Diamond robberyThe Police have recovered a car which was stolen during a robbery at Block X Diamond, East Bank Demerara.Reports are the car was stolen at about 01:30h when armed bandits invaded the Diamond property.Ranks acting on information received, swooped down at a location in North Ruimveldt at about 17:15h on Tuesday where they found the motorcar which bore fake registration plates. The car was parked on the public road. However, no one was arrested.Just recently, three men appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for carjacking and aiding a carjacking.Edwin Angus along with Mahendra Lall and Munesh Persaud were all remanded to prison for the offences. They alleged stole the Allion motorcar belonging to Anthony Pickett from Princes Street, Georgetown.The car was later found in Essequibo.
Noel Russell at Letterkenny Circuit CourtA CO Donegal farmer is seeking adverse possession of lands he claims were farmed by him and his father for more than 30 years – even though a mother of three bought it.Noel Russell, from Legahory, Kilmacrennan, told the circuit court in Letterkenny that he and his father were entitled to the three acre plot – even though it is owned by Letterkenny community worker Tania McBride and her father Thomas Kerr. Ms McBride is contesting the case on the grounds that she bought the property in 2001 and it now belongs to her father who had given her the money for the purchase.Mr Russell told Judge Petria McDonnell that the land was owned by an uncle who died in 1970.Another uncle however later sold the lands to farmers WJ Pearson and his wife Lily, around 1983.Ms McBride, from Gortlee, shook with emotion as she told the court of her ongoing battle of wits with Mr Russell.She said she bought the land and put animals on it after 2001, and hoped that one day she would build a family home there.She even claimed that Noel Russell had offered to buy the three and half acres of poor farmland from her in 2004 by offering her €10,000 in the kitchen of her home.Ms McBride, who is a community worker, said she turned down the offer as she didn’t want to sell the land.Instead attempts to form a boundary around her land were thwarted by Mr Russell who she alleged intimidated her every time she went to the property.“There was always two of them there (Mr Russell and someone else) within a few minutes of me arriving,” she claimed.“He tried to bully me but I wasn’t going to get him bully me.”Mrs Pearson alleged that Noel Russell offered to buy the land from her before she sold it and her husband WJ Pearson alleged that another offer was made to him even after the sale to Ms McBride.Mrs Pearson alleged that Mr Russell did use her land without permission but that they “didn’t make a fuss” because they didn’t want any confrontation.In his evidence Mr Russell admitted filming Ms McBride as she removed a gate. He later called Gardai, but an investigation was dropped when Ms McBride produced the title deeds to prove ownership.Ms McBrideHe told the court that he and his elderly father Josie had worked the land for at least 12 years and they had a right to it.Several witnesses were called who backed his claim that they had worked the land, by putting sheep and cattle on it over several years.A receipt for fencing from the late 1980s was also produced.Fiona Crawford, barrister for Ms McBride and her father, argued that the land belongs to her clients.Barrister for Mr Russell however insisted her client, Mr Russell, was entitled to the property due to adverse possession – this is where someone who doesn’t own the land but uses it over a period of time and can then claim ownership.Judge Petria McDonnell said she would consider all the arguments and give a ruling on Thursday.DONEGAL FARMER IN LEGAL BATTLE FOR LAND OWNED BY MUM was last modified: October 16th, 2013 by John2Share 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:adverse possessionfarmerkilmacrennanletterkennyNoel RussellTania McBride
Earlier this week, the International Myeloma Foundation presented the 9th Annual Comedy Celebration at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre & Club in Los Angeles.Fred Willard and Jeff Garlin Credit/Copyright: Jesse Grant, Getty Images for International Myeloma FoundationHosted by Fred Willard, the comedy show featured hilarious sets by Jeff Garlin, Tig Notaro, Heather McDonald, Andy Kindler, and Tony Award-winning ventriloquist Jay Johnson. The evening concluded with a special musical performance by Late Show with David Letterman’s Paul Shaffer. The renowned band leader ended his set with the dance hit he co-wrote, “It’s Raining Men,” featuring Fred Willard, Tig Notaro and Heather