Bombers outlast Wildcats as High School Hoop season tips off

first_imgIt was a tale of two games, but the L.V. Rogers Bombers still prevailed over district rivals Mount Sentinel Wildcats in High School Senior Boy’s Basketball action Tuesday in South Slocan.The Bombers held off a late charge by the Wildcats to score a 74-64 victory as the High School Basketball season kicked off its exhibition season. LVR hit the ground running, using full-court pressure to build a 25-11 advantage after one period.However, the Wildcats kept pecking away at the lead, cutting the margin to 42-27 at recess and 49-46 after three quarters.Mount Sentinel even held a 57-54 advantage before the Bombers went on a 10-0 run to restore the lead en route to the narrow victory.LVR small forward Alan Jin led all scores with 22 points. Dylan Dixon had 12 while Leo Weiss added 10 and Brock Dixon eight.Brandon Sookeroff led the Cats with 21 points while Aaron Abrosimoff added 17 and Kai Miller 11.The Wildcats are back in action Friday when Mount Sentinel hosts the first Senior Boy’s Basketball tournament of the season. Action concludes Saturday.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2015)–Sunday’s Pick 5 payout at Santa Anita has been delayed due to a Sportech tote malfunction which was caused by a late change in racing surface in race four, the fourth leg in Santa Anita’s popular Pick 5 wager. Due to heavy rain during the second race, Sunday’s fourth race was moved from the downhill turf course to the main track.According to CHRB rule 1976.9, subsection “N,” once a wager such as the Pick 5 is underway, as was the case Sunday, the race in which the surface change occurs is adjudged to have all starters declared winners.Due to the fact Sunday’s fourth race was deemed an “all winners” contest, the pari-mutuel calculations for the Pick 5 were dramatically altered, resulting in an apparent software issue with Sportech. As of 6:00 p.m., PST, the Pick 5 pari-mutuel payoff was still not available. As soon as the Pick 5 payoff is provided by Sportech, it will be posted at –30–last_img read more

Pizzi: “Lautaro’s biotype is the one that best suits Barça”

