Suspect in Police custody

first_imgBelle West murderOne suspect has been held for the murder of a mechanic from Belle West, West Bank Demerara, who succumbed to his injuries six days after allegedly being beaten by a group of drunken neighbours.The house where Yogeshwar Shivcharran lived with his familyOn Tuesday, Guyana Times learnt that after Police investigations into the death of 31-year old Yogeshwar Shivcharran, a male suspect has been taken in Police custody. This follows reports that three women connected to several male suspects were also questioned but released on Monday.According to information reaching this publication, the file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice and charges are expected to be laid against the suspect, after a post mortem examination is performed on Shivcharran’s body. This newspaper was also informed that this examination will be conducted sometime today.The dead auto mechanic’s relatives explained on Monday that the man suffered from regular seizures which became worse over the past two weeks. Reports stated that Shivcharran in a mental episode on the evening of Monday, July 4, removed his clothing and approached his neighbours who were consuming alcohol next door.Guyana Times was told that the men in a drunken state became annoyed by Shivcharran’s behaviour and reportedly pelted him with beer bottles before allegedly beating him to his head and about the body. The injured man was treated at the West Demerara Regional Hospital before succumbing to his injuries late Sunday evening.His common-law wife Aresa Persaud had explained that at the time of the alleged beating, she and her daughter had locked themselves in the house as they were afraid of the now dead mechanic’s behaviour. Persaud further stated that her husband then went downstairs and it was a little while later that she heard what sounded like the beating.Persaud added that relatives made several reports to the La Grange Police Station last Tuesday and onwards, but no suspects were held at that time. Shivcharran was a father of two.last_img read more

Skoolboy Wizzy On His Musical Inspiration

first_imgPopularly known for his catchy Gbema tunes and a dance hall beat, Skoolboy Wizzy has now opened up about the inspiration behind all of his music.The singer who just released another hit with Friday the Cellphone Man called “My Women” a remix, said as an artist he gets inspired by listening to reggae music and thinking about daily life occurrences (problems, fights, relationship issues and being lonely).“When I’m listing to these songs I usually create a blank thought in my mind so that I can be able to translate such a thought in a better way that fans will like. “Another thing I usually do is to write a first draft of my inspiration before I begin editing it,” Skoolboy explained.Nothing you write is by accident, Wizzy said, so sometimes it takes him one or two weeks to complete a single and make it fit for fans’ taste. “I feel that if I cannot write down my thoughts, nobody will do it for me,” he told LIB Life.“I’m a versatile singer; so I already know the kinds of music my fans want. When I’m releasing a new song, it is something good that wil inspired them,” Skoolboy added.Discussing his new song, Wizzy explained that it was not written; but that it came through feelings, emotions and love stories, which he used to relate to others by including African women and Liberian women. “I added Friday the Cellphone Man in it because I wanted to do it the traditional way – for our old people. Friday has the spirit and voice to bring old and new together. So I put him on the track so that these two fan bases (old and young) could be able to relate and dance to it,” Wizzy added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Police raid strip club, hotel

first_img…41 illegal foreigners arrested…investigating possible human trafficking ringMembers of the Guyana Police Force early Friday morning launched a major sting operation at the Diamond Nightclub and Hotel on George Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown. The raid commenced around 07:00h as investigators swooped down and cordoned off the area and closed in on the club and hotel. During the raid, approximately 41 foreign nationals along with eight employees were arrested and a quantity of narcotics was also discovered on the premises.The Diamond Nightclub and HotelCrime Chief Paul Williams at a press conference told reporters that the Police received information that led to the early morning raid at the popular strip joint.“We had an exercise headed by CID HQ and Major Crimes Unit along with other agencies. In view of information we received we went to a known business club in Georgetown and we conducted some exercises there and we would have found 41 foreign nationals, some narcotic drugs were seized, some employees and we are conducting investigations,” Williams informed.Police escorting some of the foreigners during the early morning raidThe Crime Chief related that the narcotics were not found on a particular person; rather it was discovered on the property of the Diamond Nightclub and Hotel.Investigators suspect the women are here illegally as dancers for the nightclub. It is suspected that the girls are from Brazil, Dominica and Colombia while questions have been raised as to whether they have been trafficked to Guyana.When asked about the legality of the foreigners, as well as if they were trafficked to Guyana, Williams stated that they are unclear whether it is so but did indicate that they are investigating all possible angles.The foreigners remain in Police custody, as investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