McDonald as his background singers.Paul Shaffer at IMF 9th Comedy CelebrationCredit/Copyright: Kevin Winter, Getty Images for International Myeloma FoundationAttendees included Alex Meneses (NBC’s Hot & Bothered, Everybody Loves Raymond), Edie McClurg (Mike & Molly, Frozen), Howard Hesseman(Mike & Molly, Head of the Class), Izzy Diaz (NBC’s Hot & Bothered), Jadyn Douglas (NBC’s Hot & Bothered), Jay Huguley (Treme, True Detective), John Glover (The Good Wife), Lesley Nicol (Downton Abbey), Maggie Wheeler (Californication, Everybody Loves Raymond), Nikki Moore (Blue Line), Shalita Grant (NCIS: New Orleans), Event Chair Loraine Boyle, Dr. Brian Durie (IMF Chair), Susie Novis (IMF President), and more.Proceeds from the event benefit the Peter Boyle Research Fund and support the Black Swan Research Initiative (BSRI), IMF’s innovative approach to finding a cure for myeloma, the second most common blood cancer. Renowned actor Peter Boyle died in late 2006 after a four year battle with myeloma. Through laughter, this event honors Boyle and raises money for research to find a cure.
Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott says Canada, through forthcoming legislation co-developed with Inuit, Métis and First Nations, is aiming to put an end to “scooping children.” Justin Brake/APTN News.Justin BrakeAPTN NewsCanada will begin work with First Nations, Inuit and Métis to develop new child welfare legislation that Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott hopes will end the “scooping” of Indigenous children from their families.At an announcement on Parliament Hill Friday morning Philpott said the federal government will begin co-developing new legislation to address what it and others have called a “humanitarian crisis” in Canada.Upward of 40,000 Indigenous children are in state care in Canada – more than half of all children in care across the country. At the same time, Indigenous children make up just 7.7 per cent of the child population in Canada.“Every day in this country, on our watch, someone walks into a home, or perhaps a hospital room, where a First Nations or Inuit or Metis mother has given birth, and that baby, toddler or child is taken away from their family,” Philpott said in her opening remarks during the announcement.“They are taken away for the most part on the basis of something that is euphemistically called neglect, but in truth they are taken for reasons of economic poverty. Inadequate housing. Unresolved health issues,” she continued.“This is our modern day variation on the legacy of residential schools.”She said the new legislation “marks a turning point” for Canada and Indigenous peoples.“For a century now, based on discriminatory policies of government, we have been taking children away from their families. It started with residential schools, it continued in the Sixties Scoop, and still today children are being taken from their families.“This legislation marks a turning point to say no more — no more scooping children, no more ripping apart families, no more lost children who don’t know their language, their culture, their lineage.”Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) President Natan Obed, Métis National Council President Clément Chartier and Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde all welcomed the announcement.“It’s a new chapter for our children and families, a new chapter where we write the laws and policies that apply to our children,” Bellegarde said.“I look forward to action on closing the gap for First Nations children, to working towards systems that focuses on prevention as opposed to apprehension, working towards a system that respects First Nations language, laws and cultures.”Obed said the announcement marked “an immensely proud moment” for him as a political leader.“From the time that there has been Canada and the assertion of control over Inuit, there has been a disrespect for Inuit children’s rights,” he said.“This is ending. This is now going to be replaced with specific legislation that ensures that Inuit children and their rights are upheld.”“There has been a disrespect for Inuit children’s rights” by Canada, ITK President Natan Obed said Friday. “This is ending.” Justin Brake/APTN News.Obed added the legislative changes aren’t just owed to Indigenous peoples and children, but also “an obligation that Canada has to itself.“It is a measuring stick on how Canada is as a Nation within the world,” he said.Chartier said the coming legislation, which will be introduced in early 2019, “is big,” and will benefit his people the most.