first_imgTaxi operators in the capital city have been warned to be on the lookout for would-be carjackers, who have amped up attacks in recent weeks.In an advisory issued Monday, the Guyana Police Force explained that all taxi drivers especially those operating Toyota Allion and Toyota Premio motor cars to “be on the alert for potential hijackers”.Police disclosed that the attackers have been hiring the cars in Georgetown under the pretext of wanting transportation to areas such as North Ruimveldt, Georgetown; Atlantic Ville, East Coast Demerara; Providence, East Bank Demerara and West Demerara.“Upon arrival at their requested locations, the drivers are robbed of their personal belongings as well as their motor cars,” the statement noted.The suspected carjackers are said to be seven males. According to Police, one of the attackers has “dreadlocks”, two are of mixed descent, two were described as Afro-Guyanese and two others were said to be Indo-Guyanese.On Saturday, Guyana Times was provided with detailed descriptions of three of the attackers. Bridgenandand Persaud, a Dowding Street, Kitty shop owner and Stabroek Market Square taxi operator, was beaten and robbed of his silver-grey HC 7851 Toyota Premio motor car by three armed attackers at Atlantic Ville, last Tuesday. Persaud had recalled that about 15:00h on Tuesday last, two men hired him at Stabroek Market and requested to be taken to Atlantic Ville. Moments after he entered the Atlantic Ville area and before the men could pay, they had each pulled a gun and wrestled with him. He stated that another accomplice was waiting at Atlantic Ville.The taxi driver also said that he was beaten to his back and head. After the ordeal, Persaud lodged a complaint at Sparendaam Police Station, giving Police a description of his attackers and the weapons that they used.The Guyana Police Force is appealing to the general public to provide any information they may have with regard to the identities of the individuals perpetrating the carjackers. Persons with information are asked to report to the nearest police station or call on telephone numbers 225-6411, 226-1389, 227-2128, 225-2227, 226-7065, 225-0575, and 911, to report any unusual activities they may have observed.last_img read more

first_imgAfter journeying to Barbados to participate in Carifesta XIII, a self-sponsored Guyanese crafter fell ill and succumbed while receiving treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Friday.The dead woman has been identified as Petal Frank, who was attached to the Guyana Arts and Craft Producers Association (GACPA).Reports by the Education Ministry revealed that Frank, shortly after arriving on the island, came down with a sudden aliment and was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday. However, despite the best efforts of medical practitioners, the woman’s condition worsened, resulting in her subsequent death.Even though the crafter was not an official member of the Guyanese contingent, the Ministry acknowledged her participation as a significant representation of Guyana at the regional showcase.As such, the Government of Guyana through the Education Ministry’s Department of Culture, Youth and Sport has pledge commitment in supporting the preparations for her funeral.President David Granger and Education Minister Nicolette Henry have extended condolences to the relatives and loved ones of Frank.last_img read more

first_imgUSC’s 15-3 record at Galen Center is its best home mark since going 16-3 in 1961. Stewart drained four 3-pointers to give him 220 for his career, breaking the all-time USC mark of 218 held by Brandon Granville (1999-02). His record-breaking shot came at an opportune time, as Cal (14-14, 6-10) had drawn within five points with a little over 13 minutes remaining. “It’s great to get the record on a day like this,” said Stewart, who left the game to large ovation with 55.8 seconds remaining. “It was so sad knowing it’s my last time playing here.” Stewart finished with 13points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots. Taj Gibson led the Trojans with 18 points. But the shot that drew the biggest crowd outburst of the season came from Penrose, the little-used walk-on who had scored three points entering the game. He came in with 2:23remaining, after the crowd had been chanting his name. Each time he touched the ball, fans yelled for him to shoot. His 3-pointer with the shot clock winding down in the final minute didn’t draw iron. But he got one more chance at his “Rudy” moment and swished a shot from the right corner with 5.3 seconds to go. “I turned around and looked at the student section and couldn’t really hear anything because the place was so loud,” said Penrose, who brought his career total to 16 points. “My heart was going a mile a minute, and I was just so happy and excited. It’s kind of a storybook ending to a little walk-on’s career.” (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! USC senior Lodrick Stewart led the student section at Galen Center in displaying the university’s trademark victory sign as the school’s fight song played. Teammates surrounded Stewart, some going into the aisles, as the capacity crowd paid tribute to one of the Trojans’ best seasons since the Pacific-10 Conference expanded to 10teams in 1979. The players paid tribute back for the electric atmosphere that built all season and reached a crescendo Saturday. Then the players lifted senior walk-on Chris Penrose – who hit a 3-pointer in the final seconds – onto their shoulders and carried him off the court. USC’s 84-66 victory over California in its final home game displayed everything that has changed this year within the program – the attitude, the attendance and the atmosphere. “We said from day one, we’re not going to beg our people to come out,” said coach Tim Floyd after his team played in front of a sellout Galen Center-record crowd of 10,027. “You have to earn those things.” USC has done that with a team that has defied all expectations. The Trojans (21-8, 11-5) are guaranteed at least fourth place in the Pac-10, will take second if they win both games in Washington this week and can wrap up third with a win or Stanford loss in the final two games. This for a team that entered the season picked to finish sixth in the conference and starting freshmen at point guard and power forward. “We’re playing for seeding now,” Stewart said. “There’s not a doubt we’re going to the (NCAA) Tournament. I think we’re going now, and the coaches feel the same way.” last_img read more

