Farmer killed by masked gunman

first_img…girlfriend in custodyA 73-year-old coconut farmer of Grant Maria’s Delight, Lower Pomeroon River, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), was shot dead at his home by a masked man.Dead is Deonarine (only name), also known as “Russian”.It was reported that on Friday evening about 18:30h, the man had just returned home after collecting his 47-year-old girlfriend, when he heard someone knocking on his door. Guyana Times was told when Deonarine opened the door, a masked man with a gun was standing in the entrance.The woman, who witnessed the entire incident told the Police after seeing the gunman, she attempted to grab the gun, but he whipped out a knife, which she also grabbed.Meanwhile, the farmer tried to flee the scene, but was chased by the gunman after the woman failed in her efforts to stop him.This publication was told that the woman was pushed by the suspect who ran after the pensioner and shot him to the left side of his abdomen before making his escape.The badly injured farmer was rushed to the Oscar Joseph District Hospital in Charity, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.This newspaper understands that the now dead man was a re-migrant, who returned to the Pomeroon and invested significant sums in the coconut industry. He was managing and living alone on the coconut estate. His body is at the hospital mortuary awaiting a post-mortem.His girlfriend remains in custody, as Police continue their investigation.Residents in the area told Guyana Times that Deonarine was a very kind person and expressed shock at the incident.“Surely the killer came to kill and it’s not a robbery,” a neighbour said.last_img read more

Read More »

Arsenal hat-trick hero, United’s French stars, Chelsea boss who last beat Magpies – PL quiz

first_imgNewcastle v Chelsea is live on talkSPORT on 26 September at 5.30pm.Leicester host Arsenal, but how much do you remember about the clash between the two sides in 1997 when a marvellous hat-trick was scored?Elsewhere, Man United striker Anthony Martial will be hoping to continue his goal scoring form, so here, talkSPORT asks if you know your Old Trafford French stars.Click the start button below to try these 10 tough quiz questions.About | Privacy | Terms Which other French players have played for Man United? 1last_img

Read More »

JUNIOR MINISTER TRIED TO HAVE HIS DAUGHTER’S WORK EXPERIENCE CHANGED FROM LETTERKENNY GENERAL

first_imgA Junior Government Minister contacted his daughter’s college to have her work experience changed from Letterkenny General Hospital to Sligo General Hospital.Junior minister for primary care Alex White sent an email from his Oireachtas account to NUI Galway, where his daughter is a medical student.He wanted to have her one-year work placement switched from the Donegal hospital to Sligo Regional Hospital – but received no response from NUI Galway. It is not expected the Labour party will take any action to be taken after Mr White admitted he should not have sent the email from his official Oireachtas account.“Alex has put his hands up,” the Labour source told the Irish Independent.It is understood that Mr White has briefed party colleagues about his actions but has received no reprimand from Mr Gilmore.In a statement, he said that he had sent an email from his Oireachtas account on behalf of his daughter, seeking to have her student medical placement switched from Letterkenny to Sligo “for family reasons”. “I should have taken greater care to ensure it was sent from a personal email account,” he said. Mr White said that he had not referred to himself in the email as a junior minister and instead signed it in the names of himself and his wife.However, it is understood that it is standard practice for third-level institutions like NUI Galway to deal with students themselves in relation to course issues – not with their parents. JUNIOR MINISTER TRIED TO HAVE HIS DAUGHTER’S WORK EXPERIENCE CHANGED FROM LETTERKENNY GENERAL was last modified: November 18th, 2013 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:Alex WhiteLetterkenny General HospitalNUI Galwaylast_img read more

Read More »

Tottenham v Chelsea: Bakayoko and Morata start, Trippier passed fit

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesTiémoué Bakayoko makes his debut for Chelsea and Alvaro Morata also starts in Tottenham’s first home league game at Wembley.Bakayoko has been rushed back from a knee problem as Chelsea are short of midfield options because of Cesc Fabregas’ suspension.Gary Cahill is also banned, so there is a starting place for Andreas Christensen.Morata’s inclusion sees Michy Batshuayi drop to the bench, where he is joined by Pedro, who has been struggling with an ankle injury.Youngsters Kyle Scott and Fikayo Tomori are also among the Blues substitutes.Tottenham full-back Kieran Trippier returns after an ankle problem.Spurs are without the injured Danny Rose, Erik Lamela and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou.Tottenham: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Wanyama, Dembele, Eriksen, Alli, Kane.Subs: Vorm, Walker-Peters, Wimmer, Winks, Sissoko, Son, Janssen.Chelsea: Courtois, Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Moses, Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso, Willian, Morata.Subs: Caballero, Musonda, Kenedy, Scott, Tomori, Batshuayi, Pedro. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Read More »

