Businessman charged for possession of illegal gun, ammo

first_imgForty-nine-year-old Rickey Wahid also called “Lall” of Samaroo Dam Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara, was on Monday remanded to prison after he was arraigned with gun and ammunition possession charges.The gun and ammunition which were allegedly found in the businessman’s carIt is alleged that Wahid was arrested on March 3 with an unlicenced firearm and a magazine containing eight live rounds of ammunition. During his court appearance on Monday before Magistrate Zameena Ali-Seepaul at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court, the businessman denied the offences.It was reported that on the day in question Wahid was also found in possession of a cutlass and a large piece of round wood.Reports are that Police officers were in search of Wahid in relation to a report made by a butcher who claimed that the man had threatened to shoot him.The businessman was, however, seen driving his car in the vicinity of the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station when he was stopped and told of the allegation made against him.He reportedly remained silent when the officers prompted to search his vehicle. The black handgun with the magazine were allegedly discovered on the floor of the car. He was asked to produce his firearm licence but failed to do so. As such he was arrested. The case will continue on March 12, 2019, at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more

Mahdia man jailed for B&E Chinese store

first_imgA 20-year-old man was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment after he admitted to a breaking and entering charge when he appeared on Wednesday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Calvin DeSantos, a miner of Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and admitted that between August 17 and 18, 2019, at Campbelltown, Mahdia, he broke and entered the shop of Lee Xin Zuang and stole $300,000 and $200,000 worth of Digicel phone cards.The prosecution’s case contended that on August 17, 2019, at about 19:10h, the Virtual Complaint secured her business place and retired to bed. However, the following day, at about 06:00h, the businesswoman observed that the shop’s door was open and upon inspection, she noticed that the articles mentioned were missing.The VC then proceeded to review the CCTV footage and noticed DeSantos entering the shop and leaving with the articles.The matter was then reported to the Mahdia Police Station and DeSantos was subsequently arrested.The Chief Magistrate, after listening to the facts presented, sentenced DeSantos to two years’ imprisonment.last_img read more

Silver medal spoils for Guyana in T&T championships

first_imgGuyana’s senior male and female table tennis teams have proven their worth as one of the best in the Caribbean, coming up just sets short of gold medals in both the male and female team competitions.The 60th Caribbean Table Tennis Federation (CTTF) Senior Championships in Jamaica brought together several Caribbean countries and allowed them to show off their talents in the racket-wielding sport.Beginning their campaign earlier in the week, the male team consisting of Shemar Britton, Joel Alleyne and leader Christopher Franklin stormed through the group round to face Barbados in the semi-finals. The team achieved a mountainous feat as they rebounded from a 0-2 deficit to defeat Barbados 3-2 thus making their way into the final.The final match pitted them against the skilled Dominican Republic team. Unfortunately, Franklin was the first to be demolished by Emil Santos in a straight win for the Dominican 11-4, 11-7, 11-2. Alleyne was made to test his skills against Isaac Villa 6-11, 5-11, 4-11. Despite also losing to Santos 6-11, 8-11, 8-11, the 20-year-old Britton showed his worth in his encounter with reigning Caribbean Men’s Singles Champion Samuel Galvez. Galvez was one up with an 11-6 set, but Britton took the second 11-7 and later lost the third 9-11. Nevertheless, he persisted with two more sets 12-10, 11-5 for the win.The 3-1 result meant that the Guyanese males would walk away with the silver medal.A similar fate was in store for the female team consisting of Chelsea Edghill, Trenace Lowe and Natalie Cummings. Their semifinal trampling of Trinidad and Tobago ended in a 3-0 victory for the Guyanese affording them the opportunity to play the Dominican Republic in the final.Lowe began her campaign against Eva Brito with a set win of 11-8, but her opponent expertly bounced back, taking three consecutive sets 5-11, 4-11, 5-11 for the win. Edghill, despite her wealth of experience, was unable to overcome Yasiris Ortiz, with the Dominican winning 4-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-13.The toughest fight came from Cummings who made Esmerlyn Castro fight hard for her win. Cummings took the first and third sets, 11-6 and 11-8, but Castro got the better of her with three sets 6-11, 6-11, 8-11.Following their silver medal feat, the mixed doubles pair of Franklin and Lowe returned to cop another silver in their category. The duo met Dominican Republic’s Isaac Villa and Esmerlyn Castro in an encounter which they lost 8-11, 10-12, 5-11, thus missing out on the gold.The Guyanese contingent also racked up two more medals this time in the women’s doubles. The pairs comprising Edghill and Cummings and Jody-Ann Blake and Lowe were defeated by the Dominican Republic’s Brito and Ortiz and Castro and Dhyana Rojas to settle for bronze medals.last_img read more