Cheating could push out 28 Air Force Academy cadets

first_imgAIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) – Nineteen freshman cadets at the Air Force Academy have admitted cheating on a test of general knowledge about their branch of the military, and nine others are under investigation, the school said Wednesday. The cadets admitted obtaining answers to a test and forwarding them through an Internet social group and private computer messages. Academy spokesman Johnny Whitaker said the test was part of a weekly series of exams that covered everything from quotes by famous military leaders to current events. The tests do not affect cadets’ grade-point averages, but they must pass to advance to the second year. “Our mission here is to produce leaders of character. You don’t want someone flying on your wing who you don’t trust,” Whitaker said. Of 28 students caught up in the probe, 19 are athletes, but the school declined to identify their teams, citing privacy issues. Whitaker said other cadets reported the cheating Feb. 2. The 19 cadets who admitted cheating will face a cadet advisory panel that will suggest a punishment that could include probation to expulsion. The other nine will face a full honor court review to determine their involvement. 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

Funding received for second phase of the Northeast Air Monitoring Project

first_imgThe money is coming from the provincial government, the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission, Spectra Energy and the Science and Community Environmental Knowledge fund.“With the increased development of oil and gas in the region, our residents have expressed concerns over the potential impact on air quality and any subsequent health risks,” Peace River South MLA, Mike Bernier said in a written statement. “Phase Two of the Northeast Air Monitoring Project demonstrates our government’s commitment to practicing sustainable resource development that protects our environment and the health of our citizens by ensuring the public has transparent access to information on air quality.”Phase two is said to help inform future air emission decisions and public health protection in the region with a specific focus on:Assessing ambient air quality in northeast B.C. based on new monitoringRefining air monitoring networks based on these assessmentsPublic outreach with local communities, industry and First Nations in northeast B.C. to share information about air qualityEvaluating long-term options for managing ambient air monitoring in the region- Advertisement -The project was first announced in June 2012 to address public concerns regarding possible impacts on human health from air emissions related to oil and gas activities.As part of phase one of the project, three new portable air monitoring stations were established in December 2013 and January 2014.The stations are located at Doig River, Farmington Community Hall and Tomslake.Advertisement Each station measures concentrations of sulphur dioxide and total reduced sulphur traditionally associated with oil and gas development.There are currently nine air monitoring stations located in northeast B.C.last_img read more

Man United fans won’t believe their eyes when they see this!

first_imgHe won Champions League crowns with Bayern Munich and Man United, collected five league titles and played 42 times for England, yet for some reason Owen Hargreaves is continually derided as a ‘sicknote’ player who uploaded videos of himself training onto YouTube.However, the Canadian-born former star showed that he’s still got magic in his feet by scoring a sumptuous ‘rabona’ goal in BT Sport’s studios. Seemingly trying to emulate Erik Lamela’s wonder-strike a fortnight ago, Hargreaves managed to bend the ball over two static dummies and into the top corner. Wondeful stuff.last_img

AT LAST! SLIEVE LEAGUE FINALLY PUT ON THE TOURISM MAP

first_imgEUROPE’S highest sea cliffs at Slieve League are to be finally put on the tourist map – giving a boost to south west Donegal.For years the incredible 600-metre high cliffs were ignored by tourism bosses (and some would say the entire county.)Now Slieve League is to be included in an “end-of-the-world” road trip drive route taking in the Atlantic coastline and stretching to Co Cork. Tourism bosses are hoping the route will appeal to Americans and Europeans on a trip to rival California’s Pacific Coast Highway.It’s already being called the “Wild Atlantic Drive” – so let’s hope tourists are encouraged to drive the entire route or Donegal will miss out again!“We’ll be pitching this at people who want to come over and have an authentic experience and enjoy not only Irish landscapes, but also the company of Irish people,” said Alex Connolly from Tourism Ireland.“It will be for people who are looking for that rugged, authentic Irish experience, the Ireland that at one stage – before the discovery of America – was considered the end of the world, but still has that remoteness and beauty about it.” The proposed route hasn’t been finalised – and it’s not known if it tourists will be encouraged to start the trip in Donegal or Cork. (Our best bet says it will be Cork).The route could be ready and designated in time for the 2013 tourism season.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comAT LAST! SLIEVE LEAGUE FINALLY PUT ON THE TOURISM MAP was last modified: January 12th, 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:bord faultydonegalsliabh liagSlieve Leaguetouristslast_img read more

