2 bodies found in West Berbice

first_imgThe bodies of two persons were discovered at their respective homes on the West Coast of Berbice on Thursday morning; one being in an advanced stage of decomposition.Forty-year-old Krishna Persaud was discovered lying on a bed in his Lot 185 Fourth Street, Section A, Bushlot, Berbice home.The discovery was made by the man’s daughter after neighbours had reported that a stench was coming from the building.Neighbours told Guyana Times that for several days, a stench was in the air and had become unbearable by Thursday morning.“We get the smell but we nah follow up the thing and last night, it get lil more heavy. We think all kinda thing (about what the smell could be). We say was a dog or maybe the burial ground (nearby) get a tomb that break, you know, and the smell coming this way,” a neighbour related.However, on Thursday morning, one of the immediate neighbours complained that the stench was too high to tolerate and that they could not even sleep the night prior.Dead: Panchawattie ManicSuspicions then arouse among the neighbours after they realised the smell was coming from Persaud’s home. Upon checking they saw that the door to Persaud’s home was locked from the inside, hence, residents became convinced that something may have happened to Persaud in his house.“We didn’t fight up (to go in the house or anything), we just check around for he. Then me nah know who tell he daughter and the girl come and we go by the window and open the louvers and see the man inside,” Ramo (only name given) told Guyana Times.At the time of the discovery, Persaud’s body was covered in maggots. Residents recalled last seeing him on Sunday but up to Thursday, had not realised he was missing.The house where the decomposed body of Krishna Persaud was foundThe 40-year-old man lived alone ever since his father passed away about a decade ago. Police are waiting on the results of an autopsy before they go further with the investigation.Meanwhile, a few villages away at Bath Settlement, the body of a 66-year-old woman was also found lying on her bed after neighbours broke into her Lot C 43 Pitt Street, Berbice home.Neighbours said Panchawattie Manic, called “Memo”, usually gets up at 05:30h every morning. However, when she was not seen by neighbours, they decided to break their way into the house at about 07:30h.According to neighbours, Manic was last seen at about 19:30h on Wednesday evening when she left a neighbour’s house.Manic lived alone in the upper flat of the house, while her brother lived the in the lower flat. Police are also awaiting the results of an autopsy in this case before proceeding with the investigation.last_img read more

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Furious Kerr accuses Simba of player tapping

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr giving out instructions to his players during their Kenyan Premier League clash against Bandari on March 3, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKAHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 27- A furious Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has threatened to report his former Tanzanian Premier League employers Simba SC of player tapping with reports emerging the side is angling a move for Francis Kahata just a day after signing Meddie Kagere.Kerr said he has received reports that there are a number of players the Tanzanian champions want to fish off from K’Ogalo, something that hasn’t gone down too well with him. “I am very disappointed because there are rules to be followed and if Simba want a player from Gor Mahia, then they have to follow the right channels. I have heard they are making agreements with Francis (Kahata). He still has one year to run in his contract and if they want him, they should talk to the club,” Kerr said.He added; “If they want Francis, they should be ready to spend millions and millions of dollars. They will not get him on the cheap. I am not happy with how they are doing things and if they continue this way, then I will have no choice than take action.”Kagere moved to Simba for a reported Sh7mn sign on fee as a free agent with his contract having expired.The departure took the club by surprise as they were in talks with the Rwandese over renewing his contract, but he was spotted in Dar es Salaam putting pen to paper.Meddie Kagere celebrates after scoring against Tanzania’s Simba SC in Gor Mahia’s 2-0 win in the SportPesa Super Cup final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“Meddie’s contract was over and I can’t blame him for making the move. He was free to make his choice. What I am disappointed of is how he did it. He lied to the chairman. I knew that he was in Rwanda, but next minute, he is in Tanzania signing a contract. But I wish him all the best in his new venture,” the tactician noted.According to Tanzanian press, Kahata has been one of the players high on Simba’s wishlist with the midfielder having rediscovered his form over the last two seasons, playing a pivotal role in Gor’s success.Arch rivals Young Africans (Yanga) were also said to be highly interested in the play-maker.Simba seem to be getting back at Kerr who was overjoyed early this month when he led Gor to beating them 2-0 in the final of the Sportpesa Super Cup with Kagere scoring one of the two goals.The Tanzanian champions are known not to be shy in spending money with their billionaire owner Mo Dewji said to be a man who can go at any lengths, including financial to land his targets.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr shares a joke with Simba SC stand-in coach Djuma Massoud before their SportPesa Super Cup final on June 10, 2018 at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKagere’s departure has left Gor with a sour taste in their months and with less than 72 hours before the transfer window shuts, the club is faced with a headache on how to replace the talisman.“It’s a bit tough because with three days, mid-season, how do you get a very good striker. I am still looking; maybe I will get one, maybe I won’t. We just need one striker, nothing more. But I am glad with how the players are doing now. We won 5-0 against Posta and that was a great response from them,” the coach said.The record 16-time Kenyan Premier League champions have been linked with a move for Ugandan midfielder Erisa Ssekisambu, but Kerr is non committal on whether or not they will sign the player.Meanwhile, there are reports of unrest within the Gor Mahia camp with players said to be disappointed in terms of monetary appreciation especially after their Super Cup win and progression to the CAF Confederation Cup final.Gor are set to play Sony Sugar at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu this Friday before switching their attention to the CECAFA Kagame Cup in Tanzania.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Porto v Chelsea FC: Five players who can heap misery on Mourinho