Man City star out of Arsenal clash with ‘massive problem’

first_imgManchester City will be without midfielder Fernando and striker Stevan Jovetic for this weekend’s Premier League clash with Arsenal.Fernando limped out of the surprise loss to Stoke a fortnight ago with a groin injury and also looks likely to miss key encounters with Bayern Munich and Chelsea in the next week.Meanwhile, Jovetic, who has impressed in the early part of the season, scoring twice against Liverpool last month, suffered a hamstring injury while on international duty with Montenegro last week.Manager Manuel Pellegrini said: “We have Fernando out injured – he has a massive problem, maybe a couple of weeks more, and also Stevan Jovetic. He came back from his national team with a problem in his hamstring. I hope Stevan could be fit next week, thought I am not sure.” 1 Fernando in action against Liverpool last_img read more

Klinsman rescues Mathare from defeat

first_imgThe new look Wazito FC broke the deadlock after 10 minutes with Onyango striking his first of two before Nyakeya restored parity in the 34th minute.However, Wazito went back on top almost immediately, Lavatsa taking them 2-1 up, a lead which they guarded till half time.Eight minutes after the restart, Wazito went 3-1 up and began to smell victory, but Nyakeya started the fight back with a 73rd minute goal before Omulanga drew the sides level.Wazito Facing the reality of relegation in their debut season in top flight football broke the deadlock after 10 minutes, Onyango striking from the right after the ball ricocheted in his direction from a double save by Mathare keeper David Okello.Four minutes later, Wazito should have been two up but Joachim Omollo’s freekick from the edge of the box went inches wide after curling beyond the wall,Wazito saw more of the ball as Mathare looked a bit disjointed. They did not look a bit of their selves, their usual tactical prowess closing in on spaces and passing the ball not anywhere in play.Mathare United midfielder Crispin Oduor vies for the ball with Wazito FC’s Joachim Omollo during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on July 14, 2018. PHOTO/Mathare UnitedHowever, they slowly clawed back into the game and they were on level terms in the 34th minute when Nyakeya skipped past keeper Martin Musalia to score his eighth goal of the season after the custodian had saved John Mwangi’s initial shot.But, Wazito was back ahead thanks to some schoolboy defending from Mathare who were caught off the counter with Lavatsa coming to the end of the final ball after Piscas Muhindo’s shot was saved by the keeper.Frank Ouna’s charges held on to the slim advantage until half time.Kimanzi started the second half with a change, Omulanga coming in for right back Marin Ongori, a clear attacking change from the tactician.Five minutes into the second half, Mathare almost went back level but Musalia pulled a great double save denying Alwanga’s tap from close range after picking a long pass from James Situma before bouncing back up to tap the ball away from Omulanga’s feet.Three minutes on the turn, Wazito were 3-1 up, Onyango popping up between the defense to connect home.Immediately after going three down, Kimanzi was bolted into another change, David Owino coming in for Alphonce Ndonye.But it was Wazito who almost scored another one when Edwin Wanjala sighted keeper Okello off his line but his shot from almost 30 yards out came off the crossbar.Mathare kept the pressure forcing Wazito to play with numbers at the back and they clawed back one goal in the 73rd minute when Nyakeya slammed the ball home from inside the box after being played through by Chris Oduor from Owino’s quick throw.Kimanzi urged on his charges from the touchline and they drew level at the stroke of 90 minutes from similar fashion just like they scored their second goal, this time Klinsman coming at the end of an Oduor tee from Owino’s throw.There would have been a dramatic end to the match when Wazito had a scoring chance just after conceding, but keeper Okello made a one on one save from Lavatsa.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Klinsman Omulanga celebrates his late equalizer against Wazito FC at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on July 14, 2018. PHOTO/Mathare UnitedNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 14- Substitute Klinsman Omulanga scored at the stroke of 90 minutes as Mathare United came from two goals down to draw 3-3 with relegation fighting Wazito FC at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Saturday afternoon.Former Mathare aces Derrick Onyango and Edwin Lavatsa had scored to give Wazito a 3-1 lead, but Francis Kimanzi’s charges put up a fight in the final minutes of the game, Cliff Nyakeya completing his brace before Omulanga ensured the points were split.last_img read more