Sweet little sisters

first_imgVAN NUYS – If the Soda Pop Girls sell as sweetly as they smell, MGA Entertainment will have another success in its saucy toy lineup. The little sisters to the wildly popular Bratz dolls are making a splash since hitting stores last month. Each of the scented miniature dolls comes with a pet and is a packaged in a faux soda bottle. The Soda Pops are Amanda Appletina, Belinda Bluebella, Gaby Grapelina and Susie Strawbella. Susie’s companion is the tongue-twisting Cha-Cha Chocolate Chihuahua. “These are some of the little things that kids get into,” said Isaac Larian, president and CEO of Van Nuys-based MGA. “I can see two girls getting together and saying, `Can you say this five times fast?”‘ MGA has blossomed into a $2-billion brand since Bratz were born in 2001. The multi-ethnic dolls, with cartoonish heads, trendy clothes and a grip of attitude, were an instant hit. Almost 100 million have been sold. “Bratz took a huge chunk out of Barbie sales,” said Cliff Annicelli, editor of Playthings Magazine. “The Bratz have this more modern kind of hip-hop flare to them. They look more like girls who would hang out with Beyonce than Barbie would.” On April 11, the dolls will release their second CD and third DVD movie. A feature film is in production, and the privately owned company is considering going public. Even after the success of Bratz, MGA has had some flops, such as the Sugar Planet and 4-Ever Best Friends dolls. But Larian said they’ve found another winner. In some regions, he said, Soda Pop Girls are outperforming Bratz, which themselves have seen double-digit sale increases over last year. A Soda Pop commercial began airing on Nickelodeon last week. Unlike Bratz, which are fashion dolls, the Soda Pop Girls are shorter and target a younger audience. “Polly Pocket virtually owns this category at the moment,” said Chris Byrnes, known professionally as The Toy Guy. “But MGA has done really good marketing in the past. If they can do it again, they’ll run with it.” Brad A. Greenberg, (818) 713-3634 brad.greenberg@dailynews.com AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

FINN VALLEY AC 5K RESULTS MARCH25 RACE

first_imgPlaceTimeNumberFirstNameSurnameCategoryClub116.14442IvanToner–Letterkenny AC216.16461PaulWard–Tír Chonaill AC316.22493DarrenMc Glinchey–Finn Valley AC416.58448AdamFriel–Letterkenny AC517.05373GerardBogle–Individual617.11487KieranCarlin–Finn Valley AC717.13462MartinO’Halloran–Tír Chonaill AC817.42546HumphreyMurphySMLetterkenny AC917.51469JoeEnglish–Letterkenny AC1018.16543DarraghCrossan–Letterkenny AC1118.20552PaddyMc Daid–Letterkenny AC1218.21374AidanMc Kenna–Letterkenny AC1318.41476Michael SnrPenrose–Individual1418.43498DrewDoherty–Finn Valley AC1518.47477RyanPorter–Finn Valley AC1618.50458GerardGallagher–Individual1718.56492JohnMc Glinchey–Finn Valley AC1818.59379AaronKellySMIndividual1919.00407BenDunleavy–Letterkenny AC2019.01401BenGeorgeM35+Letterkenny AC2119.03485SeamusFerryM40+Individual2219.05405KieranKelly–Finn Valley AC2319.06455GlenDuncan–Individual2419.07366ColmMooney–Individual2519.10457DonalRowan–Finn Valley AC2619.17378DannyMc Geehan–Finn Valley AC2719.19509PatO’DonnellSMIndividual2819.22361BronaghO’Gara–24/7 Triathlon2919.23523JosephGallagherSMIndividual3019.24454AaronMc GlynnSMIndividual3119.25521PatrickMc ConigleyJMMilford AC3219.28364MargaretKelly–24/7 Triathlon3319.30456DarrenWallace–Individual3419.36464HughGallagher–Finn Valley AC3519.39447TeresaDoherty–Inishowen AC3619.41563PaulFrielM40+Individual3719.42371TomThompson–Finn Valley AC3819.43472ColmCleary–Individual3919.43365PauricKelly–24/7 Triathlon4019.44450Sean PaulByrne–Finn Valley AC4119.45514JoeCarlin–Finn Valley AC4219.46372SeanFoley–Finn Valley ACFINN VALLEY AC 5K RESULTS MARCH25 RACE was last modified: March 29th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