first_imgFor full match commentary of Porto v Chelsea, keep it talkSPORT from 7pm on Tuesday 29 September.With Chelsea’s dip in form continuing against Newcastle at the weekend, the pressure is still on manager Jose Mourinho.On Tuesday night he returns to his homeland to face Porto, the club he led to Champions League glory in 2004, in the same competition, knowing victory is a must.But the Portuguese giants will be no pushovers as they look to defeat the Premier League champions.They’ve got plenty of stars in their side after a summer of spending, although Jackson Martinez, Danilo and Alex Sandro were sold for big money.So who do Chelsea need to watch out for as they take on Porto at the Estadio do Dragao? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the right arrow above for five stars who could heap misery on Jose Mourinho… 5 5. Yacine Brahimi – The Algerian ace could give Branislav Ivanovic a real scare if he’s fit enough to start on Tuesday night. The rapid midfielder has got a bag full of tricks and pace to burn and was a steal of a signing at just €6.5m from Granada in 2014. A knee problem could see Brahimi miss out and Jose Mourinho would breathe a sigh of relief. 5 5 4. Maxi Pereira – The Uruguayan right-back will be the man Eden Hazard tries to evade tonight but Pereira won’t let him have an easy ride. He’s tenacious and won’t hold back if the Belgian is within tackling distance. Watch out for him going forward too, he hit five goals last season for former side Benfica. 3. Ruben Neves – A talented ball-player, Neves will be trying to make things tick for Porto. He’s just 18 years old but shows incredible maturity and if the Blues don’t get to grips with him, he could dictate the game. Don’t dismiss him as a plodding defensive midfielder, though, as he’s also got plenty of flair. 5 2.Giannelli Imbula – A €20million signing from Marseille in the summer, Imbula is capable of turning defence into attack at the drop of a hat. He’ll be looking to break up play and scuttle the ball forward. He’s a capable passer too so the Blues will do well to marshal him. There are reports, however, that Imbula is struggling to adapt, leading torumours of Tottenham and Southampton rekindling their interest. 5 1. Jesus Corona – Spritely winger Corona can play on either flank and is full of trickery and, perhaps more importantly, confidence. The 22-year-old has already netted three times for Porto this season following a move from FC Twente in August and is linking up well with his new team-mates. Nicknamed ‘Tecatito’ after a beer sold by ex-club Monterrey’s owners, he could have Jose Mourinho drowning his sorrows by the end of the night.last_img read more