SA banks ‘sound, well capitalised’

first_img1 March 2012 South Africa’s banks are sound and well capitalised, weathered the global financial crisis well, and have no exposure to the eurozone debt crisis, the Reserve Bank said in response to Moody’s downgrading of the country’s five major banks. On Wednesday, Moody’s Investors Service downgraded by one notch the senior debt and deposit ratings of the Standard Bank of South Africa, Absa Bank Limited, FirstRand Bank Limited, Nedbank Limited, and Investec Bank Ltd. Moody’s also downgraded by one notch the subordinated debt instruments of the same banks mentioned, in addition to African Bank Limited’s EMTN subordinated debt programme ratings.Not driven by individual bank weaknesses According to Moody’s, the rating action was not driven by any deterioration in the standalone financial strength or financial performance of the banks themselves. Rather, it was motivated by what the agency saw as growing fiscal challenges that could constrain the South African government’s ability to bail the banks out in the event of a crisis. According to to Moody’s, South Africa’s financial authorities would have difficult policy choices to make if many of the country’s banks were to call for state financial support at the same time.Banks ‘unlikely to need state help’ The South African Reserve Bank said in response that it remained of the view that South Africa’s banks “are sound, well capitalised, profitable and providing investors with acceptable returns. “The five banks weathered the global financial crisis well, have no exposures to the Sovereign debt crisis of certain troubled European countries, and remain largely focused on the rand-based South African economy,” the central bank said in a statement. “Thus the likelihood of systemic support required by these banks in the immediate future is considered to be low.” Source: BuaNews, with additional reporting by SAinfolast_img read more

Read More »

New group offers enhanced food industry engagement

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT), with assistance from Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, has created an initiative designed to support the aspirations of food small business owners who are trying to take their businesses to the next level.CIFT’s Small Business Mentoring Group (SBMG) is for businesses that are making a product in an Ohio Department of Agriculture licensed facility with less than $1 million in sales. The aim is to provide unique insights and enhance the development of value-added food products in Ohio.“We are excited to partner with CIFT to deliver a truly unique member value opportunity. This group, with CIFT’s leadership, will help our members gain business insights and networking to help them grow and be more successful,” said Tim Hicks, Ohio Farm Bureau business development field director. “We appreciate strategic partners like CIFT. In furthering our mission to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities, this collaboration will strengthen Ohio’s food community in ways that each organization independently would be challenged to achieve.”Participants in SBMG receive:Company logo and basic information displayed on the CIFT website and included in promotional materials for SBMG;At least one in-person networking event to meet and engage with fellow businesses from across Ohio; andAccess to a private, interactive engagement via Facebook related to:Networking opportunities with similar businesses and industry expertsMaterials and information representing best practices for food companiesActivities to test knowledge and identify growth/scaling opportunitiesInsights and updates from others in the food processing industryThe group is free for Ohio Farm Bureau members, but space is limited. To find out more and apply to join the Small Business Mentoring Group, contact CIFT at info@ciftinnovation.org or visit ciftinnovation.org.last_img read more

Read More »

Researcher sues over misconduct investigation

first_imgA researcher under investigation by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston is suing the institution, claiming it has wrongfully damaged his career. The investigation into the lab of cardiac stem cell scientist Piero Anversa came to light in April, when the journal Circulation retracted a 2012 paper from the lab, and The Lancet issued an “expression of concern” about another. Now, The Boston Globe reports that Anversa and a Harvard associate professor in his lab, Annarosa Leri, are suing the hospital and Harvard Medical School in a U.S. District Court for an unspecified amount. They claim the investigations harmed their reputations and cost them millions by derailing a deal to sell their stem cell company, Autologous/Progenital. According to the Globe, Anversa claims that the evidence of misconduct uncovered in the investigation—including image and data manipulation—are solely the responsibility of Jan Kajstura, a former member of the lab and first author on the retracted paper.last_img read more

