Injured Waitress Sues Hotel for US$827K Damages

first_imgAiling Jenneh Dee and her lawyers leaving the courtroomJenneh Dee, a former employee of Mamba Point Hotel who in September 2015 filed a lawsuit against her employer for spinal injuries sustained as a result of the hotel’s negligence, yesterday testified in her US$827,125 lawsuit for damages at the Civil Law Court in Monrovia. Dee’s lawsuit is requesting that compensation of US$825,000 be paid for physical pain and US$2,125 for mental agony experienced by her as a direct result of the accident, which totaled US$827,125. According to Dee, she was serving customers, but had to use the bathroom in the upper part of the building. While there she fell on her back as a result of the wet floor, which was the result of water that continuously flowed from underneath the floor tiles. She said she subsequently injured her spine from the fall.In the injured worker’s testimony, she alleged that she was not just suffering from her injuries, but was subjected “to incontinence, shame, disgrace, embarrassment and mental anguish for the injury, pain, and discomfort and, as such, my lawsuit claims US$825,000 in general damages and US$2,125 special damages as the injury may decide.” She accused her employer of asking her to sign a general release for her to get some money for her medical treatment, because they were using the money as her nine (9) months pay, from April to December 2015, which she had worked for.“I refused to sign the document and the management told me that they were not going to give me any salary for my medical treatment,” Dee told the court. Before that, she alleged that her employer on January 15, 2016, invited her to a meeting where they requested her to bring all receipts and medical documents to verify the kinds of treatment she had been taking since September 2015. Dee also explained that after the accident, she was rushed to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Center where the nurses advised her to do an X-ray to determine the extent of her injury. At the hospital, the injured witness claimed she was put on medication by nurses there and since then she has being surviving on that medication. “As the result of my continuous pain, it is impossible to move my body or even walk,” Dee said weeping.She also claimed that she had informed her employer, through telephone, and her workmates about her worsening health condition. She alleged that after her employer realized that her condition had worsened, they requested her to remain home until she was well again. “My monthly salary was paid to me without any form of medical assistance, which salary I used to treat myself,” she told the court.Dee alleged that her employer asked her to go for further treatment at Medlink Clinic downtown, where foreign employees of the entity received medical treatment. “At Medlink, I met Dr, Robert Kpoto, who recommended an X-ray at SOS Clinic in Congo Town to determine the cause of my severe pains,” the witness alleged. The witness alleged that Kpoto, who is a bone specialist, requested her to undergo another test because of the extent of her spinal injury based on the X-ray.Dr. Kpoto, she claimed, also recommended that she should seek advanced treatment out of the country since her case could not be handled in the country. “To my great surprise, after the medical report was made available to my employer, they stopped paying my monthly salary, which I was using to treat myself,” the witness claimed. “This situation has created complete suffering and hardship for me since I am unable to move around by myself to obtain medication or provide for the family,” she claimed in her testimony.Dee said after that incident, she has been constrained to visit many hospitals for examination, for which she has spent over US$2,125. “When the general manager fell from the same steps they quickly flew him to Lebanon for treatment which made me to feel that that they were not concerned about my health, rather to see to it that I die or become paralyzed,” the witness said in tears.The case continues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Crystal Cup announces kid challenge in honour of Sid Davis

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Crystal Cup will honour longtime minor hockey coach Sid Davis with the 1st Annual Sid Davis Memorial Youth Pond Hockey Challenge.In a post on Facebook late Monday, Crystal Cup organizers announced the event for children between the ages of 5 and 18 will take place on the last day of the Crystal Cup, February 25, 2018.Davis passed away just before Christmas.  As soon as Davis and his family moved to Fort St. John, Sid joined the Fort St. John Minor Hockey Association and started coaching various teams.  According to FSJ Minor Hockey “, He was a players coach; once you had him, he was invested in you. He followed the players’ progress through their various divisions and teams. He would shoot a text of encouragement or suggestion for improvement. He was inspiring!”- Advertisement -Teams of five to eight from pre-novice to midget can join in the pond hockey tournament.Registration is now open for the Sid Davis Memorial Pond Hockey Challenge at Hard Edge Sports in the Pomeroy Sport Centre.  Registration is $50 per team.  All the details about the tournament will be posted at the Crystal Cup’s website www.thecrystalcup.ca.The 7th Annual Crystal Cup takes place February 23 to 25 out on Charlie Lake.  Registration for the other parts of the tournament is still underway.Advertisementlast_img read more