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City charges animal group

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “By encouraging and condoning violence and terror, the Animal Defense League has made itself an outlaw organization,” Delgadillo said. “While the protection of animals is a worthy cause … the Animal Defense League has openly condoned terrorist acts and tactics and fanned the commission of violence.” Dr. Jerry Vlasak, an ADL-LA officer named along with his wife, Pamelyn Ferdin, in the complaint, called it ridiculous and a waste of taxpayers money. “Many of the charges we admit to doing, they’re perfectly legal in this free country of ours,” Vlasak said. “They include things like holding public officials responsible for their corruption and mismanagement, lies and a cover-up of horrific animal abuse, (and) vocal picketing, which is what our country’s forefathers lived and died for.” The 19-page complaint outlines a two-year intimidation campaign that includes posting pictures of animal control officers on its Web site – superimposed with bull’s eyes or bullet holes. VAN NUYS – Controversy continued to cloud the Department of Animal Services, with the city filing criminal conspiracy charges Friday against an animal rights group accused of terrorizing municipal workers and their families. The 14-count complaint charges the Animal Defense League-Los Angeles of conspiring to harass, intimidate and terrorize Animal Services Department employees. The ADL-LA has publicly acknowledged a lengthy intimidation campaign against the department and its employees that some credit for the firing late Thursday of General Manager Guerdon Stuckey. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo said he plans to seek the breakup of ADL-LA or a court injunction prohibiting further harassment. He will also seek to impose a $120,000 fine. It also says the ADL-LA condoned the violence and destruction advocated by an underground “domestic terrorist organization” known as the Animal Liberation Front. Vlasak, the acknowledged media spokesman for the Animal Liberation Front, created a national sensation this year when he suggested on CBS’s “60 Minutes” that any means – including murder – was justified in the defense of animals. The complaint comes a day after Villaraigosa fired Stuckey after he refused the mayor’s demands to resign. Villaraigosa insisted he did not cave into the demands of animal rights activists, who were vocally opposed to Stuckey. “I’ve given Mr. Stuckey five months to lead and succeed and I can tell you that in those five months, he’s been unable to demonstrate that he’s willing to do either,” he said. “That’s why I’ve made the decision to fire Stuckey, pure and simple.” Sources familiar with negotiations between Villaraigosa and Stuckey said Stuckey claimed he had been promised job security by aides to former Mayor James Hahn, who hired him. They also said Villaraigosa refused to agree to Stuckey’s demands for a severance payment of more half of his annual salary of $155,034. “What he was asking for was too much,” the source said. “The mayor decided he wouldn’t go along with that. So, he ended up with nothing.” Dana Bartholomew, (818) 713-3730 dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com 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

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Man accused of attacking motorists is remanded in custody

first_imgA man who attacked a number of motorists who were stuck in a traffic jam in Letterkenny after he had just been released from prison has been remanded in custody.Francis McConnell appeared by videolink before Letterkenny District Court this morning. It follows a series of incidents on Tuesday during which motorists were attacked in their cars in Letterkenny.A number of motorists sitting in their cars at Oldtown Bridge had their vehicles attacked just after 7.30pm.Although nobody was physically injured during the attacks, a number of motorists queued in traffic had their vehicles damaged.McConnell, aged 30, of no fixed abode but from Letterkenny, was arrested a short time later by Gardai after an alleged assault close to a McDonald’s fast-food outlet in the town.He was still wearing his grey prison tracksuit when arrested and brought to Letterkenny Garda station where he was detained.The accused appeared before Judge Deirdre Gearty where he was charged with criminal damage of a number of cars, assault and public order offences.Solicitor for the accused Patsy Gallagher again asked for all the necessary medical treatment to be given to his client.Mr Gallagher claimed “My client tried to get psychiatric help when he was released from prison yesterday morning but it is my understanding that he was refused.”Judge Gearty agreed to adjourn the case and remand McConnell in custody until next Thursday, August 15th to allow for directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions.She commented “This has been a very serious sequence and again we have separation of responsibilities – this is a very difficult situation where prison service approached it in a certain way and health services saw it differently.”Man accused of attacking motorists is remanded in custody was last modified: August 8th, 2019 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:attackdonegalFrancis McConnellletterkennyMOTORISTSlast_img read more

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Editor’s Note: Welcome To The New ReadWrite