Read More »

Heat clamp down on Giannis Antetokounmpo, top Bucks

first_imgBREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Milwaukee got within 82-81 on a 3-pointer by Tony Snell with 2:42 left. Richardson made a pair of free throws, Wade had Miami’s next four points on a pair of midrange jumpers, and the Heat finished on a 12-6 run with Richardson’s dunk the exclamation point“Play of the game,” Wade said.The Bucks missed 12 of their first 14 shots from the field and were 0 for 13 from 3-point range before finally getting one of those to fall.It tied a franchise-best for fewest points allowed in a first quarter by the Heat, and Antetokounmpo was held scoreless in an opening quarter for the second time in his last 129 games.The Bucks scored 30 points in the second quarter and took a 38-37 lead at the half, but Miami opened the third on a 14-2 run and kept the lead the rest of the way. Bledsoe said Wade’s two late jumpers were the difference.“D-Wade being D-Wade,” Bledsoe said.TIP-INSBucks: Even with the loss, the last time Milwaukee (22-10) got off to a better 32-game start to the season was 1990-91 (24-8). … It was a tough turnaround, schedule-wise, for Milwaukee. The Bucks played an 8 p.m. game in Boston on Friday, and their plane didn’t get to the gate in Miami until 3:34 a.m. Saturday. “I guess I’d be lying if I didn’t say this was one of the more unique (back-to-backs) I’ve seen in all my years,” Budenholzer said.Heat: Miami outrebounded Milwaukee 56-48. … The win was Miami’s 500th regular-season victory at AmericanAirlines Arena, their home since Jan. 2, 2000. They’re now 500-274.YEAR OF WAITING PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Embiid, Simmons lead 76ers over short-handed Raptors “They tried to hit us first, they were physical with us,” said Antetokounmpo, whose previous season-low was 12 points. “We came from a back-to-back, but that’s not an excuse for us. We didn’t make shots, we had a lot of open looks that didn’t go in, but just being able to stick around and be in the game and have a chance to win says a lot about this team.”Richardson scored 16 points and Wade had 13 for Miami. Hassan Whiteside had 11 points and 13 rebounds, and Kelly Olynyk and Johnson each scored 11 points for the Heat.Middleton scored 18 points and Eric Bledsoe added 17 for the Bucks, who shot 37 percent from the field — and 9 for 43 from 3-point range. It was the sixth-worst 3-point percentage in NBA history for a team taking at least 40 shots from beyond the arc.Miami shot only 38 percent and improved to 5-4 when shooting under 40 percent this season, by far the best in the league in that department. The rest of the NBA has won about 9 percent of the time when shooting that percentage or worse.“Just couldn’t make a couple plays down the stretch,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said.ADVERTISEMENT It was that kind of night for the Heat. With balanced offense, airtight defense and by completely frustrating Giannis Antetokounmpo, Miami extended its season-best winning streak to four games with a 94-87 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.“We have to be able to commit to this,” Spoelstra said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefAntetokounmpo was held to nine points on 3-for-12 shooting, the Bucks shot 37 percent and scored the 87 points — all season-lows. Milwaukee came in leading the NBA at nearly 118 points per game but scored only eight points in the first quarter, tying a franchise low for an opening period and setting a season-low for the entire NBA.Still, the Bucks clawed from 17 down to within one in the final minutes before Miami closed on a 12-6 run — fueled in part by a couple of big mid-range jumpers from Wade. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of Dion Waiters’ last appearance with the Heat. He hurt his left ankle in the first quarter of Miami’s win over Dallas on Dec. 22, 2017, had surgery a few weeks later and hasn’t played since.UP NEXTBucks: Visit New York on Christmas Day, Milwaukee’s first game on the holiday since 1977.Heat: Visit Orlando on Sunday, the 24th and likely final time Wade plays there.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. (5) goes up to shoot over Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton (24) and forward Thon Maker, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI — This is what Miami coach Erik Spoelstra means when he says he wants everyone involved.This was one play for the Heat in the final moments Saturday night: James Johnson blocked a 3-point try by Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton, the ball ricocheting to Justise Winslow, who knocked it to Josh Richardson, who tipped it to Dwyane Wade, who then tapped it forward to Richardson for a dunk.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Read More »

