Man shot in home invasion robbery

first_imgHomeNewsCrimeMan shot in home invasion robbery Aug. 29, 2016 at 12:08 pmCrimeMan shot in home invasion robberyMatthew Hall5 years ago4th streetaccidentAdelaide Drivecrashcrimehome invasionrobberySanta Monicasanta monica californiasanta monica daily presssanta monica newssanta monica policesaul rodriguezshootingsmpd  Adelaide Drive was home to a pair of serious crimes on Sunday morning as a driver careened off the road and into the canyon followed by an unrelated shooting in a nearby home.The first incident happened at about 1:45 a.m. when a car driving at a high rate of speed left the road and fell down the canyon.According to Santa Monica police Lt. Saul Rodriguez, the car was traveling at up to 90 miles per hour when it hit a wall/gate of a private residence at 4th Street and Adelaide. The car left the road, fell down the canyon, bounced of the roof of a second residence before landing on Entrada.Rodriguez said the car was not part of a police pursuit and there was no evidence of racing at the crash site. He said officers are investigating the cause of the crash and have not ruled out drugs or alcohol as a contributing factor.Witnesses described the driver as a woman and Rodriguez said she was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  He said no arrest was made at the time of the crash due to a lack of injuries but charges could still be filed pending the outcome of the investigation.A second, unrelated incident occurred at about 6:21 a.m. when a homeowner was shot during a potential home invasion robbery.Rodriguez said a homeowner on the 600 block of the street interrupted a suspected home invasion robbery and was shot once. The suspect fled and the victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.According to Rodriguez, the only description of the suspect was a man, in dark clothing, wearing a mask similar to the one used in the movie “Scream.” He said officers are actively investigating the incident but additional details were not yet available.Adelaide is part of Santa Monica and calls originating on the street are handled by the Santa Monica Police Department. In the case of the car crash, because the driver left the road on a Santa Monica Street, the case falls under Santa Monica’s jurisdiction no matter where the car landed. Rodriguez said the home invasion address is entirely within City limits.Anyone with information about either case is encouraged to contact the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) [email protected] :4th streetaccidentAdelaide Drivecrashcrimehome invasionrobberySanta Monicasanta monica californiasanta monica daily presssanta monica newssanta monica policesaul rodriguezshootingsmpdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentBy the numbers, a look at a bustling Santa Monica districtWine, Dine and Support Westside Family Health Center at Thyme Café and MarketYou Might Also LikeBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press16 hours agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author3 days agoCrimeFeaturedKnife-wielding woman arrested during L.A. Councilman’s speechGuest Author4 days agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author7 days agoFeaturedNewsAfter local teen’s death, parents protest Snapchat’s inaction against drug dealersClara Harter7 days agoCrimeFeaturedHomeless man loses an eye to BB gun assaultGuest Author1 week agolast_img read more

ALE Starts Load-Out of Navantia’s Wikinger Jackets

first_imgHeavy-lifting specialists ALE today reported that it had performed the first load-out of jacket foundations for the Wikinger offshore wind farm.The first jacket, weighing 625t, was loaded-out using self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs) and a CC8800 crawler crane in Ferrol, Spain.ALE has been contracted to perform a total of 58 land transportations (two per jacket) using SPMTs and 29 load-outs using a crawler crane during 2016. The company started with the project in January by performing the weighing and land transportation of the first jackets at the Navantia Fene Shipyard.Foundations will be loaded on transport ships in batches of 4 jackets. Piles for the jackets will be loaded by Windar at the Avilés harbour.Wikinger will comprise 70 foundations, supporting Adwen’s 5MW wind turbines, with Bladt Industries in charge of supplying the remaining 41 jackets.The installation of the first foundations at the offshore wind farm site started in April.last_img read more