Man United target Kroos, Chelsea want World Cup star, Everton eye Celtic ace

first_img targets 3 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Golovin has impressed for Russia at the World Cup Latest Transfer News 3 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Rangers are poised to tie up a double loan move for Roma striker Umar Sadiq and Mali international midfielder Lassana Coulibaly. The Ibrox club have reached an agreement with Angers in France to bring in 22-year-old Coulibaly. Now he and 21-year-old Nigerian Sadiq will join Steven Gerrard’s posse of summer signings, pending the award of work permits. (Daily Mail)Everton are weighing up a move for Celtic star Kieran Tierney. Left-back Tierney, 21, has been identified by Everton as a potential long-term successor to Leighton Baines, 33. And they are considering a move to make the impressive Scotland defender one of their big additions during new boss Marco Silva’s first transfer window. (Daily Mirror)French club Lille are set to launch a £5million bid for Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic. The troubled Liga 1 side are rebuilding after the departure of coach Marcelo Bielsa and a narrow escape from relegation in the final weeks of the season. (Daily Mail) Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Chelsea midfielder Jeremie Boga is in talks over a move to Italian side Sassuolo. The 21-year-old Ivory Coast international has made one brief appearance for Chelsea, starting against Burnley last season before coming off after 18 minutes when Gary Cahill was sent off. He spent the rest of the season on loan at Birmingham City scoring twice in 31 appearances. (Daily Mail)Unai Emery is close to finalising his midfield for next season following positive contract talks with Aaron Ramsey and the planned completion of a £26million deal for Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira. (Daily Telegraph)Arsenal are set to complete their deal for Borussia Dortmund star Sokratis Papastathopoulos next week. Arsenal have been after Papastathopoulos for several weeks but a deal has proven more difficult to get done than expected. The 30-year-old Greece international is now expected to put the finishing touches to his £17m transfer soon. (Daily Star) TOP WORK Sokratis Papastathopoulos in action for Borussia Dortmund LIVING THE DREAM three-way race REVEALED 3 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Southampton are prepared to listen to offers for goalkeeper Fraser Forster and may allow him to leave on loan. Mark Hughes is pressing to sign Angus Gunn from Manchester City and has tied Alex McCarthy down to a new contract. (Daily Mail)Wolves have asked about Juventus striker Andrea Favilli. The 6ft 3ins Italy U21 international spent last season on loan at Ascoli and scored five goals in 12 games before injuring a cruciate ligament in his knee. Wolves are weighing up a number of options for their attack but also want to strengthen elsewhere and are considering a bid for Swansea City defender Alfie Mawson. (Daily Mail)Derby are considering a bid of around £12million from Leeds United for striker Matej Vydra. Championship top scorer Vydra has emerged as one of recently appointed head coach Marcelo Bielsa’s prime targets this summer at Leeds. (Daily Mail) moving on IN DEMAND Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Here’s a round-up of all the top football headlines and transfer-related gossip from Friday’s newspapers… Manchester United are set to pursue the summer signing of Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos. Kroos’ name figured prominently in recent talks held by United manager José Mourinho and the club’s chief executive, Ed Woodward, on 2018/19 squad planning. It is understood that Mourinho feels he would be the ideal addition to the side’s midfield, and that his presence in the engine room could bring out the best in Paul Pogba. (AS)Chelsea have initiated talks with the representatives of CSKA Moscow midfielder Aleksandr Golovin. The 22-year-old has been watched by the Stamford Bridge club for over a year and has also been discussed by Arsenal. Golovin was an early summer target of many of Europe’s elite clubs, but interest in the midfielder has intensified following his impressive displays for Russia at the World Cup. (Daily Mail) LATEST RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets last_img read more