first_img Serbia fans 1 Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 victory over Albania following their postponed Euro 2016 qualifier but they have also been deducted three points and ordered to play their next two games behind closed doors for their part in the furore.The Group I clash between the two eastern European nations ended in bizarre circumstances when an unmanned drone trailing a pro-Albania flag over the Partizan Stadium resulted in a melee between the two sets of players as well as some Serbian fans.The sport’s European governing body UEFA has taken a dim view of the incident and while Serbia have been awarded the win, its football association has announced it will not get the benefit of the three points and must play its home matches against Denmark and Armenia in an empty stadium.last_img

first_imgStoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has praised the recently-implemented crackdown on the harassment of referees, but reveals players are often left baffled by the constant changes to the rules of play.The Scotland international even claims a lot of the players, including himself, no longer fully understand the offside rule.The Premier League, the Football League and the Football Association have announced in recent weeks that there will be a new zero-tolerance crackdown on the ‘intolerable’ treatment of referees, starting from this season.It means officials will be given more power to take a stricter approach to dissent, intimidation and physical contact from players or managers, and can issue red cards to any player who confronts them, swears at them or is aggressive towards them in any way.It’s a big step forward for English football after seeing events more commonly seen in other European leagues creep into the Premier League.Scotland international Adam has hailed the new rules, and admits he will have to curb his own sometimes hot-headed behaviour.When asked about the news on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Adam joked: “Well, that’s an extra three or four bookings for me a season!”He then continued: “No, but I think it’s important because I think there are certain clubs in the Premier League who have got away with having players running up to the referee for a number of years.“Now something is being done about that and I think it’s a good thing. Everybody is watching the Premier League worldwide and it doesn’t look good for the game.”But it’s not the only new rule to come in ahead of the new season, with revisions over the offside rule and other basic rules of the game giving fans, pundits and the players themselves a constant headache over the last few campaigns.And Adam admits the players, in particular, have a hard time keeping pace with how the game is progressing.“They’ve made that many changes it’s going to be mind-boggling,” the Potters star told talkSPORT.“The players don’t understand it.“I’m still not really sure about the offside rule. I’ve been playing the game for 15 years, and I still don’t really understand it.“The game is moving on so fast, they’re trying to change it and it’s only going to be better for the spectators and people watching on television.“But there’s that many rules now that they need to be clarified before the start of the season, the need to sit down with the players to explain them!”Listen to Charlie Adam’s interview on the Alan Brazil Sports breakfast IN FULL above!last_img read more