first_imgYes, in reality the change is not just about entering the second half. It is a change of city, of companions, of styleâ and that comes from a team pressured by the descent and where the spaces are not very wide and happens to play next to the best in the world, on a very wide field and before 80,000 people all the games. Undoubtedly, there is always an adaptation period and this is done progressively and there are time frames because you usually arrive at the beginning of the season, with the preseason, but in this case it was all very fast; it’s very complicated. I have not had the opportunity to witness the last matches of Barcelona, ​​but what I saw on television I saw that he entered with a lot of energy, with a very good attitude, and it seems to me that little by little he will be receiving the recognition of the people, which will give you confidence and from there we hope you can perform.How do you remember that your 1996 European Championship with Javier Clemente? Do you think that Spain deserved more or that it lacked a bit of luck and served as a turning point?Yes. That selection process under Javi’s leadership was very positive. The classification for the Eurocup and for the World Cup was achieved with many dates in advance; If I remember correctly, we were about 30 or 32 unbeaten matches prior to the 98 World Cup. A very broad roster of players had been consolidated in which each one knew their role and where coexistence was very healthy. There were top-notch footballers such as Hierro, Zubi, Rafa Alkorta, Pep, Luis Enriqueâ Unfortunately we lacked that fortune first in the Euro Cup and then in the World Cup.He won the Copa América with Chile. Arturo Vidal is always a fixture. Do you think that role of revulsive is ideal for him?I was lucky to work for two years with Arturo and I know the mentality he has, which I think is his main capital as a soccer player. He is a born winner; a very supportive team worker with a very large physical display, has a very positive attitude. It seems to me that for the Barcelona team, although he does not have the DNA of the footballer of the lower Barcelona, ​​I think that his physical and technical characteristics complement the group of players in the Barcelona squad very well. I said it when he signed, which was a success, he was an important player for any team because of everything I said. Although he has not established himself as an undisputed starter in the lineups, when he has been claimed to perform, he has had good performances.He went through Valencia CF. How do you rate the work of Albert Celades?I think Valencia is among the four or five most important teams in the League. He has won titles, be it League or Cup, he has won international titles, he has played many finalsâ history makes us consider him one of the four or five most important. What is certain is that after the change of owners or shareholders in the last stage it has had some ups and downs, although they have been in some positive aspects, but it has lost some of the identity that Valencians had about the club. Marcelino’s departure was not very clear, but I think Celades had the temperance to amalgamate and with calm, seriousness and respect positioning himself in a place where it was very difficult because Marcelino’s stage I think was quite positive and make a change when You have identification of people, players and journalism is complicated, and more for a coach who also had no experience at the First Division level. I think Albert has achieved that based on his character and his calmness and has been able, at least, to give him that transition that is always necessary when there is a sudden change.In the last hours there is a lot of talk about the economic situation of the clubs, with reductions in the players’ salaries. How do you see this situation?First, that this is an unexpected, worldwide situation, and that it will surely harm us all, not just footballers. Let us know that we are going to have to make an effort. It is also true that, within the different environments of life, there are different situations. It is not the same to say that footballers from Madrid, Barcelona or Liverpool, among others, the greats, have to lower their salaries by 20 or 30% because the clubs cannot pay, to do it with other clubs or players in another situation; Not everyone is lucky enough to win a lot of money like it is on big teams. In the same way that I say this, I say that not all activities have the same possibilities of generating what is generated in the big soccer leagues. You have to study it well. It seems to me that you do not have to be demagogic, you have to be aware of the situation we are experiencing and be in solidarity with everyone. And above all, manage it well, because this situation lends itself to misunderstandings and that is very harmful for those of us who want to show solidarity. Juan Antonio Pizzi (Santa Fe, Argentina, 1968) was Pichichi and Golden Boot in the 95-96 season. He signed 31 goals. He shared that award with Alan Shearer. Pizzi was a stem 9. Successful coach in the selection of Chile and with San Lorenzo de Almagro, lives these days confined waiting for the end of the pandemic. And watch out for new challenges on the bench. As a kid he noticed Jurgen Klinsmann. In an extensive interview with the EFE Agency, Pizzi dissects the center forward market, praises Lautaro, ponders the leadership of Luis Suarez, analyze Haaland and highlights the determination of Braithwaite.Talking to you and not talking about ‘nines’ would be strange. He could summarize the evolution of the center forward from his time as a player.Actually there are several positions that have undergone an evolution, in my opinion, for the better. For example, with the goalkeeper, with the qualities that a goalkeeper must have. With the wings and their projection and offensive ambition they have to have, and also with the center forward. In ‘9’ there has been a radical change, with more complete, skilled players, with qualities to associate and participate in the football circuit, both in completion and development. I think it has also been seen in England, which has been characterized by having rather big forwards, strong and with good aerial play, now they are looking for a little more dynamics and association. It is one of the evolutions that soccer has had and that, for me, has empowered the teams.Who were your reference ‘9s’?When I started to play more or less continuously, I really highlighted the game of Jürgen Klinsmann in Germany, I saw it with everything that I thought I could approach or copy, due to its physical characteristics and its movements. Later it evolved, but if I have to choose a ‘9’ to look for references, it would undoubtedly be KlinsmannTwo proper current names. One is Haaland, who is a revelation in European football with Borussia from Dortmund. What perception do you have of him?I think he is a very good footballer, not a project anymore. With a level to stand out in any of the leagues, but I think you have to consider that the German league has a different style from the Italian one, fundamentally, and also from the Spanish one. You have to see how it could be adapted to those situations. But he undoubtedly has great, very great potential as a footballer.The other is Lautaro Martínez, whom he knows perfectly and whom the environment of FC Barcelona places him as a star signing next season. What impression does Lautaro and its evolution give you?First, the prototype of the change of the center forward can be reflected in Agüero and also this boy, Lautaro, who has already demonstrated the qualities he has in Argentina, in Rácing and in the national team. I think he is the ideal player, the biotype he has as a footballer is the one that best suits Barcelona. It also has an advantage and it is that it has performed and had a very high level in the Italian league, which for me is one of the most competitive in the world; Any footballer who excels in the Italian league sees him trained to excel in any league in the world.Luis Suarez. Uruguayan. The great partner of Leo Messi. Has your absence taken away too much power from FC Barcelona?Not only is it noted by the football absence, what I also want to highlight about Suárez is that he sees himself as a leading person, exercising authority on the field and a commitment that is contagious towards his teammates and that brings out greater potential for the players. that are around him, mainly Messi. Unfortunately, this injury has prevented Barcelona from maintaining that line of play that he had demonstrated when he was there and hopefully when he returns he will come with the energy and physical and soccer condition that will allow him to demonstrate once again that he is fit to be the ‘9’ of Barcelona.You who know the dynamics of Barcelona very well, tell me what perception you have of Braithwaite, recently signed from Leganés in the winter market …last_img read more

