Vendor charged for $1.4M gold heist

first_imgA 31-year-old vendor was on Thursday hauled before the courts to answer to a charge of robbery after more than $1 million worth of gold jewellery was stolen.Leonard Farley, of Lot 3 Grove Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD), denied the charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Judy Latchman.The court heard that Farley on September 29, 2018 at Black and White Bridge ,Tucville, East La Penitence while being armed with a knife robbed Wayne Brakes of four gold chains valued $664,000, eight gold chains $600,000 and a gold band valued $205,000, a total value of $1,469,000.Defence Attorney George Thomas informed the court that his client was nowhere near the area when the incident occurred and as such, made an application for bail to be granted in a reasonable sum.However, Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman remanded him to prison until October 10, 2018.last_img read more

Training is fundamental to military service – President

first_imgOver 50 new ranks attached to the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) were administered their oath and presented with Instruments of Commission in the presence of their Commander in Chief, President David Granger on Thursday.President David Granger and senior ranks of the GDF pose for a photo with new ranks from the Standard Officers Course 50The newly inducted ranks promised to uphold true faith and allegiance to the State in the presence of senior security officials.This year, 28 officers successfully completed the Standard Officers Course 50, three of which were members of the Belize Defence Force and one from the Guyana Prison Service. In addition, 27 individuals, including six females, completed the Reserve Officers Course 16.They were promoted to Second Lieutenants, while three overseas-trained personnel were also recognized as Lieutenants.A simple ceremony at the Baridi Benab, State House, Main Street, Georgetown saw the new Second Lieutenants and Lieutenants being charged by the Head of State. During his remarks, the President remembered some instances where the Force successfully defended Guyana’s territory. This he said, is due to the competence of the GDF in its entirety.“The suppression of the Rupununi Rebellion and the defence of the New River Zone fifty years ago in 1969 exemplified the Guyana Defence Force’s military proficiency. Today, we celebrate the Force’s operational capabilities, which were based on supreme courage, superior organisation and superb training,” the Head of State expressed.He added, “Guyana remains a unitary and indivisible state because of the courage, competence and commitment of the Guyana Defence Force in these operations. These operations involved intelligent planning, intense training and innovative tactics”.The Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces noted that such operations were carried out by highly skilled officers and these were built through training. At that time, Granger underscored the importance of training, as it maintains a standard of discipline and behaviour.“Training is the foundation of a professional and proficient force. It is essential for ensuring the success of military missions, for enhancing operational effectiveness, and for developing physical endurance. Training is fundamental to military service and that is why your military service begins with a training course here at the Colonel Ulric Pilgrim Officer Cadet School. Should training be neglected, standards would fall, troops’ morale would decline, and deviant behaviour would corrupt the Force’s members and corrode the competence of the Force.”The Force has managed to instil values of duty, identity and loyalty among fellow cadets and officers. Training would have started some 50 years ago, after which the Colonel Ulric Pilgrim Officer Cadet School (CUPOCS) was established in 1981. Over this time, cadets were welcomed from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize and St Kitts and Nevis.“The Standard Officers’ Course (SOC) aims at inculcating the Force’s values and standards in cadets and to develop their power of command and leadership and their service to the country. The SOC has been improved continuously and now includes an enhanced academic programme and intensified jungle, paratrooper and equitation training,” Granger acknowledged.He then mentioned, “The Reserve Officers’ Course has been reintroduced after a hiatus of a decade. Members of the Guyana People’s Militia are active and receiving training in all ten administrative Regions, so that they could respond effectively to the need for assistance, including in the disaster relief.”Presently, the technical corps are being improved. It was indicated that a light reconnaissance aircraft and inshore patrol vessels have amplified the competency of the Coast Guard and Air Corps. Adding to that, the intelligence and signal corps are engaged to improve their surveillance and intelligence capabilities.“Defence cooperation is being pursued with a number of friendly countries and is unlocking training opportunities for all ranks. The rewards of these investments and partnerships are evident – the Force is improving its capacity to deter aggression, defend national sovereignty and ensure a safe, secure and strong state,” the President noted.last_img read more

