Melo appears in domestic violence court after receiving criminal mischief charge

first_img Published on June 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Syracuse sophomore center Fab Melo made his first appearance in Syracuse City Court’s domestic violence court Wednesday after receiving a misdemeanor criminal mischief charge in May. Melo and his defense lawyer Gary Sommer met with Assistant District Attorney Melinda McGunnigle and City Judge Stephen Dougherty in court this afternoon, according to a June 29 article in The Post-Standard. Melo is facing a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief after he was accused of breaking the turn signal on his then girlfriend’s car during an argument on May 30. Sommer informed Dougherty that Melo was in counseling, and McGunnigle asked the judge to remind Melo there was an order of protection directing him to have no contact with the victim. Dougherty also advised Melo to continue his counseling, according to the article. The brief meeting ended when Dougherty adjourned the case to Aug. 31. Melo was scheduled to appear in court twice earlier this month, but each of the previous appearances were postponed.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text [email protected]last_img read more


While waiting for Saturday: BiH vs. Belgium, the Memory on the first Duel 47 years ago

first_imgOn Saturday, at 6 PM, the National football team of BiH will play a decisive match in the qualifications for the World Cup in Russia. The opponent is the National team of Belgium who already won the finals in the World Cup.Fans of football in BiH are familiar with matches that our national team and Belgium played, but club duels were a lot more common. Considering the period of the former Yugoslavia, clubs from BiH and Belgium played seven duels (not counting Intertoto Cup).It is interesting to recall the first BiH-Belgium match that was played 47 years ago.Then, in the first round of the Cup of Fair Cities (the forerunner of the UEFA Cup) played Zeljeznicar and Anderlecht. The first match was played at Kosevo Stadium on September 2, 1970, in front of about 5,000 spectators, and it was much more than dramatic.Our team played in the composition: Radovic, Becirspahic, Bratic, Hrvat, Katalinski, Kadric, Spreco, Osim, Bukal, Mujkic and Bajic (Jankovic). In the 4th minute, Ivica scored against the goalkeeper Anderlecht Colasse, but Wilfried Puis scored as well before the break.In the continuation of the match, a real drama happened. Three goals were scored in three minutes: 2: 1 Spreco (58); 3: 1 Mujkic (59); 3: 2 Mulder (60). Wilfried Puis (82) and Reserve Gilbert Van Bimst (89) made a turn for the win of Anderlecht with 3: 4 in the last 10 minutes.The match in Brussels did not need the extra time because Swedish player Inge Ejderstedt scored two goals for the victory of Anderlecht 5: 4 and the total score 9: 7!(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more


Solid waste in Mabaruma posing health hazard – Regional Chairman

first_imgThe management of solid waste in Mabaruma, Region One (Barima-Waini), has gotten the attention of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), after health concerns were raised. Recently, the Agency was asked to view the garbage disposal site located at Kansville.Waste from the newly established town of Mabaruma is being dumped over a cliff, creating a potential environmental hazard.EPA Board Member, Dr Latchmin Punalall and Senior Environmental Officer of the EPA, Odessa Duncan, got a firsthand look at how solid waste is being disposed of in the region.Regional Chairman Brentnol Ashley said the objective of the visit was to try to improve the way the administration manages its solid waste.“This is what we call our dump site but it is not suitable and so the [Regional Democratic Council] RDC is trying to correct it to prevent any future health problems or health hazards which may cause residents to become ill. We are looking at developing a landfill site so that we will have a more efficient way of dealing with our solid waste within the region,” said Ashley.He admitted that it was the regional administration which took the initiative to make the area into a dump site, but now they realise the potential problems it may have on health and the environment.Regional Chairman Brentnol Ashley; EPA Board Member, Dr Latchmin Punalall; and Senior Environmental Officer of the EPA Odessa Duncan, visit the Kansville dump site at Mabaruma“The official site which was identified by the Environmental Protection Agency needs to be developed. The dump site is one that the region’s administration would have created last year when they found that residents and businesses were dumping their waste on house lots in a developing housing scheme at Kansville. So in an effort to correct that, we would have done some work like grading the area so that it could become a dump site for the time being, but right now it is going out of control so we are trying to ensure that it is corrected before any major problems,” Ashley said.Meanwhile, a landfill site had been identified about 200 meters from the current dump site, but it is located less than 400 meters from where a housing scheme is located.This was one of the concerns of both Dr Punalall and Duncan.Ashley explained that the site was proposed and approved by the EPA before the scheme was developed but the site was never used.The EPA is exploring the possibility of approving a section of land in the same community to be developed but is waiting on a proposal from the RDC as they look at the way forward.last_img read more