Pelicans add free agent Tony Allen

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The 6-7 Webster, a 2005 draft choice by Portland, has not played in the NBA in two seasons. Sidetracked by injuries, he is attempting a comeback on a club in need of healthy wing players.Last month, Pelicans starting small forward Solomon Hill needed surgery to repair a hamstring tear that is expected to sideline him six to eight months. New Orleans then traded Quincy Pondexter to free up cash, leaving the 6-8 Darius Miller and 6-7 Jalen Jones as the only healthy true small forwards on the club.Webster last played in the NBA in the 2014-15 season, appearing in 32 games with Washington and averaging 3.3 points and 1.4 rebounds. He had career-high averages of 11.4 points and 3.9 rebounds with the Wizards in the 2012-13 season.The 25-year-old Jones also has not played in the NBA since the 2014-15 season, his third with Oklahoma City. He spent last season in the developmental NBA G League.Without guaranteed deals, Webster and Jones will have to make the team in training camp.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Martell Webster and Perry Jones also have agreed to terms on non-guaranteed contracts which are expected to become official next week, the person said. The addition of the 6-foot-4 Allen provides back-court depth as well as an option on the wing when using a smaller lineup. Allen also brings a reputation for defense dating back to when he helped the Boston Celtics win the 2008 NBA title. He has been named to the NBA all-defensive first team three times, most recently in 2015.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAllen has spent the past seven seasons with Memphis, mostly in a starting role. Last season, Allen averaged 9.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.6 steals.The 35-year-old Allen began his NBA career in 2004 when he was drafted 25th overall by Boston out of Oklahoma State. Winning start A costly, catty dispute finally settled Break new ground LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tony Allen. APMETAIRIE, La. — The Pelicans signed free-agent guard Tony Allen on Friday, and a pair of free-agent forwards also agreed to terms with New Orleans.Allen’s contract is worth $2.3 million for one year, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because financial terms have not been disclosed.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Lomachenko and Rigondeaux to meet Dec. 9 A costly, catty dispute finally settled MOST READlast_img read more

PQSJ Elects First Student Leadership

first_imgA four-team student leadership has been set-up at the Peter Quaqua School of Journalism (PQSJ) to lead student activities at the institution.The first student leadership came out of an election held on Friday, September 11 by some 40 trainees who turned out to vote on polling day.According to a release by MediaAid Foundation, those elected are, Gerald Koin-yeneh, President; Charles Lamadine, Vice President; Maresa Fahnbulleh, Secretary General; and Deborah Saah, Financial Secretary.Speaking to a cross-section of the trainees after the election, MediaAid Foundation’s Founder and Executive Director, Titus Tokpah, applauded both losers and winners, and urged them to work together for the advancement of the Peter Quaqua School of Journalism.Mr. Tokpah reminded the new student leadership of the high ethical standards on which the journalism training project is built, as such, the leadership must be responsible and accountable to all.Meanwhile, the President-elect Koin-yeneh, praised his colleagues for the election, and assured quality leadership following their induction.The student leadership will lead until December 2015, the period for the first graduating class.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fraud, Irregularity and Illegality in Elections: How much is too much? A comparison of…