Sotomil in debut PVL match as UP sweeps Lady Altas

first_imgMarianne Sotomil. SPIN.PH MANILA – Marianne Sotomil made her collegiate debut in University of the Philippines Lady Maroons as they beat University of Perpetual Help Lady Altas 25-10, 25-12, 25-23 in the 2018 Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the San Juan Arena.A native of Pavia, Iloilo, Sotomil played lengthy minutes in the second and third set to finish with 2 points, including a service ace, while also accounting for a number of assists.“Medyo kinabahan pa ako noong start kaya medyo hindi maganda iyong setting ko but noong nag-settle down na ako naging OK naman na,” Sotomil said after the July 28 match.Isa Molde was the lone double-figure scorer with 14 points while Marian Buitre chipped in 7 markers for Lady Maroons, which played without injured veteran Diana Carlos. Lady Maroons had a strong start in the opening set as it surged to a 15-4 lead and later widening this to as high as 15 points. The same went in the second frame where UP went ahead 20-9.But UP struggled early in the third frame and had to rely on veterans to tie the count 23-all before Molde and Ai Gannaban scored back-to-back to win the match.“In the third set, we were trying to do things in a haste,” said Lady Maroons coach Godfrey Okumu. “We were in a hurry. Those are some of all the small things that happen in the game. We were able to recover because we knew what we were doing right.”Meanwhile University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses continued its winning ways after a 25-18, 25-16, 25-21 sweep of San Beda Lady Red Spikers. Rookie Ejiya Laure maintained her rousing performance with 13 points for UST (3-0)./PNlast_img read more

Indians 3B Jose Ramirez Declines Offer to Be a Part of Home Run Derby

first_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Related TopicsAll-Star GameHome Run DerbyIndiansJose Ramirez Matt Loedecenter_img CLEVELAND – Despite slamming homers 26 and 27 in Wednesday’s win over the Cincinnati Reds, Indians third basemen Jose Ramirez will not be a part of the 2018 Home Run Derby in Washington as part of the All-Star game festivities.“We told him, he had our blessing if he wanted to do it,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “Just watching him I think he had good reasons for not, I was glad.”“But if he had wanted to, he would have had our blessing.”The field was announced late on Wednesday night by Major League Baseball, and includes Max Muncy, Alex Bregman, Jesus Aguilar, Bryce Harper, Javy Baez, Rhys Hoskins, Freddie Freeman, and Kyle Schwarber. Ramirez said that the decision to not take part in the event was one that was decided by himself and the team together.“We just decided it wasn’t the best thing for me to do at this time,” Ramirez said. “I’m a player that plays everyday, and I need to save energy for the second half, and God willing the playoffs as well.”Dingers on deck. Here’s the field for the 2018 @TMobile #HRDerby.— MLB (@MLB) July 12, 2018last_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018: Can El Tri beat five-time champions Brazil and advance to…

first_imgAdvertisement lztzzNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vstxneq7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Epb( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1fgfq8vWould you ever consider trying this?😱conCan your students do this? 🌚8lpwmRoller skating! Powered by Firework Advertisement With a place in the last eight at stake, this game promises to be a blockbuster. Brazil are clearly the favourites to win this game but it might not be too easy for the Seleção on the field considering how this World Cup has turned out to be unfortunate for the big teams and former champions.  While El Tri have upset the Germans, they were however completely blown away by Sweden. If they want to stop Brazil and secure a place for them in the final eight for the first time in over 32 years, they’ll need to replicate with greater fervour what they did to Germany, holding their ground at the back and counter-attacking with breakneck speed whenever the ball came to them.Advertisement The pair have already squared up 40 times and Brazil have the edge historically with 23 wins to Mexico’s 10, plus 7 draws. Their last encounter was a friendly match held three years ago in Sao Paulo, which the hosts won 2-0 with goals from Philippe Coutinho and Diego Tardelli.This will be the teams’ fifth showdown in the FIFA World Cup, where they first crossed paths in 1950. Brazil have by far the better head-to-head record in this competition with three wins, one draw and 11 goals scored, whereas Mexico have never managed to breach the Brazilian’s defence. The most recent meeting took place in the group phase four years ago and finished 0-0.Advertisement Can the likes of Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Paulinho breach the Mexican defence or will Guillermo Ochoa be the Mexicans’ saviour?The match will be played at the Cosmos Arena in Samara, Russia. It will begin at 07:30 pm IST and will be telecast live on Sony Ten 2 SD and HD, Sony Ten 3 SD and HD, Sony ESPN SD.The team line-ups:  Read also:Football: Midfield Maestro announces retirement after bowing out of the World CupFootball : Mohamed Salah signs a long-term contract worth £200,000-a-week.     Advertisementlast_img read more