Riviera not so rough for Mickelson

first_imgPACIFIC PALISADES – Phil Mickelson and Padraig Harrington are bucking the very essence of Riviera Country Club. The storied course typically overwhelms those who have rarely walked its hallowed ground. Golfers who don’t know every inch of the 7,279-yard course pay the price with each errant shot. Mickelson eagled the 17th hole on his way to a 6-under 65 and Harrington shot a 3-under 68 Friday to remain in first on a perfectly sunny afternoon, in front of a gallery of 35,992. Charles Howell III is within striking distance, three shots back at 7-under after shooting a second-round 65. Harrington, Mickelson and Howell will make up today’s final group. The jet-setting Mickelson, who is flying to and from his home in San Diego between rounds, might not have his own course knowledge, but he consulted someone who does. Riviera member Amy Alcott, who lives off the sixth hole, gave him a refresher on the course. “Subtleties in the greens is one of the things we were talking about,” Mickelson said. “That was the biggest thing, how the greens break, the little nuances that you notice after years and years. (She said) gosh, every time somebody plays here for the first time, they always miss this putt a foot over here, stuff like that.” Mickelson sank a 14-foot, 10-inch putt for eagle to atone for making bogey after a missed 8-foot putt on the 16th. Riviera usually succumbs to someone like Corey Pavin, who has played here 23 times. Mickelson and Harrington are dominating Riviera even though tradition implies they shouldn’t. Mickelson hasn’t played the Nissan Open in five years, and Harrington has never played it, yet the two are co-leaders at 11-under par after two rounds. center_img “I really like the way I’m putting the ball in play,” Mickelson said. “It feels very easy.” It’s just not supposed to be that way. Harrington very much understands that. After his opening-round 63 Thursday, he said that someday the course would catch up to him. That wasn’t the case Friday, although he did make some novice mistakes. The ninth hole, which he parred, was an example. “I had two practice rounds, but you can’t cover all of the detail on it,” Harrington said. “I had a putt there on my last hole from the back edge of the green. I was guessing how much it was downwind, how fast this putt was. There was some shadows. It was really difficult to see it. And just not having any experience of hitting that putt. “At the end of the day, I did two-putt it, but it was definitely a lot there, an educated guess to help with putting.” Maybe Harrington had a miscue here or there, but he’s still playing great considering he’s so green out here. Mickelson was surprised to see that his first-round 66 was bettered by three strokes. He wasn’t surprised that Harrington was atop the leaderboard, though, despite his inexperience at Riviera. “Padraig is one of the best players in the world,” Mickelson said. “He is one of the steadiest players, he keeps the ball in play and he’s great with the putter. This is a perfect course for him. When you drive it well like he does, you can be aggressive with the irons, and that’s exactly what he’s doing. He’s just a great iron player. He is an all-around solid, solid player.” Retief Goosen, who’s playing in his first PGA Tour event of the year, aced the par-3 16th hole with a 7-iron. Sergio Garcia is four shots behind the leaders. He’s tied for fourth with Pat Perez, David Howell and Robert Allenby. But the two men of the hour are the ones whose course knowledge might not be up to par. That might change over the weekend, but for now, it’s just fine. “There will be pin positions that other guys will have played in the past, and be well aware of, and not short-sided themselves, whereas maybe my ignorance, at times, I will be able to go at those pins.” Ignorance is bliss at Riviera. Today’s tee times and pairings weren’t available because there was one player, George McNeill, who couldn’t putt on the ninth hole due to darkness. 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