first_imgIbrahim B. NyeiIbrahim Al-bakri NyeiOn September 1, 2017, the Supreme Court of Kenya defied popular expectations by declaring null and void the Kenyan Presidential elections of August 8, 2017 in which incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner by the Independent Electoral and Borders Commission (IEBC). The decision gave African opposition politicians, who have long sought justice through the courts relief but failed against ruling parties that allegedly rig or steal elections, renewed optimism. Before the September 2017 ruling, landmark contests against outcomes of presidential elections accused of being fraudulent had failed in Uganda (2016) and Ghana (2012), and Nigeria (2007).Three months after the ruling of the Supreme Court of Kenya, the Supreme Court of Liberia rejected a petition filed by four political parties, and ruled to uphold the outcome of the first round of the presidential election held October 10, 2017.The political reaction to the intervention of the two courts has been concerning. In Kenya, the judges were threatened by President Uhuru Kenyatta and labelled as “crooks”; while in Liberia – after the first ruling by the Court on November 6, 2017 prohibiting a run-off election before the parties’ complaints were adjudged by the National Elections Commission (NEC) outgoing President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf praised the parties for consistently seeking redress through the rule of law, but lamented that the country’s democracy was under assault, an apparent reference to the Stay Order imposed by the court.While the judgements of the courts epitomize the growing independence of the judiciary, the reactions of the two presidents symbolize the resentment of politicians to such independence, and their ever-present desire to cow and manipulate the judiciary.Crying Foul: Fraud, irregularity and illegality The complaints of the parties in Kenya and Liberia were based on the same fundamental principles: irregularity, illegality, and electoral fraud. Interestingly, in the case of Liberia, the ruling Unity Party was a part of those alleging fraud, a strange phenomenon in an African context.In Kenya the opposition petitioned the court for the third consecutive election, claiming that the electronic system set up to transmit results from the polling stations to the tally centers was hacked in favor of Uhuru Kenyatta and his Jubilee Party. Several claims of irregularity and illegality were also filed on grounds that the IEBC proceeded with the process without following laid downs rules in the constitution and electoral laws.For example they argued that during the final tally the IEBC admitted some unstamped result forms (34A) and this impacted the overall total. The opposition’s petition followed a marathon of court cases before the election, including an unsuccessful legal challenge against the IEBC on procurement practices, and acrimonious exchanges among the political actors in Kenya that involved violent clashes.In the end, the Supreme Court ruled that the IEBC did not conduct the election in accordance with the “dictates of the constitution and the applicable principles”. The court found no evidence of fraud, but by failing to comply with the constitution, the opposition’s argument of illegality and irregularity was accepted and the election therefore was an illegal election, thus rendering it “invalid, null and void”.In Liberia, when the complaining parties lost their petition for a rerun at both stages of the adjudication process at the National Elections Commission (NEC), they filed an appeal to the Supreme Court accusing the NEC of “violations of the constitution and election law, fraudulent acts and gross irregularities during the October 10, 2017 elections”.The ruling of the Supreme Court of Liberia, like that of Kenya, was equally stunning but in a different way. The Supreme Court of Liberia indeed found that there were irregularities, fraud, and violations of the election law, but denied the petition for a rerun of the entire election on grounds that the complainants “failed to show, however, that the evidence pervaded the entire spectrum of the elections throughout or in a considerably wide or most parts of the country”.Fraud, Irregularity and Illegality: How much is too much?By their rulings, the two Supreme Courts have brought into sharp focus the question of the overall validity of an election: what constitutes fraud, irregularity, and illegality; and what degree or threshold of fraud, irregularity or illegality is sufficient to question the credibility of an electoral process and its outcome, or to nullify it entirely. The ruling by the Liberian Supreme Court, in particular, has given more salience to the latter question.In a number reports, observer groups including the African Union, recognize these issues of irregularity and illegality in some cases, but consider them as isolated challenges that are  inconsequential when compared to the total number of votes.But for the United States Supreme Court, voter fraud, when identified and proven, “demonstrates that not only is the risk of voter fraud real but that it could affect the outcome of a close election.” Regardless of their spread or magnitude, a single incident, in the opinion of the US Supreme Court, is sufficient to sway the outcome of the votes in a closely contested election.Election UmpiresEqually important alongside these developments is the fact that the electoral cases in Kenya and Liberia have brought to the fore more pointedly, the salience of the role of a credible electoral management body in managing polls. Unlike the institutional arrangements in other countries where a separate national institution, such as a constitutional court (eg. Mali, Niger), an election tribunal (Nigeria) or a Supreme Court (Kenya) is tasked with arbitrating electoral disputes, in Liberia the electoral commission – in addition to being an election management body – is the ‘court’ of first instance, presiding over cases in which it is often the primary defendant.An aggrieved party in a Liberian election must seek redress first from the electoral commission before it can file an appeal to the Supreme Court – in the case of unsatisfactory ruling against a party – where final arbitration is done. This dual responsibility not only compromises justice, but strains the capacity of the electoral commission to properly fulfil its responsibilities of organizing, managing and delivering credible elections.While the courts in Kenya and Liberia have projected sufficient independence and demonstrated the relevance of the judiciary in electoral matters, they have exposed lapses in the electoral management bodies, particularly with the introduction of new technologies (software for transmitting results and electronic databases of the voter register) which became central to the disputes in both countries. Better electoral management, and greater transparency of the electoral cycle, including access to all systems and processes for all parties would enhance the credibility of elections and perhaps limit the need for parties to seek interventions from the courts.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Team Canada to begin week three of FIVB World Grand Prix