Spring opens

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Town culture in icon sculpture

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows An $80,000 sculpture of Pakenham’s iconic bunyip will be unveiled later this month. Mr Yakkerboo, a mythical…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Lis Named Southland Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for First Weekly Award of the Season

first_imgMen’s Tennis Player of the Week – Nikita Lis, LamarLis went 3-0 over the weekend, including leading Lamar to an upset win over 66th-ranked Louisiana-Lafayette on the road Saturday. The Kaliningrad, Russia (Lyceum No. 49), native finished the victory for the Cardinals with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Louisiana-Lafayette’s Jarred Wynan at No. 1 singles after teaming up with Michael Feucht for a 6-3  win at the No. 1 doubles spot. The sophomore followed up Saturday’s performance with a win at the No. 1 singles spot against No. 45 LSU, defeating 67th-ranked Tam Trinh 6-4, 2-6, (10-8) after his doubles match went unfinished tied at four a piece. FRISCO, Texas – Lamar sophomore Nikita Lis has been named Southland Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week in the first weekly award of the season, the league office announced Tuesday. Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his own player. To receive honorable mention, a player must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors.last_img read more

Mendacious tirade against Swami, others

first_imgDear Editor,Freddie Kissoon has had a history of spreading hatred and falsities against intellectuals like Swami Aksharananda, Ravi Dev, Rhyaan Shah, and others on account of their Indianness. Freddie uses lies, fabrication, intimidation and fear tactics as weapons against these intellectual colossuses. And as a Lilliputian, he defames giants (without a shred of evidence) to cower them into submission as he can’t argue rationally with intellect.In addition, Freddie encourages hate comments against Indians, as he finds such attacks expedient in his anti-Indian mission. That is the nature of his latest invective against Swami Aksharananda and others. So, instead of castigating Pastor Steve Anderson for his sickening attack on Hinduism and Indians, self-hater Freddie disingenuously pillories Swami-ji for critiquing the pastor. Freddie mendaciously places Swami in the same league with Anderson. This is plain wrong, and it is hardly a reasonable basis for justifying Anderson’s unacceptable behaviour. No one should be attacked on account of his/her faith or racial identity, and the newspaper must be condemned for allowing this unjustifiable attack.Freddie is unprepared to play the role of an honest, responsible letter editor or columnist; and, as he stated, my responses to him will never see the pages of KN.As journalist intellectual Walter Lippman wrote, there is only one side to a fact; but Freddie has several sides to a fact. What Freddie wrote against Swami and others is fiction. And Freddie’s religious (cultural and political) ignorance is appalling by any standard. His hatred of Indians blinds him to reality. He lacks what in politics is known as reflective thinking – relate events or thoughts to reality around. He tells flat out lies and slants information to suit his purpose. He provides flawed and incomplete info on issues. He suffers from what in journalism is known as “pretension of facts”.Freddie referred to Anderson as “Pastor”, but refused to accord the same respect to Aksharananda as “Swami”. Freddie refers to Aksharananda-ji as a “Hindu Priest,” which he is not. Aksharnanda is a Swami, which is an elevated title to a Pandit. And there is no such thing as a Hindu priest; it is Pandit. Clearly, this shows that Freddie has no cultural or religious training, and does not understand Hindu titles.Swami and Anderson are not comparable. Swami-ji is a scholar, intellectual, non-racist, and a virtuous person who does not go about attacking people’s faith or ethnicity.Freddie contends that Swami, Dev, Shah, and other Indian intellectuals called for “race voting”, but no newspaper account supports Freddie’s claim. Freddie also charged that Dev campaigned in the 2015 election; Dev was not a 2015 candidate, and never appeared on any platform or in the media urging people how to vote. Rhyaan and Swami were/are not members of any party, and they did not instruct people on voting. Freddie, on the other hand, proudly campaigned for the PNC, engaging in propaganda for his favourite party.Freddie has distorted Swami-ji’s political position, accusing the revered Swami of engaging in political propaganda and hate. He charges that Swami wrote a commentary reminding Indians of their ethnic identity and abuses suffered during the PNC dictatorship; and he equates the commentary with a political campaign. That is not propaganda. Aksharananda penned facts — that Indians were brutalised during the PNC dictatorship and that since the return of the PNC in May 2015, thousands of Indians (and Amerindians) have been fired. Those are not hateful remarks. Can Freddie provide evidence to counter these facts?In the academic realm, Swami is a scholar, writing analyses on the state of Indians and on politics in Guyana. What is wrong with a writer telling readers to be proud of their cultural identity? David Hinds, Eric Phillips, Ogunseye and Kwayana did the same for Africans. Why hasn’t Freddie excoriated them? All Swami did was to denounce violence against Indians. Freddie has criticised Swami for complaining that Indians were fired from their jobs. Is Swami’s statement inaccurate? Didn’t Hinds and other Afro-nationalists made similar claims against PPP rule regarding Africans? Why didn’t Freddie also label their behaviour as propagandistic?Swami is right to rebuke the headmistress for allowing a priest to sermonise in a public school, attacking Hindus and Hinduism. Everyone has criticised the headmistress. Why Freddie has not found that hate message obnoxious is beyond any rational thinker. Is it because the preacher attacks Indians that Freddie finds the attack okay? After all, Freddie did say he is not Indian.Freddie wrote that PNC president Desmond Hoyte moved away “from ethnically based policies”. Really? So how does Freddie describe “mo fire and gyam fire” and the violence against Indians in 1992, 1997, 1998, 2001, etc? How does Freddie explain Hoyte draping Blackie’s coffin with the Guyana flag for Blackie’s violent attacks on Indians? How about Hoyte telling Indians he would render the country ungovernable, and his refusing to condemn robberies against Indians?Freddie equates racist, misogynistic, anti-Hindu fulminations of a fringe character with a (factual) commentary of a swami in the newspaper. It is not surprising that Freddie equates the two. After all, Freddie’s mind is limited. Swami’s rational, sober comments don’t rise to the same level of the preacher’s racist ranting. Swami has not committed any sin; Freddie and the preacher did. Swami is not inciting ethnic anger, but rather calling on the Ministry of Education to investigate and end the attacks on Indians.Will this correction of Freddie’s misapplication of facts and his spiteful invective against Swami and others help to reform his behaviour and make him a better person or accurate writer? I don’t think so, given that Freddie was corrected dozens of times before and he has refused to apologise. Freddie sees (alleged) wrongs done by Dev, Rhyaan, Swami, and others even when they are right; but he can’t see his own wrongs, like his Janus-faced attacks on others.Yours truly,Vishnu Bisramlast_img read more

