Ramona man facing prison for selling heroin that led to fatal overdose

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: June 25, 2019 Ramona man facing prison for selling heroin that led to fatal overdose June 25, 2019 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO ( KUSI) – A Ramona man is facing at least 20 years in federal prison for selling heroin that resulted in a 23-year-old man’s fatal overdose, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.Maxwell Joseph Gaffney, 25, was convicted late Monday of distribution of heroin resulting in death in connection with the Feb. 17, 2017, death of Kyle J. Rodriguez.Text messages and emails presented at trial showed that Gaffney sold about half a gram of black tar heroin to Rodriguez just hours before his girlfriend found him collapsed in the bathroom of his parents’ Ramona home.Rodriguez was instructed by Gaffney via text to leave money for the drugs inside Gaffney’s mailbox, according to prosecutors.Despite his problems with addiction, prosecutors said Rodriguez had achieved “months of sobriety” prior to his death, as confirmed by regular random drug screenings.Gaffney’s attorneys argued that Rodriguez had another source of heroin that supplied him with the fatal dose, though prosecutors said no such other supplier could be found through a search of Rodriguez’s cell phone.A federal jury convicted Gaffney after about two hours of deliberations, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.He’s slated to be sentenced Sept. 23.“These purveyors of poisons are killing our citizens and tearing apart the fabric of our families,” U.S. Attorney Robert Brewer said. “We must continue to combat the opioid crisis by every possible means at our disposal.” KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

WHS CATS To Hold Fundraiser At Panera Bread On September 28

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA – Looking for an excuse to eat out?The WHS Choral and Theatre Support Group (WHS CATS) is holding a Fundraiser at Wilmington’s Panera Bread (228 Main Street, Wilmington Plaza) this Friday, September 28, from 11am to 8pm.Print and bring the flyer below and 10%-20% of your bill will benefit the WHS CATS mission to provide scholarships to graduating seniors as well as supplementary funding, as needed, to the WHS Lamplighters Drama Guild, WHS SoundScape a cappella, WHS Chorus, and WHS One Minute Too Many Improv Troupe.Panera Gift Cards are excluded from the event.Have a question? Email Wilmington.C.A.T.S.Parents@gmail.com.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS Class of 2022 To Hold Fundraiser At Panera Bread On May 21In “Community”WHS CATS To Hold Fundraiser At Panera Bread On May 10In “Community”WHS CATS To Hold Fundraiser At Panera Bread On January 18In “Community”last_img read more

Etihad conditions set speed bumps for debtladen Jets resolution plan

first_imgTime is running out for the troubled Naresh Goyal-promoted private airline Jet Airways as the interim funding plans that could validate the debt resolution plan has hit fresh turbulence.Jet’s strategic partner Etihad Airways reportedly set stiff conditions for backing the resolution for converting debt into equity at an extraordinary general meeting last week. The indifference of Abu Dhabi-based United Arab Emirates (UAE) national carrier that holds 24 percent stake in the debt-laden Indian carrier could delay a deal to bail out Jet, cobbled together by a State Bank of India (SBI)-led consortium of lenders. Further delay in implementing the debt resolution plan will push Jet further into the problem with its creditors and affect its daily operations.A final decision on a proposal from the consortium to lend another Rs 500-crore to the ailing airline is pending, according to media reports. The lenders may also seek additional securities, including share pledges or guarantees from promoters for sanctioning the loan, media reports say.On February 21, the airline’s shareholders approved five enabling resolutions to convert its debt into equity, appoint lenders’ nominees on the board, and increase the authorised share capital of the company, according to a report in Business Standard.The EGM passed the resolution with the support of about 97 percent of the shareholders though Etihad abstained from voting, the website said citing unnamed sources. According to them, Etihad is waiting for clarity on the funding from the SBI and the state-owned National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF). The Gulf carrier has been pushing for SBI and the NIIF to own 51 percent by investing an additional Rs 2,200 crore.Etihad’s demand for a right of first refusal (RoFR) after one year is apparently a sticking point with the SBI for resolving the issue. The Gulf-based carrier also wants the SBI to get a confirmation from market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) that the right, if exercised, would not trigger the mandatory open offer, the report says. However, Sebi norms make it mandatory for investors to make an open offer to shareholders if their shareholding goes beyond a threshold. According to reports, Etihad will bring in further capital under the bank-led resolution plan that seeks to bridge an Rs 8,500-crore gap.However, lenders’ sources said they would be meeting shortly for converting part debt into equity and other elements of the resolution plan.Sources with direct knowledge of the negotiations have rejected reports that the SBI is planning to move insolvency proceedings against Jet before the National Company Law Tribunal as the airline’s daily operations get more and more hampered, imperilling its financial and operational viability.The Jet pilots have threatened to keep off the cockpits if they are not paid before March 1, further complicating the matter for the beleaguered airline, according to a report.last_img read more

