first_img62, of Brick passed away on, September 5, 2017 at Ocean Medical Center in Brick. Philip was born and raised in Bayonne and has resided at the Jersey Shore for many years. Mr. Sharkey worked for many years at the Hess Oil Refinery in Perth Amboy before retiring in 2011. Mr. Sharkey was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Doris Sharkey; and by his brother, Neil Sharkey. Surviving are his brother, Joseph Sharkey and his wife, Susan; nephews, Shawn Sharkey and his wife, Kristy and Joseph Sharkey; nieces, Christina Sharkey and her husband, Brian Brown and Lauren Rose and her husband, Pat. He also leaves a great nephew, Jack Rose. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the St. Jude’s Children Research Foundation. Funeral arrangements of O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Rd., Brick.last_img read more

Family home in Manly a versatile entertainer

first_imgThe upstairs living area opens to the back balcony“We did have two teenagers living at home and the downstairs lounge area enabled them to have their own living area and we had our own living area upstairs,” he said. And being walking distance to Manly Village, the train station and the ocean was also handy for the teens. But now that Mr and Mrs Laurendet’s children have left home, it’s time for the couple to downsize. Mr Laurendet said he would miss the friendly neighbours and community. The property is being marketed by Sandra Greaves from Belle Property Manly for offers over $845,000. The home at 137 Mountjoy Tce, ManlyTHIS fully-renovated home is a short stroll from Manly Village and the Esplanade. Sandra and Mark Laurendet bought the home at 137 Mountjoy Tce in 2003 and gave it a complete makeover. “We basically stripped the inside, reconfigured it and refitted it out,” Mr Laurendet said. “The balcony is no longer enclosed and it has the views of the water.”On the ground floor there are two bedrooms, with a built-in robe in one, a study, family bathroom with tub and shower, and a laundry. The big family room flows out to the back patio and fenced back yard. The downstairs living area would make for a good teenagers’ retreatThe master bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite is upstairs, separate from the other bedrooms. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Also on this level, there is a dining room, lounge area, kitchen and powder room.The kitchen has a crisp white colour scheme, stainless steel oven with a gas cooktop and rangehood, and plenty of bench and cupboard space. The upstairs lounge area also has sliding doors that open to the balcony with ocean views. Mr Laurendet said the multiple living and outdoor areas made the home perfect for entertaining.And the separate parents’ and teenagers’ retreats made for functional family living. last_img read more

Victim’s cousin gets emotional in court while testifying

first_img Sharing is caring! Court gavel. Photo credit: lazytechguys.comIn day one of the trial into the death of Charlesworth Christopher junior on Monday, his twenty-one (21) year old cousin who witnessed the incident broke down in tears on the witness stand.Stebin Valentine is on trial for manslaughter of Christopher which occurred about 1:30 am on the 30th of August, 2009 in Portsmouth.Ashton Joseph of Portsmouth testified that he was standing on the western side of the road outside his cousin’s house, after coming from a party with Valentine, awaiting a friend to bring him his mobile phone.Christopher was sitting on a step outside his house along with Kadisha Peter, Francine Sango, Kevin Nathan and Stebin Valentine. He said, his cousin and Valentine were having a conversation about 6 feet away from where he was standing and he could not hear what they were speaking about. However, he heard Junior said, “let me see it” which “caught his attention”.“I just looked in their direction, after he [Christopher] said let me see it. I saw Stebin taking out something from the side of his waist and while showing it to him, there was a loud explosion and sparks fly. It was like a gunshot,” he said.He described a black gun, about six inches, using his index fingers to demonstrate how big it appeared to him.After the loud explosion, the witness said he saw his cousin “with his hands stretching and going back” and he fell to the ground on his side.“After my cousin hit the ground, Valentine stood up from the step he was sitting on and he said, “boy look at what I do, look at what I do. I running home” and he was holding the gun and looking at Christopher,” Joseph said tearfully.Junior’s mother; Laurencia Laville, who was present in court was also in tears. Joseph continued that Valentine “dashed out” towards the neighbor’s hedges towards Cabrits but he remained on the scene in shock.Then he went to his cousin’s side and noticed that blood was coming from above his left eye and a “white stuff” was coming from his mouth but he never spoke.Faustin Alexis of Portsmouth, who is also Christopher’s cousin and neighbor, said, “About 2am I was at my home on my bed reading my bible with my girlfriend Sheila Dumas. I heard a noise which sounded like a Christmas bomb or a fire crack coming from the south”.Initially when he heard the noise he did not do anything, however when he heard someone crying, his girlfriend spoke to him and he “put on a boxer shorts and I looked and saw Laurencia holding the deceased on the side of the road with a bath towel and she was crying”.He then went to his vehicle, after he had a conversation with a guy named Khalil, started it and transported Junior to the Portsmouth hospital, where he noticed blood coming from his head and he was shaking, and assisted in putting Christopher on a stretcher.Dr. Carl Monroe, a registered medical officer, testified that he examined Junior’s body about 3:15am at the accident and emergency department of the Princess Margaret Hospital.According to his evidence, Junior had a bullet wound about .05cm to his forehead, there was bloody secretions coming from his mouth and he was gasping for breath.He attempted to stabilize him “by setting up oxygen and IV lines however he was not responsive” therefore he attempted CPR which was to no avail.Monroe revealed under cross examination that he also used stimuli; which he explained to be applying painful pressure to one’s body, to resuscitate him but there was no response.He pronounced Christopher dead at 3:30am and the body was transported to the morgue to facilitate an autopsy.Christopher was twenty-two (22) years old at the time of his death.Dominica Vibes News Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Share 80 Views   6 comments LocalNews Victim’s cousin gets emotional in court while testifying by: – July 2, 2012last_img read more