first_imgTHREE clever Co Donegal students are through to the all-Ireland final of a fashion competition – after designing a dress made totally from recycled computer equipment.‘I.T. Girl’ strutted their stuff through to the Junk Kouture finals on Sunday night. The standards were high and they had 73 other entries to compete with. Only 20 designs made it through to represent Ulster in the finals.After an impressive display on the catwalk designers Kate Haley, Ciara Haley and Heather Duff had to count on the judges vote to see ‘I.T Girl’ through to the final. The Milford girls, from Loreto Community College, were ecstatic with the win and want to thank all their friends, family, teachers and local community for all their support. ‘I.T Girl’ plans to hit the catwalk Donegal style and go for gold in the Finals in Dublin on the 20th of April. Best of luck girls! MILFORD GIRLS’ DELIGHT AS I.T. GIRL MAKES IT TO ALL-IRELAND FINAL was last modified: March 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:MILFORD GIRLS’ DELIGHT AS I.T. GIRL MAKES IT TO ALL-IRELAND FINALlast_img read more

first_imgTHE OWNERS of a Co Donegal fish farm have lost 20,000 salmon to a plague of killer jellyfish.Marine Harvest, which operates in Mulroy Bay, lost the fish in a kill off the Co Mayo coast.The firm opted for an accelerated harvest at its Donegal aquaculture farm in order to minimize losses on its farmed stock, it said. Scientists connect the the jellyfish invasion to warmer sea waters. The mauve stinger (Pelagia noctiluca) has killed salmon before off our coasts.It is a phenomenon that has also been observed in other parts of the world.Marine Harvest has been taking preventive measures such as giving its salmon less fish feed to keep them less active with gills covers closed as it worries about strandings of this jellyfish species from Donegal to Kerry.  DONEGAL FISH FARM OWNERS LOSE 20,000 SALMON TO KILLER JELLYFISH was last modified: October 23rd, 2013 by John2Share 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:000 SALMON TO KILLER JELLYFISHDONEGAL FISH FARM OWNERS LOSE 20jellyfishMarine Harvestthe mauve stinger (Pelagia noctiluca)last_img read more

first_imgWOODLAND HILLS – Within minutes Saturday, the 1960s-era ranch house at 22142 Tiara Street had been sold, for $708,750. One hundred and three people registered for an unusual auction of the three-bedroom, two-bath house, proffering cashier’s checks for $25,000 each to secure their right to bid. Many more people came to watch, crowding around in the front yard in the unseasonably hot November sun. The winning bid, by a man who would only identify himself as a local investor, was for $675,000. A 5 percent buyer’s premium brought the total to $708,750. “It went up so fast, I didn’t even have a chance to hold my flag up,” said an astonished Alan Alegar, 47, of Granada Hills. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals A general contractor, Alegar had planned to bid up to $550,000 on the 1960s-house, which is in a neighborhood where homes have sold for $750,000 to $800,000. The auction also included two 2.5-acre desert parcels in Antelope Valley, which went for $35,000 and $40,000 to different buyers, said Premiere Estates Chief auctioneer Todd Wohl. Woodland Hills Realtor Andrea Volore, who attended the auction on behalf of a client, also missed out on the house, but came away a winner anyway: she had the winning bid of $80 on a charity auction of five home decorating books, with the proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgChelsea and Liverpool meet on Saturday at Wembley in the FA Cup final. Test your knowledge of the history between the clubs by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly. [wp-simple-survey-5]Follow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebooklast_img

first_imgSenior IAS officer and the chairman of the Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC), Sudhir Kumar, was arrested on Friday by the Special Investigating Team of the police in the question paper leak scam.Mr Kumar, 1987 batch IAS officer, was arrested along with four of his family members from Hazaribagh in neighbouring Jharkhand. Earlier, BSSC secretary Parmeshwar Ram was arrested and sent to jail in the same case.During his interrogation, Mr Ram had allegedly named several ministers, MLAs and bureaucrats of the state. The SIT led by Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj has so far arrested over two dozen persons. “Many more arrests can be made as the investigation is still going on,” Mr Maharaj said.Viral on social mediaThe question paper for the examination to appoint government clerks and assistants on January 29 and February 5 were leaked and had gone viral on social media.The next day examinees staged a violent protest outside the gate of the BSSC and even had thrashed its secretary, Mr Ram.Later, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ordered the cancellation of the examination and a thorough investigation into the question paper leak. An SIT of the Patna police was formed to probe it.Mr Kumar, known as an upright and honest officer, had earlier told journalists that “favouritism and recommendations” have been norm in the BSSC and that he used to get recommendations and request phone calls from politicians.last_img read more