Fort St. John takes the lead in B.C. walking challenge

first_imgWith just under two weeks left in the challenge, Fort St. John has overtaken Oak Bay, Victoria, B.C. for first place in the 10,001-25,000 population category in the Healthy Families B.C. Walking Challenge.The Challenge was designed to promote a more active lifestyle within families, with the opportunity to win great individual, as well as community, prizes.- Advertisement -Participants are asked to map their walks, as well as share their personal walking experiences online. The more a person posts, the greater their chances at winning prizes such as a pedometer, family prize packs or the grand prize, one of six family trips to a popular B.C. destination. The grand prizes of cash totalling $100,000 will also be awarded to various communities at the conclusion of the challenge. The top five communities in their population size range, with the most submissions, will each receive $10,000 in support of the development of walking trails.One of the five winning communities will also be randomly drawn to receive an additional $50,000.To share a healthy lifestyle story or to map out a walk, visit the challenge’s official website.last_img read more

Lukaku wants ‘more respect’ for goalscoring record

first_img“That’s the situation around me,” Lukaku said, after scoring his first league goal for United against a side currently in the top eight.“I just need to keep working hard. I think I have got a nice record. I’ve scored a lot this season and I just want to keep going.”“You expect a bit more respect but it’s the situation we’re in,” he told Britain’s Press Association. “I don’t listen to it. I just want to improve and show the people what I can do on the pitch.”Lukaku, who has scored 22 goals in all competitions for United this season, is two goals away from joining 27 other players to score 100 Premier League goals.The Belgian relishes the pressure that comes with “playing for the biggest club in the world” and does not regret spurning the chance to return to Chelsea last year.“No, no, no,” said the former Everton player. “When I make a choice it’s with my head and my heart. I made the right choice for me.“As you can see, I’m in a good situation. I’m with a manager and players who push me every day. The challenge is there to win and it’s something that I wanted.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku wants more respect after leading a 2-1 win over Chgelsea this weekend © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 26 – Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku says he deserves “more respect” for his goalscoring record, hitting back at critics who have highlighted his lack of goals against the Premier League’s top clubs.The 24-year-old scored a goal and set up Jesse Lingard’s winner in a 2-1 victory against Chelsea Old Trafford on Sunday that lifted Jose Mourinho’s side back into second place in the Premier League.last_img read more


first_imgA man charged in connection with an incident in which a teenager was stabbed in Milford last week has been released on €1,000 bail.Damien McGeehan appeared at Falcarragh District Court sitting in Letterkenny this morning after being charged with Assault under the Non Fatal Offences Against The Persons Act.The bail money was supplied by the accused man’s mother who was in court. The case has been adjourned from Buncrana District Court last Thursday.The charge relates to an incident in which a 19 year old woman was stabbed at Lough Road in Milford last night last Wednesday.McGeehan, 21, of Loughanure, was wearing a black tracksuit, white trainers and appeared in court on crutches.Judge Paul Kelly told McGeehan he was to stay away from the address where the incident took place and the injured woman or his mother faced losing her €1,000 surety.He will appear again in court in July.The injured woman is still recovering at Letterkenny General Hospital following the attack.The woman suffered a number of injuries including what is believed to be a punctured lung.Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening however.COMMENTS CANNOT BE TAKEN ON THIS POST AS THE CASE IN STILL ONGOING.MAN ON STABBING CHARGES RELEASED ON €1,000 BAIL was last modified: May 16th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Damien McGeehanLoughanurestabbinglast_img read more

