of the 36th House district are eligible to participate. The district encompasses the townships of Shelby, Washington and Bruce, and the Village of Romeo. Participants track their reading on special bookmarks which have been distributed to schools and local libraries. Students can drop off completed bookmarks in boxes provided at local libraries before September 1, 2018. There is no limit to the amount of bookmarks that can be submitted, as long as each bookmark is completed.The representative will draw from the boxes to determine the winner, who will be invited to the Capitol with their family to act as state representative for a day.For questions regarding the contest, please contact Rep. Lucido at (888) MICH-REP, or by email at PeterLucido@house.mi.gov.####last_img read more

The Crime Investigation Network has secured carr

first_imgThe Crime & Investigation Network has secured carriage on the ‘n’ platform in Poland. The deal comes after the A+E Networks channel secured carriage on the Cyfrowy Polsat pay TV service last year. The ‘n’ deal means that the channel is now in five million Polish homes.Tom Davidson, managing director at A+E Networks UK, said: “Poland is a major TV market in Europe and extending distribution for our channel portfolio is a key priority for our business. We have ambitious growth plans for this market.”A+E says that, globally, the Crime & Investigation Network is now available in 98 million homes.last_img

European broadcasting firm Modern Times Group MTG

first_imgEuropean broadcasting firm Modern Times Group (MTG) reported its fifth consecutive quarter of revenue growth in Q4, after a “year of investment” in the areas of content, digital and geographic expansion.Announcing its quarterly and full-year earnings, MTG said that its investments were “paying off in accelerated growth” and listed its buyout of Nice Entertainment Group and launch of channels for the first time in Turkey and Tanzania among its performance highlights for Q4.“We delivered the fifth consecutive quarter of accelerating sales growth with 14% constant FX growth in Q4, and 8% growth for the full year. We achieved record sales growth levels for our emerging market free-TV and pay-TV operations in 2013 and now face tough comps in what continue to be soft advertising markets,” said MTG president and CEO Jørgen Madsen Lindemann.“Our Scandinavian free-TV operations have returned to growth, and our Nordic pay-TV business has continued to benefit from strong overall subscriber growth and rising prices. We are investing further in 2014 and always looking for opportunities to accelerate the momentum in the business.”Overall the firm reported net sales of SEK4.08 billion (€465 million) in the quarter and SEK14.1 billion for the full year. However net income for the quarter and full year were both down, coming in at SEK261 million and SEK1.17 billion respectively.In the last quarter MTG said the Swedish and Danish TV advertising markets were both stable, while the Norwegian TV ad market showed low levels of growth.The firm benefitted from Viaplay subscriber growth and rising average revenue per premium satellite subscriber, though MTG said that operating costs “increased significantly” due to the ongoing investments in premium movie and sports content.In free-TV emerging markets, sales for MTG’s combined Baltic operations were stable in the quarter, while its Czech operations reported 22% sales growth. MTG attributed the latter to its ongoing advertising sales cooperation with TV Barrandov, underlying sales growth and the launch of Prima ZOOM.Bulgarian sales were up 37% in the quarter, though sales fort its Hungarian operations were down 3%.“We are totally focused on our customers and the creation of engaging and exciting entertainment experiences, which is why we have acquired even more premium sports and movie rights, further expanded our agreements with leading content producers and distributors, and launched so many more channels and services on so many different networks and platforms,” said Lindemann.The earnings come in the same week that DTVE’s sister publication, TBI, reported that MTG is tipped to beat rivals to an agreement to buy into the fast-growing international channels group, Trace.last_img read more