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Top shooters shine at Fast and Furious

first_img The clash in the standard division among Brown Jr, Andy Yap and Orville ‘Red’ Henriques lived up to the Fast and Furious hype with accurate shooting, leaving onlookers guessing the outcome. However, Brown’s six-stage win gave him the high overall trophy ahead of Yap, who took four stages with 97.11 percentage points. Henriques’ 92.84 percentage was only good for third. Ellsworth Dixon’s fourth-place finish handed him victory in C Class. Patrick Evelyn shot 82.69 percentage for fifth overall and first in B Class. David Lazarus won D Class and Christopher Christie took unclassified. Moulton left nothing to chance in the open division, schooling Cheung with a 10-stage win. Shooting on day one, Moulton left scores unmatched by Cheung, who ended with a 85.84 per cent shoot to take second spot. After a poor showing in the Jamaica Cup in July, due to faulty ammunition, Howie Brown made amends by taking third with a 75.17 percentage shoot. Debutant Ryan Grala won fourth with 66.42 per cent. Competitors will now turn their attention to the Todd Jarrett Invitational at the Negril Tactical Shooting Range, set for Saturday. The nine-stage, 250-round match will be governed by the United States Practical Shooting Association and is expected to be another humdinger with six-time world champion, Grand Master Todd Jarrett, headlining the competition. INTENSE ACTION LESGAR ‘Speedy’ Murdock, Ron Brown Jr and Lennie Moulton topped 62 of Jamaica’s ace shooters to win their respective divisions of Woodleigh’s Fast and Furious Pistol Championship on Sunday, November 29, at the sprawling May Pen range. Murdock surprised production division shooters, leaving his normal open division to beat local favourite Ryan Bramwell. Brown Jr topped standard and Moulton got the better of Kevin ‘Fast Foot’ Cheung in the open division. The 10-stage, 200-round, International Practical Shooting Confederation Level Two match did not disappoint. Competitors had to negotiate stages which left them no option but to go all out, forcing mistakes ranging from novice to expert. Murdock showed up unexpectedly to shoot standard, commandeering seven of 10 stages to Bramwell’s three. Senior veteran Anthony ‘TJ’ Johnson was third overall and first in Master Class. Christopher Nunez took top honours in B Class; Darin Richards, C Class; Sanjay Welsh, D Class; and Dane Smith won unclassified. Yeonie Simpson and Jackie Richards represented the ladies well, winning high lady and runner-up, respectively, in production.last_img read more

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Nettie Peters’ Alleged Killer Testifies

first_imgJefferson Dahn, who is accused of stabbing to death Antoinette Nettie Peters, took the witness stand, on Thursday June 5, alleging that the victim was murdered by her boyfriend, Bonfrer Adidee, a Ugandan UNMIL civilian staff.Dahn, a private security guard employed by Adidee, was indicted for allegedly murdering Nettie in early January 2013.Testifying in the murder case at Criminal Court ‘A’ at the Temple of Justice, defendant Dahn explained that while he was performing his normal duty, his bossman, Adidee, approached him and said he wanted him, Dahn, to do something for him.He alleged that Adidee did not tell him what he Adidee wanted him (Dahn) to do during the discussion.Instead, he asked him to open the compound gate, got into his vehicle and left that morning for work at the UNMIL head office.Following his departure, Dahn further alleged that the victim, Nettie asked him to buy her a Comium scratch card, which, according to him, he did, but was gone for several hours.He claimed that before leaving the compound, he left the gate key with the victim.He also explained to the court that after he returned with the scratch card, he met the compound locked and he decided to knock on the gate.Surprisingly, he claimed, his boss Adidee, who had left for work, opened the gate and asked him to enter the compound.When he entered, Dahn alleged Adidee asked him where he was coming from.“And I answered him that Nettie sent me to buy her scratch card,” Dahn explained to the Court.“He instructed me to follow him into his living room, and I did,” Dahn further narrated.When both of them entered the living room, Dahn alleged that Adidee asked him to go in his bed room and bring Nettie outside.“I refused to obey his order and asked him since I started work with him, he had never asked us to do such a thing. Why it is that he wants me to do that,” the defendant further alleged.Dahn claimed that after he refused to bring Nettie outside of Adidee’s bedroom, his bossman offered a dell laptop, two phones and a bag containing US$600, but he again refused the offer.He further claimed that the UNMIL staff also left his bundle of key with him, but could not say what he wanted him to do with the keys.While he and Adidee were in the living room, Dahn alleged that his UNMIL bossman said to him, “Dahn go bring two glasses, which I did.”The Defendant in his testimony alleged that when brought the two glasses to Adidee, he (Adidee) asked him to open his freezer (ice box) and bring to him a bottle of juice, which he did.“Adidee took the bottle of juice and put it into the two glasses and asked both of us to drink.”After drinking the juice, Dahn alleged “I fell asleep in his living room, and upon waking up I could not see anyone, neither hear a voice.”He added, “While sitting in the living room, it was when I saw blood spreading from Adidee’s room into the living room.”“I then took the bundle of key and opened the door, and it was when I saw Nettie lying on the floor dead,” defendant Dahn explained to the court.“I hurriedly came outside and called one of my friends, Nickerson Tomah, and I explained everything that had happened in the compound to him.”Closing arguments are to follow on a date yet to be announced by the Court, after which the jury will render its verdict.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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DONEGAL SEAFOOD COMPANIES GET GRANTS OF €500,000

first_imgDeputy Joe McHugh TD, welcomes today’s announcement by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, on the awarding of €2.4 million in grant aid to 20 seafood processing companies across Ireland.Joe McHugh TDFour Seafood Processing Companies in Donegal have received grants of up to €540,758.Commenting on today’s announcement, Deputy Joe McHugh TD, “I welcome today’s announcement by Minister Coveney of €2.4 million in grant aid to 20 seafood processing companies, under the 2014 Seafood Processing Business Investment Scheme. This scheme plays a vital role in the fishing industry and ensuring the continued growth of a key sector in Ireland. “There are four Donegal-based companies which will each receive funding as part of this scheme, over half a million in total, and highlights the important role that these processing companies, and the seafood industry in general have to play in a county like Donegal, where an emphasis has remained on our natural resources.“This scheme, which works in conjunction with private investment, will total almost €8 million in 2014 and benefit 20 companies throughout Ireland. Under schemes like this, the Government are recognising and reaffirming their commitment to the Seafood Industry in Ireland and aims to support these companies who are doing such pivotal work to local communities, employment and the economy.”The four Donegal companies to receive grants are :Proseail An Clochan Liath Teo, Co. Donegal – € 175,801 Charles Vial (Fish Merchant) Ltd –  €35,554Earagail Eisc Teo – € 312,450Arctic Fish Ltd – € 16,953 DONEGAL SEAFOOD COMPANIES GET GRANTS OF €500,000 was last modified: May 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:donegalgrantsjoe mchugh tdseafoodlast_img read more