first_imgWelcome to the new ReadWrite. Today we are relaunching this legendary tech site with a new name, a new design and a new approach. I’m thrilled to be joining ReadWrite as the site’s new editor-in-chief, and to be teaming up with Fredric Paul, a veteran tech journalist who is our new managing editor. And I’m very excited to tell you about our plans.Change, For The BetterFirst: I know change is scary. But if you’re one of ReadWriteWeb’s devoted long-time readers, please know that we remain committed to delivering the kind of smart, thoughtful analysis that you’ve come to expect from the site since its inception in 2003. We hope to build on that legacy and add to it.As for our new name, the rationale for the change is pretty simple. Technology has evolved beyond the Web, and we’re adapting to keep up with the changing digital media landscape.The new design is fresh, clean and modern, and easy to navigate. The top box lets us highlight a story that we think is really important, and enables us to run big, beautiful photos and illustrations. Tags:#Op-Ed#ReadWrite dan lyons Related Posts Tablet FirstWhat you might not notice at first is that the site has been rebuilt with a tablet-first approach, meaning that instead of starting with a PC and browser as our reference and then scaling that design down to mobile devices, our designers and engineers used mobile as a starting point and worked out from there. We’ve built a proprietary publishing system called Orion that has been developed under the direction of the experienced and talented John Vars and Eric Dahl.You’ll find that as you move across your various devices – laptop/desktop, tablet, smartphone – the site seamlessly adapts itself to where you are, rearranging itself as if by magic. It’s incredibly responsive and smooth, and boasts slick new features like variable scrolling, contextually aware smart feeds, deeper social integration and improved navigation. This new design was dreamed up and brought to life by our creative director, Alex Schleifer, and the world-class designers and engineers on his team.ReadWrite’s Expanded CoverageBut all that stuff has to do with how you read. Let’s talk about what you read. We have a great core staff of writers, and over time you’ll start to see some evolution in the tone and scope of our coverage.We’re doubling down on mobile, because that’s where the action is. The mobile computing wave is the biggest thing that’s happened in the 25 years that I’ve been writing about technology. But it’s more than that. Mobile devices combined with social networks are evolving into a new mass medium that will displace television and define our age.As for the tone: We want to turn our writers loose and let them write from the heart, in ways that are more personal, passionate, provocative and fun than ever before. We want ReadWrite to be a lively place filled with wit and energy, a place where you find great stories told in a convincing, engaging way, with brains and a point of view.We also plan to bring in a wider mix of voices, inviting interesting people from across our industry to share their ideas and opinions. These will include entrepreneurs, investors, authors, academics, industry executives and, most of all, readers.The best thing about digital publishing is that the audience can be part of the show. We really want to find ways to turn readers into contributors, so that ultimately the site belongs to them as much as to us. In our vision of success, ReadWrite becomes not so much a publication as a conversation. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The Say Media ConnectionReadWriteWeb was launched in 2003 by Richard MacManus, a visionary writer and pioneer of online publishing who built a devoted global following. Richard remains a hero to us, and every day we remain mindful of the need to live up to the standards he set.Last year ReadWriteWeb was acquired by Say Media, a forward-looking media company from San Francisco that operates a stable of properties including XOJane, Dogster, Catster, Remodelista and Gardenista. Say Media started out as an advertising network, so it understands the business side of the equation as well as the importance of powerful content that keeps readers coming back for more. Also part of the Say Media family (we call ourselves “Sayers”) is an incredibly talented engineering team behind our award-winning Orion publishing platform. As the media business increasingly becomes a technology business, teaming up with this kind of visionary talent gives us a huge advantage. We’re able to optimize the way you view the site to ensure an amazing experience online and on mobile devices.SAY’s management roster reads like an all-star team of digital publishing. These folks really get the Internet. Our CEO and co-founder, Matt Sanchez, is a techie who studied engineering and computer science at Yale. Our president, Kim Kelleher, was previously the publisher of Time magazine. (Yes, that Time magazine.) See why we’re excited?The History Of Dan LyonsAs for me, I’m joining from Newsweek, where I was technology editor. Before going to Newsweek I spent a decade at Forbes. I also created The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs, in the persona known as Fake Steve Jobs. Fake Steve will not be making any appearances on ReadWrite. But his spirit of candor and irreverence remains part of everything I write.So: we are blessed to have the best of both worlds. We have a great brand built on the legacy created by Richard MacManus; and we have the support of a smart, growing, tech-savvy parent company. Now it’s up to us – and to you – to figure out what ReadWrite will become next. The only way to find out is to leap into the digital stream and start experimenting. Some stuff will work, some stuff won’t. We’re pretty sure you’ll tell us which is which.We promise you that we will do our best to find great stories, to be entertaining, witty and passionate, to write from the heart, to tell you what we really think, to admit mistakes when we make them and to deliver the best coverage of the digital revolution that we can. We hope you will come along with us and become part of creating the future.last_img read more

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BJP leader, senior cop arrested in Assam cash-for-job scam

first_imgAssam Police have arrested three persons, including a BJP leader and a senior police official for trying to influence the probe into the cash-for-job scam which has rocked the State, an official said on Monday.Vice-president of ruling BJP’s Darrang unit Sailen Sarma Barua, deputy superintendent of police (DSP) of Duliajan Kabita Das and businessman Surajit Chaudhury were held last night, Dibrugarh district superintendent of police Gautam Bora said.“We have arrested DSP Kabita Das last night. She has already been taken to Guwahati and is being interrogated,” Mr. Bora said. “Two more persons were arrested from Darrang and Guwahati. One is Sailen Sarma Barua who is the vice-president of ruling BJP’s Darrang unit and an advocate from Mangaldoi and the other is a businessman named Surajit Chaudhury,” he added.According to official sources, the duo was trying to influence the probe by meeting judges at the Guwahati High Court. The Dibrugarh Police is investigating the scam at the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) in which a total 67 people including the former APSC chairman Rakesh Kumar Paul and over 55 civil services officials have been arrested.On July 18, another 19 officers of Assam Civil Services (ACS), Assam Police Services (APS) and other allied services of the 2016 batch were held. APS officer Pallavi Sharma, the daughter of BJP MP R.P. Sharma, was among them. In November last year, former Congress Minister Nilamani Sen Deka’s son Rajarshi Sen Deka was also arrested for allegedly landing a job through unfair means.Dibrugarh police had earlier arrested 35 government officials in the scam, including the prime accused Paul, Commission member Samedur Rahman and Basanta Kumar Doley and Assistant Controller of Examinations Pabitra Kaibarta.last_img read more