McDonalds halal meat sparks row on Twitter netizens threaten to boycott food

first_imgSharia compliance? Why McDonald’s Why? Jhatka is the new thing! Should have gone with Jhatka meat McDonald’s is facing severe criticism over their tweet for serving halal meat.Getty images- Justin Sullivan / StaffThe fast-food chain McDonald’s has got itself tangled in a religious matter and is being grilled on social media after they tweeted to one of its customers saying that the chain only serves “halal meat”.”All our restaurants have HALAL certificates. You can ask the respective restaurant Managers to show you the certificate for your satisfaction and confirmation,” tweeted McDonald’s India. The tweet has sparked a lot of controversies by several sects of people that it became a trending topic on Twitter.This tweet from McDonald’s India came as a response to another Twitter user’s (hibailyas89) query On Thursday, August 22. The user asked McDonald’s whether their restaurants in India have a halal certificate.McDonald’s is facing severe criticism over their tweet for serving halal meat that several netizens have started a social media campaign for boycotting the restaurant chain. #BoycottMcDonalds has become a major trend on Twitter where social media users have called out McDonald’s for serving halal meat in a country, where the Muslim population is a minority.Many people have also come up asking for Jhatka (Chatka) meat rather than having halal meat. Jhatka is the meat from an animal killed instantaneously, such as by a sword or axe to sever the head and is associated with this kind of animal slaughter in the Hindu and Sikh traditions.Here’s how Twitterati reacted:-Forcefully Halal?last_img read more

UNOs arrest stuns PM HT Imam

first_imgHT Imam. File PhotoPrime minister’s adviser HT Imam has claimed that the arrest of Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) for Barguna sadar upazila Gazi Tariq Salman over distortion of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s portrait has stunned prime minister Sheikh Hasina.The prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s political adviser made the claim in an interview with the BBC Bangla on Thursday night. The BBC Bangla has also come up with an article based on that interview in its online version.The BBC Bangla online quoted HT Imam as saying, “We all – all the officials at the Prime Minister’s Office – were astonished to see the arrest of the UNO. He who has filed the case [against the UNO] has done a very distasteful act.”According to HT Imam, he immediately showed the prime minister the picture of the arrest of the UNO and the prime minister became astonished by seeing the photo.HT Imam told the BBC Bangla that the prime minister has rather said the UNO has done a very good job by arranging the painting competition among the school children.“The portrait is in front of me. There has been no distortion in the portrait. The portrait rather deserves reward and this officer should be awarded,” prime minister was quoted as saying by Imam in BBC Bangla.Imam said prime minister Hasina condemned whatever is being done to the UNO centring the portrait.HT Imam held Barisal district’s deputy commissioner (DC) and assistant police super (ASP) responsible for the arrest of the UNO. “Maybe, we should take action against them,” he added.Ruling Bangladesh Awami League’s (AL) Barisal district religious affairs secretary and president of Barisal Lawyers’ Association Obaidullah Saju filed a Tk 5 crore deformation case last month against Tariq Salman after he printed the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, painted by a child, on an invitation card.The case was readily accepted and he was arrested.last_img read more

Satellites discover lost Egyptian pyramids

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — In a new documentary soon to air on BBC, space archaeologist Sarah Parcak from the University of Alabama in Birmingham shares her recent discovery in the relatively new field of space archaeology. With the use of satellites and infra-red imaging, Parcak and her team have discovered 17 lost pyramids, over 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements in Egypt. More information: BBC This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. A view of the pyramids at Giza from the plateau to the south of the complex. Image: Ricardo Liberato/Wikipedia Egypt: New find shows slaves didn’t build pyramids (Update) Explore further © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: Satellites discover lost Egyptian pyramids (2011, May 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-05-satellites-lost-egyptian-pyramids.html Using NASA satellites orbiting 435 miles above Earth that were equipped with cameras capable of pinpointing objects less than three feet in diameter on the Earth’s surface, Parcak and her team were able to identify materials that where just under the Earth’s surface.Because ancient Egyptians built their homes and structures, including pyramids, out of mud brick, it is much denser than the sand that has covered it over time. The infra-red camera was able to highlight these areas and locate the structures. In the area of Saqqara, Parcak had identified what she thought to be two potential pyramids. The documentary covers her journey to this area where local archaeologists began test excavations to test her findings. The pyramids were discovered and it is now believed to be one of the most important finds in Egypt.Parcak visited another location in Tanis where here imagery had located a 3,000-year-old house. Excavation revealed the house and the measurements almost perfectly matched what was shown in the images.The findings of actual sites gave validation to Parcak and her technology and she hopes to use it to locate many more sites in the future. Egyptian authorities hope to use the technology to aid in the protection of their national antiquities. With the recent revolution, looting has become a problem and the ability to compare images through time will allow them to alert Interpol to be on the watch for particular antiquities that could be out on the market for sale.last_img read more