Citrus’ Milligan throttles Pierce

first_imgMilligan retired the first 11 batters before giving up a walk to Domine in the fourth inning. She got the next batter to ground out to the shortstop to end the inning, and then struck out the side in the fifth inning. “She does put a lot of pressure on herself to do well,” Boxley said of Milligan. “She really has a heart of a champion.” Stratis and Denise Hernandez each went 1 for 3 with two RBIs for the Owls. Kristine Escujuri also went 1 for 3 and had one RBI. Jessica Alvarez came in to relieve Milligan in the sixth inning and gave up three hits in two innings of work. “Of course, I never like to be taken out,” Milligan said. “But I know that our other pitchers need to get some time in, too.” Citrus won its seventh consecutive game and improved to 10-2 overall and 3-0 in the conference. Pierce College lost its 11th consecutive game and dropped to 1-11, 0-3. The Owls’ next game will be Thursday at home against Oxnard. “We need to start pounding the ball,” Boxley said. “We have some really powerful hitters and we just need to get the ball in play. We really need to execute.” kim.swanson@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Owls started slowly as Brahmas pitcher Carmen Navarro had a no-hitter of her own through three innings. But Citrus came alive in the fourth inning on a string of hits started by Nicole Frusher. The Owls scored four runs in the inning to give Milligan a solid cushion for the win. GLENDORA – Corinne Milligan threw a no-hitter through five innings and struck out nine batters in Citrus College’s 5-0 victory over Pierce in Western State Conference, Southern Division play on Tuesday. “What most people don’t know is that it’s a daily occurrence for Corrine to pitch like that,” Owls coach Jackie Boxley said. “We would get worried if she didn’t.” center_img “I was confident that we were going to be able to give it to this team,” Milligan said. “I felt good. I like pitching the way I pitched. “I have a lot of confidence in my defense and our offense came alive and we were hitting the ball hard.” The Owls scored their fifth run in the bottom of fifth inning after Melanie Hansen reached base on one of two errors committed by Brahmas shortstop Jamie Domine. Hansen advanced to third on another error, this one by right fielder Adrianna Ramirez, and scored when Chrystal Stratis flied out to left field. “We had a long weekend,” Boxley said. “We went 5-0 in a tournament and sometimes it’s hard to get 100 percent fired up. It just took a little while to get our offense going.” last_img read more

MLB notes: Bonds is quiet on threats

first_imgThe 42-year-old Bonds, 22home runs from passing Hank Aaron’s career record of 755, told San Francisco’s KGO Radio on Tuesday that he has been receiving threats. “There’s a lot of times I want to say I’m sorry to some of the fans. You’re only strong to a point and then you get nervous,” Bonds told KGO during a 90-minute interview. “I’m kind of standoffish and stuff and you can’t really explain that. … I’m mostly gun-shy of what can happen. Once this is all over and done, whether I get lucky enough to do it or not, I’ll be able to release just a little bit of the anxiety and fear of what can happen. Marlins try to hook a fifth: With right-hander Josh Johnson sidelined by a sore arm, the Florida Marlins are auditioning candidates for a fifth starter to begin the season. Johnson has yet to throw from a mound during spring training, and the Marlins anticipate he won’t be ready for the start of the season April 2, manager Fredi Gonzalez said. Infirmary: Oakland outfielder Bobby Kielty needs arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and will be sidelined for three to six weeks. Center fielder Mark Kotsay also is out and underwent an MRI exam. He has a stiff back, a problem that affected him several times in 2006. … Chicago White Sox closer Bobby Jenks threw nine pitches in Chicago’s opening spring training game before being taken out against Colorado because of tightness in his right shoulder. He doesn’t expect to miss any game action. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Barry Bonds declined to elaborate Wednesday about death threats the San Francisco slugger says he is receiving. “We’re not going anywhere with that,” Bonds said while walking off the field following Wednesday’s workout at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Stadium. center_img “You don’t want anything to happen to yourself. You don’t want anything to happen to your family.” Bonds has been closely guarded by a Major League Baseball security official throughout spring training for the second straight year. The seven-time NL MVP is scheduled to play his first exhibition game Friday in Scottsdale against the Milwaukee Brewers. Cain, Giants close: The San Francisco Giants and right-hander Matt Cain were close to agreement on a four-year contract with an option for a fifth year. “It’s ongoing,” said Bobby Evans, the Giants’ director of player personnel. “It’s not finalized.” Cain’s contract will be comparable to the deal left-hander Noah Lowry received last spring: $9.25 million for the same number of years. last_img read more

Barca president admits to meeting Griezmann reps

first_img“We had conversations with his representative, as we have with other representatives,” Bartomeu told Catalan radio Rac1 on Monday.“This was last October, a meeting, nothing more. It should not give rise to speculation.”Griezmann has scored 30 goals in 51 games this season and can end the campaign by winning the Europa League, with Atletico up against Marseille in the final later this month.Any deal with Barcelona would place in further doubt the future of Ousmane Dembele, who has endured a difficult first season at the Camp Nou.Dembele joined Barca from Borussia Dortmund for 147 million euros last year and Bartomeu insists the 20-year-old will not be leaving this summer.“It’s not on the table,” Bartomeu said. “Dembele is one for the future and we expect a lot from him in the next few seasons.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has admitted he met with representatives of Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann in October © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSBARCELONA, Spain, May 7 – Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has admitted he met with representatives of Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann in October.Griezmann has indicated he wants his future decided before this summer’s World Cup after Barca were forced to deny in January they had already agreed a deal to sign the Frenchman.last_img read more