The stat that backs Mourinho and Pochettino as likely to be sacked

first_img Will Benitez see out the season in charge of Newcastle? silverware Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings revealed changes England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 3 REVEALED whoops 3 Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino find themselves in completely contrasting positions at their respective clubs.The former seems to be fighting game by game to keep his job at Manchester United, while the latter is regarded by many to have the safest position of any manager in the Premier League. Jose Mourinho is second in the ranking with negative sentiment totalling 19 per cent of all tweets about him. The Manchester United boss is under fire after picking up just six points from a possible 12, with suggestions he could be out of a job should the Red Devils lose another game.Pochettino is the shock inclusion in the list, coming in a close third – just one percentage point better off than Mourinho. The 18 per cent of tweets which are negative have focused on, to quote the report, Spurs’ ‘perceived lack of transfer activity, the problems revolving around the new stadium and the shock loss against Watford last week’. The worry for these managers is that last season there was a correlation between negative sentiment and being sacked, with three of the four managers with the highest percentage of negative sentiment losing their jobs – Ronald Koeman at Everton, Antonio Conte at Chelsea, and Mauricio Pellegrino at Southampton.So who is being backed to lose their job this time around, based on the study?Well, the most likely manager to be axed is Rafa Benitez of Newcastle. 27 per cent of all posts about the Spaniard are negative, with fans disgruntled by a poor start to the season that sees the Magpies in the bottom three without a win to their name, having also been knocked out the League Cup by second division opposition. tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City center_img Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Mourinho eased the pressure on his head by guiding Manchester United to a defeat of Burnley prior to the international break SORRY Most read in Premier League Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion predicted latest Rounding out the top five are Cardiff manager Neil Warnock and Mark Hughes of Southampton, with both subject to 17 per cent of tweets being negative.So, although it seems Pochettino is in a position of strength in north London, the experts at BetVictor have analysed the data to prove support for the Tottenham boss has started to diminish. Historic data shows that when fan support disappears the manager is generally fired, and another season of close calls and near misses that ends trophyless could see Pochettino become another statistic to back up the data.To explore the full dataset about every Premier League manager for 2017/18 and 2018/19 please visit: The work he has done at Spurs sees him held in high regard by the entire footballing world, and just suggesting the north Londoners should sack Pochettino would have you laughed out the room.However, there is not that much difference between Pochettino and Mourinho, according to a BetVictor study.Data analysts have dug into the data to understand sentiment and emotion behind the comments fans post online, and they’ve discovered which managers have been negatively tweeted about the most during the early weeks of 2018/19. 3 Life’s not as rosy for Pochettino as it would seem Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT gameday cracker last_img read more

It’s Halloween, which means it’s time for Garcia to mock Chelsea again

first_imgWas it or wasn’t it over the line?This was the question racing through referee Lubos Michel’s mind during a frenetic start to a highly-charged Champions League semi-final between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in 2005.The Reds’ no.10 at the time, Luis Garcia, latched onto a loose ball six yards out after Petr Cech floored Milan Baros and chaos ensued for the next few seconds. REVEALED huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 1 gameday cracker latest RANKED Did Garcia’s effort cross the line? Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Semi👻Ghost is back at home !! I’ve seen him around the house but couldn’t catch him!! Few videos on my inst@stories …don’t know what to do with him !! #Help #StopHim— Luis Garcia (@LuchoGarcia14) October 31, 2018center_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Garcia’s shot was half-blocked by John Terry before being hooked away by William Gallas as it bounced towards the line, however, the goal was given much to the outrage of Chelsea fans and the delight of Liverpool supporters.This turned out to be the only goal of the tie, meaning Rafa Benitez’s Liverpool marched onto the final against AC Milan in Istanbul – and we all know what happened there…Replays show Garcia’s effort never crossed the line but neither he nor any Kopite cares about that!The Spaniard has now become famous for dressing up as a ghost every Halloween, in honour of the “Ghost Goal”, as his strike against Chelsea has became known as. Below you can see Garcia’s costume for Halloween two years ago.This year, Garcia has told his fans on Twitter that the “Semi Ghost” is back at his house!He said: “Semi Ghost is back at home!! I’ve seen him around my house but couldn’t catch him!“Few videos on my Instagram stories…don’t know what to do with him!!”Below you can see Garcia’s hilarious Halloween video. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update shining Latest Liverpool FC News REVEALED last_img read more