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‘Indian athletes inject themselves all the time’

first_imgA former national champion who competed at the Asian level, gave this account of the underbelly of Indian athletics. To protect his identity, he is not being named.The situation in Indian athletics today is what it was like in East Germany in the 1970s and ’80s. Taking performance – enhancing,A former national champion who competed at the Asian level, gave thisaccount of the underbelly of Indian athletics. To protect his identity,he is not being named.The situation in Indian athletics today is what it was like in East Germany in the 1970s and ’80s. Taking performance – enhancing drugs is routine. You take food, you take steroids. In Sunita Rani’s case, she got caught and the others got away. Everybody, somewhere or the other, is on it.Ideally, as an athlete you should explore your capacity, test the limit of what you can do in timings or distance on your own ability. Only when you find yourself stagnating should you think of taking steroids. But here athletes rely on steroids from the very beginning.Knowledge about dope is passed on through word of mouth, between athletes, even from chemists outside stadiums. Abroad you can’t buy drugs over the counter. Here you get steroids and you get free advice. Doping is a science, it | needs to be planned. Here it’s not.If anyone cared enough to go to an athletics meet in India, they would be horrified. Athletes inject themselves all the time: a doctor may insist a 10 ml injection must only be given through a glucose drip. The athlete says damn it, tells a friend to hold his arm down and jabs himself.Once you are in athletics it’s difficult to snap out of this cycle. If you get to the top and begin to plateau out, you will get desperate. It’s almost a nasha – you keep pushing yourself to take more and more and more.advertisementDoping used to happen on the quiet but now that coaches from the old Soviet states have come to India, it is all in the open. The 1998 Asian Track and Field Meet is like a landmark date. But the “Russians” will never tell you what they are giving you.If they told you, then unka patta kat jaayega. Who will want their services? When I was running with an injury once and a doctor gave me an injection, I asked him what it was and he said, “Don’t worry, no problem.” Language is a big problem with them.Coaches also know what the athletes take, in fact sometimes they tell you to take the stuff. But what the Russians do, what they give you, even the coaches don’t know. People ask me if these coaches help. I say only one thing: if Bangladesh asks India for a coach, will we send our best people? No, why should we? Certainly the foreign coaches we have are not the best there are.People think we are badly off but athletes in India get comforts. I have friends who train in the US and it’s a tough life. Here in camp, everything is free: we train in the morning, come back to our rooms, sleep, rest, get up, eat lunch, play cards and do some training.We don’t have to think about anything else. have their levels and targets like everyone else: some take steroids to be at the national level, others just to be in the national camp, others to make it at the Asian level and so on. But doping is more common than people outside sports believe, so they should not be surprised if Indian athletes get caught.-with Labonita Ghosh and Arun Ramlast_img read more

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Messi should reconsider retirement: Indian football fraternity

first_imgNew Delhi, June 26 (PTI) Indian football fraternity today expressed shock and surprise at the sudden international retirement of Argentine superstar Lionel Messi with some hoping that he will reconsider his decision. Former Indian captain Bhaichung Bhutia said that 29-year-old Messi must have taken the decision in an emotional moment after losing the Copa America summit clash against Chile in the United States. “It was unfortunate. It seems it was an emotional decision and he must reconsider it. 29 is not the right age to retire. Diego Maradonna should request Messi to reconsider the decision,” he said. “Messi, you are a champion. You cant give up so easily. We cant see you retire so early. Hope you would take time to rethink,” he added. India national team Technical Director Scott ODonnell said he expects Messi to play in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. “I will be surprised if he does not play in 2018 World Cup in Russia,” ODonnell said. Former India international Nirmal Chettri said, “Rush to take decision on the intl football. No doubt theres much to deliver from the Genius. Legend dont give up easily????” Another ex-India international Anadi Barua said, “Big loss for international football and for fans across the world.” Former Indian cricket team captain Bishan Singh Bedi tweeted, “Lionel Messi retires .. really devastated by his own greatness ..!! Sport doesnt spare even the greatest..one has to live with it..& move on!!”. PTI PDS SSC PDSlast_img read more

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