Family asks suspect for information

first_imgBurgess was arrested by Florida police last week on shoplifting charges, and was flown to California, where he faces a hearing Oct. 10 on felony charges of failing to register as a sex offender. “I hope this time Mr. Burgess decides to help us and put us out of this misery once and for all,” said Jou’s mother, Nili Jou, in a statement released Saturday by her attorney, Gloria Allred. Allred called a news conference to implore Burgess – who goes by the nickname “Sinjin” – to divulge anything he knows about the disappearance. “Mr. Burgess admits that he has information about Donna which he refuses to disclose unless prosecutors offer him immunity in the failure-to-register case,” Allred said. “We find this attempt to play `Let’s Make a Deal’ truly offensive because a young woman’s life is at stake.” The attorney said her clients deserve to know what happened to their daughter and said Burgess has a daughter and should show sympathy. DISAPPEARANCE: Man found in Florida may know something about missing woman. By City News Service A convicted sex offender has been extradited from Florida to Los Angeles on felony charges, and the mother of a missing Rancho Santa Margarita college student is imploring the man to explain what happened to her daughter. Donna Jou, a resident of south Orange County and student at San Diego State University, was last seen riding on John Steven Burgess’ motorcycle June 23. Police have identified Burgess as a suspect in the 19-year-old’s disappearance. Burgess had disappeared, clearing out of his apartment in West Los Angeles, shortly after the college student was reported missing. Orange County sheriff’s deputies say Burgess may have kept Jou confined for some time, and a cryptic instant message asking for help is the last time anyone heard from her. Burgess was arrested in Jacksonville, Fla., in July on suspicion of possessing crack cocaine. Although he made bail in that case, he was arrested last week on charges of shoplifting and carrying fake identification. Jou was last seen June 23 as she rode away from her mother’s house in Rancho Santa Margarita on the back of Burgess’ motorcycle. She was later seen at Burgess’ West L.A. home at a party, authorities have said. Investigators said Jou met Burgess on Craigslist, where Burgess used another man’s photo on the Web site. Jou swapped notes via the Internet with Burgess for about a month before meeting him in person, investigators said. In 2002, Burgess was convicted of three counts of battery and, the next year, he was convicted of performing a lewd act against a child. He was sentenced to 146 days in jail, placed on three years’ probation and required to register as a sex offender. Shortly after Jou’s disappearance, Los Angeles police found an abandoned tool box from Burgess’ truck about 11/2 miles from his rented home in Palms. The tool box contained a motorcycle helmet, a personalized license plate – SINJIN1 – as well as rope, a pair of gloves and a scrub brush, authorities said. Jou was taking summer classes at Santiago Canyon Community College in Orange when she disappeared. At San Diego State, she is an honors student with a 4.0 grade-point average.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

Demarai Gray urges club managers to give young English talent more opportunities

first_img1 The 20-year-old admitted his frustration at being a bit-part player Demarai Gray believes England’s young guns must be given more of a chance with their club sides as he revealed his frustration at Leicester.The 20-year-old scored the opener in Thursday’s 3-0 win over Poland as the England Under-21s reached the semi-finals of Euro 2017. It is the first time the Young Lions, who topped Group A in Poland, have reached the knockout stages of the competition since 2009.They have followed England Under-20s’ World Cup success earlier this month while the Under-17s reached the final of their European Championships in May.And Gray, who has made just 10 Premier League starts for the Foxes since joining from Birmingham 18 months ago, feels England’s rising stars deserve more faith.“Managers have to trust you and give you a chance. If they do we will have more English talent coming on show,” said Gray, part of the Leicester squad who won a shock Premier League title in 2016.“The way football is today, the way the game is changing all the time I think we can progress and see young players come through.“It is all about opportunities. Playing at first team level is how you progress the best. You learn about the real game. If opportunities are given you’ll see more of the youngsters coming through.“The young England generation has some very very good players. Hopefully there is opportunities given to all the lads coming up from Under-17 onwards. The future is bright for England.”Gray was Leicester’s most used substitute last season – coming off the bench 21 times – and has been linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium.And he admitted he has found his bit-part role tough, although he could play a bigger part if Riyad Mahrez leaves the Foxes this summer. “Yes,” he said when asked if he had anger inside of him. “I used this tournament last season to motivate me to show what I am capable of. As soon as I get a chance I want to have my best game.“I am hungry and want to make my mark. I want to express myself as much as I can. I don’t feel like I have been able to do that as much as I want.“Shakey (Craig Shakespeare, Leicester manager) has always been there for me at Leicester. He always spoke to me one on one. With him getting the job now I am happy with that and hopefully I will get more of an opportunity.”Gray set up Norwich’s Jacob Murphy for England’s second goal on Thursday before Lewis Baker wrapped up the win with a penalty after Jan Bednarek was sent off.England will play their semi-final on Tuesday but must wait until the group stage ends on Saturday to discover their opponent. Murphy has impressed for England this summer after scoring 10 goals in 41 appearances for Norwich last season and echoed Gray’s thoughts. “We’re a massive sporting country, our football stands out for itself, so we’ve got to keep putting our names out there, and doing well for English squads,” said the 22-year-old. “Norwich give young players a chance, and that’s what we need more of. That’s the only chance we’re going to get to develop young English talent if we’re playing them regularly.”last_img read more