first_imgHundreds of students queue outside The Hole in the Wall bar in Galway for ‘Donegal Tuesday.’A chief executive for a leading Irish charity has launched a stinging tirade regarding the Donegal Tuesday RAG week event currently being enjoyed by students in Galway.Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay who is also involved with (Stop Out Of Control Drinking) slammed the event, and said Ireland has an unhealthy relationship with alcohol.The annual event which takes place every RAG week has again grabbed national attention after hundreds of students starting queuing since 8am this morning to gain entry to the event. Some students queued for up to THREE hours to get into The Hole in the Wall pub in Galway for the ‘Donegal Tuesday’ event.The boozy session is expected to last all day, and Gardaí have had to employ an operational plan to help steward the event which has provoked outrage across media platforms today.Finlay phoned into the Joe Duffy show on RTE and disclosed his fears about the event, in which he indicated that people were going to get hurt.Finlay said, “One of the things we [Stop Out of Control Drinking] wanted to do to be honest was try to hold up a mirror to that deeply unhealthy relationship with drink in Ireland. “I don’t know if you can hold up a better mirror,” he said.“People queuing up to get into a bar and drinking at 8am in the morning, it’s just ridiculous.“Some people are going to have a whale of time, some people are going to get very badly hurt, some people are going to wake up tomorrow morning wondering what they’ve done.“Some people are going to live with the consequences of a riotous day for months and perhaps for years to come.“It’s all track-able I think to this idea that we have in Ireland that if there’s drink on offer, we’re going to be the first in the queue. “They’re the pictures from the early part of the day, the pictures from the later part of the day, you know, won’t be easy to look at“People are really going to get hurt before this day is out,” he said.CHARITY BOSS LAUNCHES STINGING ATTACK ON ‘DONEGAL TUESDAY’ EVENT was last modified: February 18th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BarnardosDonegal TuesdayEventFergus FinlayHome-page Newsrag weekSlammedlast_img read more

SA call centres ‘set to boom’

first_img17 January 2007South African IT services company Galdon Data announced recently that it was experiencing an increased demand for call centre solutions and services in Cape Town.In a statement issued last month, the company said it strongly believed the call centre industry was set for major growth over the next few years as South Africa became the preferred call centre hub in Africa.“London-based market analysis firm Datamonitor expects the number of call centre agent positions in South Africa, which is favoured by British companies for its cultural affinity with Europe, to more than triple by 2010,” Galdon Data said.“According to Calling the Cape, a body that promotes call centre development in the province, call centres are crucial for economic development in the Western Cape. Nationally, the number of jobs is expected to grow to 100 000 by 2009.”Galdon Data CEO Garry Ackerman said this growth was mainly as a result of the country’s affordable labour, good language skills and time zones that chime with Western Europe.“There has been a sharp rise in offshore investors, local companies developing customers’ contact facilities for the first time, and new outsourcing businesses, many of them black-owned,” Ackerman said.“South Africa is an appealing option for investors because it shares a time zone with Western Europe, and the high levels of education and familiarity with European culture means it is often seen as a high-quality niche market.”However, he noted that some investors were deterred by the relatively high telecoms tariffs in SA.Galdon Data provides services and solutions for call centres especially in the areas of business process automation and unified messaging. “This encompasses information capture, business information delivery, convergence and document solutions using the Microsoft, Captaris and Autonomy (Cardiff) range of products,” says Uwin Young, Galdon Data’s regional manager for the Western reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Drugs chief: Indonesian crash pilots on drugs

first_imgMost of Indonesia’s airline accidents have involved pilots who tested positive for drugs, including a Lion Air jet that slammed into the sea four years ago while trying to land on the tourist island of Bali, the chief of the national narcotics agency said.According to a report in The West Australian , Budi Waseso made the comments at a ceremony on Bali to inaugurate traditional village security guards as anti-drug volunteers.The comments are another blow to the image of the country’s airline industry after a video circulated online last month showing an apparently intoxicated pilot in the cockpit of a Citilink passenger plane.News reports this week said two pilots of another airline, Susi Air, owned by the country’s fisheries minister had recently tested positive for drugs.“Almost all air accidents in Indonesia, whether it was just a skid or whatever, the pilots are indicated to be positive for drugs,” Waseso told reporters.Earlier in the day he told the event attended by Bali’s governor that a Lion Air pilot in the spectacular 2013 crash had “hallucinated” that the sea was part of the runway.His comments are at odds with other official accounts. After the crash, which miraculously caused no fatalities among the 108 people on board, the transport ministry said the pilots had not tested positive for drugs. The final report blamed the accident, which occurred in rain, on poor communication between the pilots and inadequate trading.Lion Air, the National Transport Safety Committee and the Ministry of Transport declined to comment.last_img read more