Olympiakos deals Rick Pitino, Panathinaikos first loss in Euroleague

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Olympiakos broke open the game late in the first half with a 10-0 run that extended its lead to 36-21. Olympiakos led by as many as 21 points and Panathinaikos could not get closer than 12.There was excitement until the end, though, as Olympiakos was seeking to erase Panathinaikos’ 13-point win (93-80) earlier in the season to have the advantage in case of an equal win-loss record. Olympiakos (10-6) is in fifth place and Panathinaikos (7-9) is 11th. The top eight teams after a 30 home-and-away regular season will advance to best-of-five playoffs, with the winners going to the Final Four, on May 17-19.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSerb center Nikola Milutinov, whom Pitino compared to former NBA greats Charles Oakley and Buck Williams after the game, had 18 points and 18 rebounds for Olympiakos, while guard Nick Calathes led Panathinaikos with 13, all in the second half.“It is only one game. There are many more,” he told the Associated Press when asked how the team would bounce back. But he also agreed “100 percent” with the assessment of veteran American forward James Gist that Panathinaikos “played hard but not smart”. “And it wasn’t just the fouls,” he said, still smarting from the ease with which Olympiakos’ players seemed to get a basket and a bonus free throw for 3-point — and, in one, case, 4-point plays, as well as a couple of “unsportsmanlike” fouls that let Olympiakos keep possession after the free throws. LATEST STORIES Panathinaikos coach Rick Pitino reacts during a Euroleague basketball match between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos in Piraeus near Athens, on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)PIRAEUS, Greece — Rick Pitino’s winning streak with Greek club Panathinaikos is over.After two straight victories in his first European coaching job, Pitino’s team was dealt a 79-65 loss on the road Friday to archrival Olympiakos in a game for the Euroleague, Europe’s premier club competition.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View commentscenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue In all, Olympiakos made 19 of 26 from the foul line, compared to only 3-for-6 for Panathinaikos.Pitino was immediately thrust into a high-pressure situation, with Panathinaikos being out of the Euroleague’s top 8 after recent setbacks. Pitino did win his opener, a Dec. 28 victory over Russian powerhouse CSKA , currently third in the standings and, two days later, had an easy victory in Greece’s domestic league. But it was his fate to next face Panathinaikos’ main domestic rival, a game taken very seriously indeed by the fans of both sides, arguably a more intense rivalry than anything he experienced with Kentucky and Louisville.The day before the game, more than 50 hardcore fans visited Panathinaikos during a training session, to urge the team to beat the hated Reds of Piraeus. The club president, Dimitris Giannakopoulos, a man known for his volatile temper, was also there to give a pep talk.A win would have immediately elevated Pitino to near demi-god status with Panathinaikos’ fans. As it is, he still has the excuse of the newcomer at a difficult stretch, but the hardest of the hardcore fans are already murmuring. Pitino’s contract only extends to the end of the season and he will probably not have to find that, in Europe, coaches are far more expendable than what he’s been used to. Larry Brown, unceremoniously fired after six months with Auxilium Torino on Dec. 27, already knows.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James out at least 1 more week with groin injurylast_img read more

Read More »

ATP Finals: Matteo Berrettini Beat Dominic Thiem to Register First Win

first_img ATP FinalsATP Tourdominic thiemMatteo Berrettini First Published: November 14, 2019, 10:04 PM IST London: Matteo Berrettini will leave the ATP Finals with a victory after beating Dominic Thiem 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Thursday.The match was essentially meaningless as Thiem had already qualified for the semifinals after winning his first two round-robin matches, while Berrettini had no chance of advancing after two losses. Thiem didn’t play anywhere near as well as in his wins over Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic but came from a break down to force a tiebreaker in the first set. However, Berrettini raced out to a 6-1 lead in the tiebreaker and converted his third set point with an ace.🇮🇹 The first Italian ever to win a singles match at the #NittoATPFinals 🇮🇹What a way to end a breakthrough season for Matteo Berrettini!🎥: @TennisTV | #NittoATPFinals pic.twitter.com/M4po4wk1M3— ATP Tour (@atptour) November 14, 2019 In the second set, the Italian broke for a 4-2 lead and served out the match at love, sealing the win with a forehand drop shot.Federer and Djokovic were set to play in the evening match – their first meeting since the Wimbledon final in July – with the winner advancing to the semifinals. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Read More »