Donegal author going digital for second book launch

first_imgDonegal-based author Sharon Thompson is planning a book launch with a difference when she releases her second novel ‘The Healer’.Sharon Thompson’s previous debut novel ‘The Abandoned’ was a bestseller on Amazon and in her latest novel, ‘The Healer’ she tackles the subject of healing.The book will be launched next Tuesday, 22nd January. Instead of a local book shop event, the Sligo native is taking the book and the celebrations online for people all over the world to join. All readers will need to do to join the launch is simply click on the link on Sharon Thompson’s website and book a space at the event.Sharon says, “Traditional book launches are wonderful events, but in terms of location and convenience an online book launch is a fantastic option. I’m no stranger to online activity as I co-founded the tweet-chat #WritersWise and run a successful writers’ group, I’m convinced that busy people will engage with more online events and gatherings in the future.”However, Sharon does love a good party and although her launch will be online via crowd-cast, she says, “Book launches can be stressful, but I am determined to enjoy the 22nd January and have fun.” Sharon began writing some years ago for a change of direction in life. She writes for websites and magazines and this year her play was long-listed for the Wexford Literary Festival.The Healer is published by Bloodhound books and is a dark, family drama which brings readers back to 1940’s Ireland. Life isn’t easy for the protagonist Molly.Molly isn’t like the other children. She has an unknown learning difficulty and is surrounded in abuse and violence. Her family and community are wary of her beauty and nature. Life gets even harder for Molly and she loses faith in everything. She must make choices. But will she choose the right path or is she doomed to a life of misery? Will Molly survive in a world of violence and crime? Will The Healer ever be healed?The Healer is released on the 22nd January and is available on your kindle to download at the press of a button. You can pre-order it too here on**(affiliate link) Donegal author going digital for second book launch was last modified: January 16th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Authorbooksharon thompsonthe healerlast_img read more