“Landlords are just getting greedy now” says student as rent now higher than Celtic Tiger

first_imgIn a report published by Daft.ie, it has been revealed that rent is now higher than it has ever been, surpassing rent prices during the economic boom in the 1990s and early 2000s. This has prompted concern for students as they may struggle to find a house which they can feasibly afford. One student shared her accommodation nightmare with Donegal Daily in a bid to raise awareness for the housing crisis gripping students.Thousands of students from Donegal travel across Ireland to attend third-level institutions, with Dublin and Galway being the most popular destination. Nationally, over 52,000 students got offered CAO places on Monday, 1,985 of which are from Donegal.Rent has sky-rocketed as demand exceeds supply, with Dublin’s rates are now 5.2% higher than the last peak in early 2008, just before the economic downturn. A single bedroom in Dublin can set you back €600 on average, a 15.7% hike since this time last year.Rent has reached a record high, as the availability of housing hits an all time low on property website Daft.ie Shockingly, in some instances a mortgage is cheaper than rent, as you can mortgage a house in Waterford for 32% cheaper than rental costs.Speaking to Donegal Daily, a 22 year old U.C.D. student from the Rosses who is going into her last year has highlighted several frustrations felt by students while searching for accommodation. She would rather remain anonymous as her landlord has not returned her deposit and does not want to jeopardize the return of her money.She said; “I was paying €510 for a very small shared room in a mouldy house in Donnybrook.  When we first moved in, the house was disgusting and we had to clean it. There were a lot of things that we physically could not clean though, such as the blinds in my room which were just destroyed with black mould”.“The handles were falling off the doors and there was a lot of exposed wiring. The plug sockets kept tripping the whole house. If you wanted to plug anything in you had to put it half-in and half-out.”“The neighbours houses looked well-kept, whereas ours looked as run-down on the outside as it was on the inside”.“My landlord is putting the rent up again this year. The rent is just too expensive. Landlords are just getting too greedy now. They know students don’t have a lot of choice, and they’re taking advantage of that”. “The house was at least two decades old and it seems like the landlord hasn’t done anything with it since”.“There’s just nowhere to go and the rent is crazy”.“It’s just by pure luck that I got a house this year that I can just about afford. All the places I was looking at on the property websites were at least €700 a month for a room. A friend of a friend moved out of their house so it’s just so lucky that I got in on his place.”Commenting on the Daft.ie report, Ronan Lyons, economist at TCD and author of the Daft Report, said: “Ahead of a new academic year, the latest figures highlight the severe shortage of accommodation for students.” “While a large number of purpose-built student apartments are either being built or are planned, these will take time to come on stream and will only cater for those on higher incomes. The majority of students will face tough choices about where to study and where to live.”“Landlords are just getting greedy now” says student as rent now higher than Celtic Tiger was last modified: August 24th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:accommodationCAOdublinGalwayhousing crisislandlordsrentstudent housingUCDlast_img read more