Aussies fight back with two late wickets to restrict England

first_imgBy Ian RansomBRISBANE, Australia (Reuters) – Australia fought back with two late wickets to restrict England to 196 for four and leave the Ashes series-opener delicately poised yesterday after the tourists’ unheralded batsmen threatened to dominate an intriguing first day.Ashes debutants Mark Stoneman and James Vince had frustrated Australia’s vaunted pace attack with a 125-run partnership on a surprisingly slow Gabba wicket, but seamer Pat Cummins hauled the home side back into the game.The young paceman broke the stand by bowling Stoneman for 53 in the last over before tea then returned to capture England captain Joe Root lbw for 15 in the final session.In-between, off-spinner Nathan Lyon denied Vince a potentially career-defining century, with a brilliant piece of fielding, running him out for 83 after the batsman had put in nearly four hours of painstaking graft.Rookie batsman Dawid Malan did well to negotiate a nervy finish and was 28 not out at stumps, with all-rounder Moeen Ali unbeaten on 13 at the other end.“I think it’s pretty evenly poised,” Cummins, who took 2-59 on his first day of Test cricket on home soil, told reporters.“Obviously they batted the whole day but didn’t really get away from us.”Having won the toss, England would have been buoyed by the performance of rookies Vince and Stoneman but tempered by the disappointment that neither could go on to a post bigger score.Stoneman was bowled four balls short of the relief of tea, while Vince was out making a needless dash for a single.Vince’s wicket seemed like a turning point and though Root dug in for 50 balls, he was out lbw by a scorching delivery from Cummins, the wicket awarded after home captain Steve Smith demanded a review of Marais Erasmus’s not-out decision.Australia lost a review in the final over trying to remove Malan lbw off paceman Mitchell Starc before play was halted due to poor light.DROPPED CATCH Vince, England’s surprise selection at number three, brought up his maiden 50 in his eighth Test, having never before surpassed 42 in his previous seven matches.“The first hour tomorrow will dictate how the rest of the day goes and if we can get through that without too much damage and Mo (Moeen) can score quickly, Jonny (Bairstow) has to come in,” Vince told reporters.“The more overs their bowlers bowl then the easier the scoring will become.”Stoneman raised his half-century with a streaky edge off Cummins, the ball falling short of second slip before racing off for two, leaving fielder Peter Handscomb pounding the turf in frustration.Worse was to come for the hosts in the following over as recalled wicketkeeper Tim Paine, in his first Test for seven years, dropped Vince when he nicked Lyon behind on 68.Not even the first-choice keeper for his home state Tasmania, Paine had taken state team mate Matthew Wade’s place in the Test squad in a controversial selection, and the miss saw his captain fling his head back in exasperation.While the pitch started with a green tinge, Smith said he, too, would have batted first as his fast men laboured to extract pace and movement for much of the day.The exception was a peach of a delivery from Starc in the morning which removed Alastair Cook for two, kissing the outside edge on the way to Handscomb in the slips.Smith earlier confirmed opener David Warner and Shaun Marsh would play after they suffered neck and back strains in recent days.ENGLAND 1st innings A. Cook c Handscomb b Starc 2M. Stoneman b Cummins 53J. Vince run-out (N. Lyon) 83J. Root lbw b Cummins 15D. Malan not out 28M. Ali not out 13Extras: (b-1, nb-1) 2Total: (for 4 wickets, 80.3 overs) 196Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-127, 3-145, 4-163.Bowling: M. Starc 19.3-4-45-1 (nb-1) J. Hazlewood 18-4-51-0, P. Cummins 19-6-59-2, N. Lyon 24-9-40-0.last_img read more