by: Peter StrozniakIt took federal prosecutors in Georgia three years to charge and convict a former operations manager who manipulated an accounting system to steal nearly $500,000 from Georgia Power Valdosta Federal Credit Union.U.S. District Court Judge Hugh Lawson in Valdosta, Ga. sentenced Kelly Yawn, 32, on March 25 to 41 months in federal prison for bank fraud and filing false federal tax returns.Judge Lawson also ordered Yawn to pay restitution totaling $628,539 to the fraud victims. He also ordered her to pay $139,865 in back taxes to the IRS on the stolen money she failed to report on her federal income tax returns from 2008 to 2011, according to court documents. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Ruby Walsh felt the lack of experience in an ultra-competitive contest such as the Hennessy Gold Cup contributed to Djakadam’s downfall in the Newbury feature last Saturday. “I was a little bit disappointed initially and then when I thought about it, I wasn’t that disappointed,” Walsh told Racing UK. “I’d just say he wasn’t battle-hardened enough. It was his first run of the season, he hasn’t got many miles on the clock. “He travelled well, he jumped well. I thought going to the cross fence I had a great chance. He just got tired going into the straight and then started to run on again and then he missed the second last, but the race was over at that stage. “I’m sure he’ll improve a lot for it. “When you’re at that level of a race, you probably do need miles on the clock. As a five-year-old, he just wasn’t battle hard enough for it. “I’ve not discussed it with Willie yet. He’s off a mark of 142, it will be hard to step him into a Grade One. “He needs to show he’s better than that to warrant a place in a Grade One. I imagine Willie will find a race for him somewhere along the way. He’ll be a lot better for the run.” Press Association The five-year-old was sent off 5-1 favourite for what was only his fourth run over fences. Though he briefly flattered, he eventually finished eighth behind Many Clouds. Djakadam won a four-runner Grade Two novice chase at Leopardstown in January, but Walsh believes the Willie Mullins-trained gelding has not yet earned his place at the top table.
For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights New Delhi: The ICC Cricket World Cup warm-up games between Pakistan and Bangladesh at Cardiff, as well as the game between West Indies and South Africa from Bristol, was affected by rain. While Pakistan vs Bangladesh match was abandoned without a ball being bowled, the match in Bristol between West Indies and South Africa saw some action but after two rain breaks, the game was declared a no-result. The abandonment of Pakistan vs Bangladesh game is a blow to Sarfraz Ahmed’s side, who head into the World Cup having lost nine out of 10 games and losing their only other warm-up game to Afghanistan by three wickets.In the other warm-up game at Bristol, West Indies inserted South Africa into bat but the Proteas started well with Hashim Amla, who had hit a fifty in the game against Sri Lanka, smashing two boundaries in the first over bowled by Jason Holder. Quinton de Kock, who was rested for the previous game, got going with a four off Sheldon Cottrell and both batsmen started well. The left-hander looked in great touch with two boundaries off Cottrell in the sixth over. However, the rain arrived during the ninth over and after a 50-minute halt, play resumed. However, after seven balls, the rain returned again and this time the delay was longer. When play resumed after over two hours, the match was reduced to 31-overs-per-side. Amla continued his great form and he got to his second fifty by cutting Oshane Thomas over the third man fence for a six and then getting an inside edge that raced away to the fine leg fence. De Kock looked ominous but the match was interrupted by rain yet again and the umpires decided to call the game off.South Africa’s warm-up games are done and they will start their World Cup campaign on the opening day when they take on England on May 30 at The Oval. West Indies will take on New Zealand at Bristol in the final warm-up game. The next two games will see England take on Afghanistan at The Oval followed by Australia taking on Sri Lanka at Southampton. South Africa will take on England in the ICC Cricket World Cup opener.West Indies will play one warm-up game against New Zealand.Pakistan will open their World Cup campaign against West Indies.
Football representation of B&H at the friendly match in Guaruja won over the young team U-21 of Brazilian first league Santos with the result 5:1.Vedad Ibišević (41., 45.) scored two goals and Izet Hajrović (34.), Senad Lučić (62.) and Edin Višća (78.) scored one goal each. Joao Igor (90.) from the Santos team scored one goal.The coach Safet Sušić for the match with Santos did a combining composition. Džeko, Spahić, Pjanić and Bešić were not in the team.This was the last test for B&H representation before the World Championship and the match of the first round against Argentina on Sunday.(Source: Fena)
GARDAI are following a definite line of inquiry in their investigation into vandalism on the Donegal Bay Waterbus, Donegal Daily has learned.Officers have now positively identified two men caught on CCTV as they tampered with the boat’s expensive electrical system around 6am on Monday.Sean Quinn, the chief executive of the tourism venture, published pictures and the footage yesterday after giving the suspects two days to hand themselves over to Gardai and apologise. We have learned that both suspects are from Donegal and have been identified by Gardai.“The footage from the CCTV cameras was excellent,” said one Garda source.“We are now following a definite line of inquiry in this case.”It’s understood arrests in the case could come in the next few days. The men have come forward to the boat’s owners who have demanded compensation for the damage which was done. Earlier Mr Quinn had defended his decision to publish the pictures and criticised trolls who posted comments attacking the move.“Would you find it amusing if all of a sudden the steering failed as your parents, brothers sisters etc drove down the road… think about that. We are sure you wouldn’t be tweeting or messaging in the same light hearted ‘comical’ way,” he said.“We would ask those who suggested that this was a publicity stunt to please ‘Unlike’ our page straight away. The Crew here do not appreciate your presence,” he added. GARDAI ‘FOLLOWING DEFINITE LINE OF INQUIRY’ IN WATERBUS INVESTIGATION was last modified: August 9th, 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:CCTVdonegal bay waterbusdonegal daily newsvandals