Rain may have triggered crash

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! For More Info A soaker of a storm dumped more than 4inches of rain in the Whittier Hills overnight Monday, triggering a rash of collisions, and may have contributed to one that injured four people when a big-rig plowed into a Pico Rivera dental office. Today will bring a drying out period under partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the mid-60s. But a second, weaker but colder storm is expected to move in Thursday night and into Friday morning, forecasters said. “It will be more directed at Santa Barbara County than L.A., but we still have a 40-percent chance of rain Thursday and Friday,” National Weather Service meteorologist Jaimie Smith said, adding officials expect about a quarter-inch to a half-inch of rain from this new storm. On Tuesday, four people were hurt, none seriously, after a big-rig truck driving on rain-slick pavement collided with a bus and two vehicles, then plowed into the side of the dental office. No one was inside Sahara Dental at about 6:30 a.m. when the truck smashed into the east wall of the building at Washington and Passons boulevards, police said. Although it was drizzling at the time, authorities were unsure if rain contributed to the crash. Sheriff’s Sgt. Della Walls said investigators were looking into whether the truck’s driver ran a red light at the corner before hitting the bus, a minivan and one other vehicle. Some of the six to eight people who were aboard the Montebello Bus Lines bus suffered minor injuries. “It was awful and surreal,” said Raymond Chavez, a city employee who happened to be driving at the intersection when the crash occurred. “There was the impact. Then \ kept going and stopped in a puff of smoke in the dental building,” he added. A woman and a 4-year-old girl who were riding in the minivan were injured and taken to a hospital, as were the truck’s driver and a fourth person, police said. “There was no horn, no brakes, no nothing. He just went straight through the intersection,” Chavez said. Inside Sahara Dental, dental equipment, insulation and pieces of wood littered the offices. The building was shared by two brothers who are dentists. They had been practicing at the location for 37 years, Dr. Ron Sahara said. “We had one car go into the building about 20 years ago, but it was nothing like this,” he said. “We feel devastated but lucky at the same time, because if it happened later in the day, four or five of us could have died.” Elsewhere, the number of traffic collisions across the county increased by six times Tuesday morning from the previous Tuesday, California Highway Patrol officials said. “During the rain, we have sliding rear-ender collisions and people traveling off the roadway,” said Officer Joe Zizi, spokesman for the CHP’s Southern Division. “This could all be prevented if people slow down.” Between midnight and 7 a.m. Tuesday, the CHP received 210 reports of collisions, compared with 35 the previous Tuesday, Zizi said. In La Mirada, a public safety vehicle struck a telephone pole at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, said sheriff’s Norwalk Station Sgt. Angela Shepherd. “It was probably from the rain,” she said. Also Tuesday, forecasters were tracking yet another storm that could arrive Sunday night or late Monday. “Rain is most likely for Tuesday,” Smith of the NWS said. “This will likely be a weaker storm, more similar to the one we expect on Thursday and Friday.” debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com sandy.mazza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028, 3026 • Photo Gallery: 02/28: Truck Crash last_img read more