“For well over 100 years we have been ignored and marginalized, our rights repressed, our rights denied, our existence as a Nation of people denied,” he said.Chartier said he would like to see this legislation ushered in alongside the Indigenous rights framework the government is also working on in order to expedite the full recognition and implementation of Indigenous rights belonging to Métis people.Philpott said she has met with provincial and territorial Indigenous Relations or child and family services ministers, and that the provinces “are in various states of enthusiasm about what this will look like.“But I think there is overall a very positive spirit of recognizing the challenge that is there and a desire to do something different.”Philpott said most provinces have recently undertaken reviews of their own legislation and policies on Indigenous child welfare, and that she hopes the feds and Indigenous leaders can work with the provinces “to recognize the different circumstances” that exist in each jurisdiction.A news release from the government Friday morning explained the legislation is the result of 65 consultations with upward of 2,000 individuals from Indigenous governments, organizations, and grassroots groups, totalling nearly 2,000 individuals.Métis National Council President Clément Chartier said he would like to see the legislation developed and implemented quickly for the benefit of his people. Justin Brake/APTN News.“The message to the government was that legislation could help to protect the best interests of the child,” the release says, adding the approach to developing the legislation will be “broad-based” and “inclusive of all Indigenous peoples while respecting a distinctions-based approach.”The legislation will “affirm inherent Aboriginal and Treaty rights as well as affirm principles consistent with the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child,” the release says.The TRC’s fourth call to action compels the federal government “to enact Aboriginal child-welfare legislation that establishes national standards for Aboriginal child apprehension and custody cases.”Canada was also compelled by a 2016 Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling that the government’s First Nations Child and Family Services Program was discriminatory.Earlier this year an emergency meeting on child welfare was held with representatives from Indigenous governments and organizations, and grassroots people, from which Canada announced a plan that included the legislation.“A pillar of the legislation will be the right to self-determination of Indigenous peoples to freely determine their laws, policies and practices in relation to Indigenous child and family services,” Friday’s news release firstname.lastname@example.org@JustinBrakeNews
The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Sahara Group to deposit Rs 5,092 crore for its chief Subrata Roy’s bail by selling 13 of its properties. The court also said they may be granted more time if the group were unable to sell these properties by April 7. Meanwhile, the court also extended Roy’s parole till April 17.The SC also asked the Ghaziabad Development Authority to compensate the Sahara Group with Rs. 1,112 crore for acquiring 91 acres of the latter’s land. The money has to be deposited by the Ghaziabad Development Authority on behalf of Sahara. The next court hearing is on April 17.The Sahara Group also gave the SC a list of properties that it wishes to sell for repayment, which the court agreed to. The SC also ordered global real estate company MG Holdings to deposit Rs 750 crore to prove its bonafide for buying Sahara’s share in New York’s Plaza Hotel. MG Holdings told the court that it would pay $550 million for buying Sahara shares in Plaza Hotel.The apex court had earlier ordered that the group’s prime property worth Rs 39,000 crore at Aamby Valley in Pune be attached in an ongoing case against Roy.Roy was jailed on March 4, 2014, until he was granted a four-week custody parole on May 6, 2016, to perform his mother’s last rites. The apex court had earlier extended the Sahara chief’s parole till November 28, 2016, after he deposited Rs 200 crore with the SEBI in October.In August 2012, two companies of the Sahara Group were ordered by the SC to deposit over Rs 24,000 crore to SEBI. The money was collected from around three crore investors, who invested in their optionally fully convertible debentures (OFCDs) between 2008 and 2011, through issuance of certain bonds with 15 percent interest.Roy was sent to jail on March 4, 2014, after he failed to abide by the court’s order to pay a sum of Rs 10,000 crore. SEBI had said, earlier in February 2017, that the Sahara Group still has to pay Rs 14,779 crore towards principal.