GRASSLAND SHEEP PAYMENTS TO STAY: McHUGH

first_imgJoe McHugh TDDeputy Joe McHugh, T.D., following a meeting with the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine, Simon Coveney, has welcomed confirmation from the Minister that the payment of grassland sheep will continue under the new Rural Development Programme.This existing payment will be in addition to the single farm payment, said the Donegal TD.“I welcome the Minister’s confirmation that the grassland sheep payment will be protected under the new Rural Development Programme. I also raised the issue of penalties under the single farm payment digitisation system, arguing that natural woodlands, which are meant for cattle and horses, should not be excluded from the area based payment system. “In addition to this, I also raised the challenges in the bull beef market presently, where factories have begun closing their gates on 24 month old bulls. This is putting considerable pressure on beef farmers who are ready to sell finished animals. The Minister has agreed to raise this issue directly with the factories. I also highlighted that farmers who are selling to the factories are getting as low as €3.30 per kilo which is roughly €700 less than the price for a similar animal this time last year.“I congratulate the Minister on the recent Cap Pillar II funding negotiations, which have been very positive for the Agriculture sector in Ireland and specifically Co. Donegal. However, I want to emphasise the need to protect small holdings that are under considerable pressure at the moment.“I have been liaising closely with farmers in addressing the challenges they are facing and while I am encouraged by the recent developments, both through the CAP Pillar II funding but also through the positive response from the Minister, I feel we have to acknowledge that there are still serious challenges the farming industry faces in Donegal and I intend to work closely with farmers in addressing these challenges.”  GRASSLAND SHEEP PAYMENTS TO STAY: McHUGH was last modified: February 6th, 2014 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:Joe McHughSheep Paymentslast_img read more

Rapper to rally for row inmate

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FRANCISCO – Rapper Snoop Dogg will attend a rally Saturday outside San Quentin State Prison to support a former gang leader scheduled to be executed next month, according to an advocacy group.The former Crips member turned musician will be among thousands expected to protest the Dec. 13 execution of Stanley “Tookie” Williams, who was sentenced to death in 1981 for killing four people in two robberies, including a holdup at a convenience store in Whittier that left a clerk, Alan Owens, 22, dead.The rapper wanted to visit Williams, but his application for entry to the prison was denied, according to San Quentin spokesman Vernell Crittendon.“We were unable to provide him with a security clearance because of his arrest history,” he said.Before turning to music, Snoop Dogg spent time in prison for drug-related offenses. In 1993 he faced charges in connection with a drive-by shooting but was later cleared.During his years on death row, Williams has earned international acclaim for his children’s books urging kids to stay out of gangs, among other peace-preaching efforts.An award-winning cable television movie about Williams’ life, “Redemption: The Stan `Tookie’ Williams Story,” starring Jamie Foxx, also drew attention to his case.More than a dozen other rallies around the state are scheduled in the next few weeks supporting Williams, whose prison teachings have earned him several Nobel Prize nominations.The rallies include a documentary film screening about Williams in San Francisco, hosted by actor Danny Glover; a discussion led by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael; and a round-the-clock vigil outside the prison from Dec. 4 until the execution, when people from across the country are ex-pected to demonstrate.Saturday’s rally is scheduled for10 a.m. outside San Quentin’s gate, according to Death Penalty Focus, the group organizing the event.Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, once associated with the Crips, the infamous Los Angeles-area street gang that Williams co-founded.last_img