Driving test delays are ‘punishing young people for being young’ – Cllr Glackin

first_imgYoung people in Donegal are being unfairly punished due to long waiting times for driving tests, according to Letterkenny Councillor Adrian Glackin.Learner drivers are facing high costs and inconveniences as they wait up to 20 weeks for driving tests Donegal, where there are just two permanent testers for the entire county.Cllr Glackin has said that the new Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill adds extra urgency to drivers awaiting testers. “The current levels of backlog are unacceptable,” Cllr Glackin said, as he raised a motion at the Letterkenny MD meeting to highlight the immediate need for more full-time testers in the district.The Bill which passed in the Dail this week will make it an offence for car owners to allow a learner drive to use their car unaccompanied.Cllr Glackin said: “I support this Bill wholeheartedly. But we are not only prosecuting young people who want to drive to work or college, we are new prosecuting the parents too.“The extra wait for driving tests can cost a learner up to €600-800 as they have to continue with extra driving lessons after the first 12 lessons and they have to cover high insurance costs. “It is not just the extra expense, it is the fear of being put off the road while waiting on tests. They are ringing waiting on cancellations everyday and obviously the temptation is there to get into the car and go where they need to go.”“I think this is a case of punishing young people for being young,” Cllr Glackin said.Cllr Gerry McMonagle added that the high costs of insurance for young drivers must be added to the council’s communications with Minister for Transport Shane Ross.“The insurance companies are going to town with the costs. Some are up to €4,500 a year and this needs to be looked at.“Young being are being victimised on the length of time they have to wait on tests,” Cllr McMonagle said. Cllr Glackin agreed that the letter to the Minister for Transport Shane Ross would include a request for the regulation of insurance prices.Driving test delays are ‘punishing young people for being young’ – Cllr Glackin was last modified: July 10th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:cllr adrian glackindriving test delaysinsurancelearner driversletterkenny mdlast_img read more

NBA rescinds Kevin Durant’s technical in Game 3

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!LOS ANGELES — Kevin Durant will have some extra pocket money to spend in this lavish city. He also will not have to worry about as much about potentially receiving a one-game post-season suspension.The reason? The NBA rescinded tecnhnical fouls called on Durant and Clippers forward JaMychal Green in the Warriors’ Game 3 win on Thursday. That move reduces …last_img read more

Anti-Aids momentum ‘must not be lost’

first_img1 December 2011It has taken 10 years of sustained effort and investment for the world to achieve its current momentum in the fight against HIV/Aids, creating the “very real possibility of getting ahead of the epidemic” – but only if the momentum is not lost, says the United Nations.Growing access to HIV/Aids treatment and prevention services has resulted in a 15 percent decline in new infections over the past decade and a 22 percent drop in Aids-related deaths in the past five years, the United Nations (UN) said on the eve of World Aids Day on Wednesday.“There is now a very real possibility of getting ahead of the epidemic,” the World Health Organisation’s Gottfried Hirnschall said when releasing a report on the global response to the pandemic. “But this can only be achieved by both sustaining and accelerating this momentum over the next decade and beyond.”New science, technologies, approachesAccording to the report, advances in HIV science and programme innovations over the past year have raised hope for further progress in the future.It is crucial that new science, technologies and approaches be applied to improve the efficacy of HIV programmes, especially during the current global economic uncertainty and related austerity measures, said the report.Some of the successes include improved access to HIV testing services, evident in the fact that 61 percent of pregnant women in eastern and southern Africa now receive testing and counselling for HIV, up from 14 percent in 2005.An estimated 48 percent of pregnant women in need of effective medicines to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV received them last year.Antiretroviral therapies (ART), which improve the health and well-being of those infected and stop further HIV transmission, are available now for 6.65-million people in low- and middle-income countries, which account for 47 percent of the 14.2-million people eligible to receive them.Treatment costs outweighed by economic gainsThe report also argues that investment in HIV services could lead to total gains of up to US$34-billion by 2020 in increased economic activity and productivity, more than offsetting the costs of ART programmes, as healthier people are better able to engage in financially gainful activities.Despite the progress, more than half of all infected people in need of antiretroviral therapies in low- and middle-income countries are still unable to access them. Many do not even know that they are infected.Some countries are still not tailoring their programmes to meet the needs of those most at risk or in need. In many cases, vulnerable groups – including adolescent girls, people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, prisoners and migrants – remain unable to access HIV prevention and treatment services, the report notes.Paul De Lay, deputy executive director of UNAids, cautioned that funding shortfalls could undermine efforts to roll back the disease. “To reach these targets, we estimate we need between $22-billion and $24-billion per year by the year 2015,” De Lay said.“Today we are falling short by $7-billion. Now, more than ever, ending Aids requires a unified approach of governments, multilateral agencies, NGOs, foundations, the private sector and individuals.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more