City businessman Mohamed Din has been charged for threatening behaviour; to wit, pointing his firearm at a man with whom he had had a confrontation. He appeared on Friday before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly and pleaded not guilty to the charge after it was read to him by the magistrate. The charge stated that on July 10, 2018, while being a licensed firearm holder, he pointed his firearm at Patrick Williams. Din told the court that he and Williams were involved in a minor motor vehicle accident, and Williams got out of his car and knocked on his vehicle window. Din contends that he placed his hand on his firearm, which was in the middle compartment of his vehicle, because he was scared. He noted that the altercation happened in the Albouystown area, which he described as where a lot of crimes occur. After listening to Din’s explanation, Magistrate Daly placed him on bail in the sum of $10,000, and adjourned the matter to July 16.
The latest worker ratification involves almost 3,200 support staff in eight districts who have signed agreements with the B.C. government, giving them a 5.5 per cent wage increase over five years. This is another public sector contract that allows for more compensation if the provincial economy exceeds the annual forecast set out by the Economic Forecast Council in the four years prior to the deal’s expiration date.The support workers will also get reimbursed within 30 days of ratification for scheduled time not paid during the months-long teachers’ strike, which began in June and just ended late last week.- Advertisement –
Roberto Martinez insists Everton will relish playing in the Europa League this season.For many managers, the competition is viewed as an unwanted distraction, but not for Martinez, who is adamant the Toffees have a big enough squad to juggle European and domestic commitments.Everton welcome Wolfsburg to Goodison Park on Thursday night in their first group game, and Martinez told talkSPORT ahead of the tie he is taking the competition seriously.“Coming back to European competition is what we want and what we worked extremely hard for last season. Everyone is excited at Goodison,” said the Spaniard, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“It is 52 years the first time we were involved in European competition so that shows you the history and how important it is for Everton be in European competitions again, and we are looking forward to it.“The squad is big enough. The younger players we produce at the club are ready to help the team. It is something that we embrace.“We want to change the mentality. If you want to cope with a lot of games in a short period of time it is more a mental thing.“We need to develop that winning mentality, we need to develop that desire to be in different competitions. I don’t see it as a problem at all. “You are going to get little periods where players need to recover and need rotating, but I feel this squad is big enough in numbers, big enough in experience and well balanced.”