first_imgToday’s game against Cuba is at 2:40 p.m. local time. The game will be shown on tape delay on Sportsnet One at 8 p.m. tonight.The team will be looking for their second win over Argentina on Saturday. That game happens at 4:30 p.m. on Sportsnet One.Team Canada will close out the weekend with a game against Peru on Sunday on Sportsnet One at 2 p.m.- Advertisement -The schedule and TV coverage can be seen by clicking here.last_img

Local wrestlers advance to third round at CIF State wrestling championships

first_img2:15 p.m.Fourteen area wrestlers are still in position to win individual titles after advancing to the third round today at the CIF State Wrestling Championships in Bakersfield. Still alive in their respective divisions are Santa Fe’s Marcus Orona (119 pounds) and Lenny Romero (Heavyweight), Schurr’s Julian Zuniga (215), California’s Ruben Warr (130), Rosemead’s Anthony Gonzalez (Hwt.), Northview’s Steven De LA Fuente (140) and Oscar Molina (119), West Covina’s Taylor Louie (103), AJ Gaurdado (135) and Georgo Munoz (152), South Hills’ Thomas Williams (112), San Dimas’ Angel Garcia (119) and Diamond Bar’s Marcus Johnson (215). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Apartment explodes during fumigation

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The entire apartment building has been condemned until inspectors can determine the level of damage to the structure’s integrity, Middleton said. All the displaced residents found places to stay with friends or family, he added, so assistance from the Red Cross was not required. Robber hits video rental store NORWALK – A masked robber used a handgun to steal an unknown amount of cash and electronic equipment from a video rental store Friday, officials said. The crime was reported just before 5:30 p.m. at Hollywood Video, 10965 Firestone Blvd., said Norwalk sheriff’s Lt. Tommy Garcia. AZUSA – An explosion occurred in an apartment building Thursday when residents tried to fumigate their unit while still inside, officials said. Two adults and five children were inside the apartment at the time of the explosion, which was believed to have been sparked when the chemicals from several pesticide “foggers” reached a pilot light in a gas or stove, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. David Middleton. The incident was reported about 5:45 p.m. in a 4-unit apartment complex at 618 Glenfinnan Ave., Middleton said. The force of the blast blew out most of the apartment’s windows and lifted the ceiling from the walls, but no one was injured inside or outside of the affected apartment, said Middleton. A description of the suspect was not available, he said. In addition to money, the robber made off with merchandise, said Garcia. Before fleeing, Garcia added, the suspect reportedly told the employees of the store, “thank you.” No getaway vehicle was seen by witnesses, he said. San Dimas offers E-waste collection The city of San Dimas and its Chamber of Commerce are hosting an E-waste collection event. Residents and businesses from local cities can dispose of electronic waste for free. The event is today and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of San Dimas High School, 800 W. Covina Blvd. National forests to reopen Thursday LOS ANGELES – Three national forests closed for the past two weeks because of wildfires will reopen Thursday, officials said. Authorities warn that extreme fire risk remains, but much of the Angeles, Los Padres and San Bernardino national forests will be open once again to the public. Officials looked at the forest land as well as the current fire activity and determined they were safe to open again. In the Angeles National Forest, areas burned during the Ranch and Buckweed fires will remain closed so vegetation can grow. Tree trimmer pulled into chipper TUSTIN – An Orange County tree trimmer feeding branches into a wood chipper was pulled into the shredding machine and killed. The name of the worker is being withheld until relatives can be located. The Wednesday afternoon accident in Tustin is being investigated by the California Occupation and Safety Health Administration. Police called to the residential area just after 4 p.m. found the landscape worker’s body inside the wood chipper. It isn’t clear if the victim was a man or a woman. Thirty-one people were killed in wood chipper accidents between 1992 and 2002, according to a 2005 Journal of the American Medical Association report. Two pit bulls shot, killed by police LONG BEACH – Two pit bulls roaming an east Long Beach neighborhood were shot to death by Long Beach police officers responding to calls of a woman and her dog being attacked. The woman wasn’t hurt but her leashed dog was mauled by the pit bulls and taken to a veterinarian hospital for surgery. Sgt. Dina Zapalski says officers found the dogs in the front yard of a home midmorning Wednesday and they tried to corral the animals. But one of the pit bulls turned aggressively on one of the officers and both pit bulls were shot to death. Before officers arrived, several residents tried to stop the attack, including an elderly woman who beat one of the pit bulls with her cane. Parolee arrested, linked to ramming PICO RIVERA – Deputies arrested a parolee Thursday suspected of ramming a sheriff’s deputy with his car late last month at a motel parking lot in Santa Fe Springs, officials said. The suspect, a 21-year-old Norwalk man whose name was not immediately released, was captured shortly after 5:30 p.m. in the vicinity of Durfee Avenue and Beverly Boulevard, said Norwalk sheriff’s Detective Jerry Saba. Deputies had been surveilling the man while he was driving with two women in a green Mazda 626 when they decided to pull the car over, Saba said. The suspect jumped out of the car and ran, but was caught nearby, said Saba. The man was hospitalized with minor injuries, he added, and will soon be booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer. The two women in the car were also arrested on unrelated charges, Saba said. The original incident occurred on Oct. 30 in the parking lot of a Santa Fe Springs Motel 6, located in the 13400 block of Exelsior Drive, sheriff’s officials said. Deputies approached the suspect’s vehicle as the man allegedly backed up his car, striking a deputy and a squad car, officials said. The deputies were not injured, but fearing for their safety, one of them fired at the suspect’s car, said sheriff’s spokesman Hugo Macias. The suspect was not believed to have been struck by the gunfire, he added. Investigators found the vehicle used in the attack abandoned in the 12600 block of Zeus Avenue in Norwalk with bullet holes in it later that day, officials said. Since the suspect is a parolee, he will be held without bail, Saba said. – From staff and wire reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgEXCLUSIVE: A CON ARTIST who tricked dozens of Donegal investors out of their cash has referred to them as ‘turkeys’ and boasted: “They’ll never see a cent.”The brazen foreign national crook has bagged millions of euro in a get-rich-quick scam which is being investigated by the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation.Detectives have already raided rented premises in a number of towns in Donegal as part of extensive international investigations into the swindler. has been talking to a number of sources about how the fraudster operated his scam.He told cash investors they could get returns of up to 40% in a matter of months – and that he bought liquidated stock and companies and re-sold them at huge profit.The fact is that he just kept the cash. And now he is telling investors that if they want their money back, they should sue him.And he is also boasting: “They should have read the small print – the investment can go down as well as up.” But it is his brass-necked boasts – details of which have been passed to us – which will infuriate up to 90 out-of-pocket investors right across the county this morning.We are told that when he was asked if people would get their money back, he said: “There are no guarantees in this life. If they (the investors) think they can have their money back, then they are a bunch of turkeys.”One source told us: “He is wrapping himself up in legals. He is basically saying the investments didn’t work and that’s the end of it. If people want to sue him, they can go ahead. He doesn’t care.”Detectives however believe the balding roly-poly swindler has tried to pull off the ‘perfect crime’ – persuading people with hidden cash to invest and hoping they won’t report it to the authorities for fear of being investigated by the Revenue Commissioners.One investor who has lost a huge six figure sum told us last night: “My money was legitimate and all declared. In fact I took it out of the bank to give to that fat bastard. “If he thinks he can come here and pull the wool over my eyes, he had better think again. I can’t begin to tell you how angry people are.”We have been told that four cars loaded with investors has been looking for both the swindler and his sales people in recent days.The crook ran a so-called Ponzi scheme, similar to the one run in the USA by conman Bernard Madoff. He is serving 150 years behind bars for conning investors out of billions of dollars.The Donegal con is believed to have involved up to €10M. The crook is currently winding up all his business concerns both here and in Belfast.More to follow later….EXCLUSIVE: SHOCK CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM INVESTMENT SWINDLER – YOU’RE A BUNCH OF TURKEYS! was last modified: December 20th, 2010 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