Businesswoman robbed of raw gold, cash

first_imgA businesswoman is now left counting her losses after she was attacked and robbed of some $2.4 million worth of raw gold and cash in the vicinity of the Botanical Gardens, Regent and Vlissengen Road, Georgetown on Monday.Navita Novais, 46, left her Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD) home at about 10:00h on Monday using a taxi. According to reports, the woman had some $360,000 along with the raw gold stashed in her handbag.She travelled to Georgetown with the 23-year-old taxi driver known to her and conducted business after which she proceeded to the Gardens to meet her husband.While waiting, a gunshot was heard, and a lone gunman approached her. The shot shattered the motorcar’s windshield. The bandit demanded that the woman hand over her valuables, to with Novais complied.The perpetrator then jumped onto an awaiting motorcycle and he and his accomplice made good their escape.The matter was reported but no one has been arrested.last_img read more

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Bandits terrorise, rob Diamond shop owner

first_imgPolice on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD) are on the hunt for two males who escaped with over $500,000 in cash and jewellery after beating a 20-year-old shop owner in Diamond.Guyana Times understands that about 10:00h on Monday, the men went to the shop posing as customers and attacked the young woman, brutally assaulting her before making good their escape from the Section B, Block X, Diamond, EBD business.The young woman, Fazeena Bacchus, called “Peaches”, told this publication that she was alone when one of the men entered the shop, attached to the home, with an empty five-gallon water bottle in his hand and made a request to purchase a bottle of water.After observing that the bottle had dents, the woman said she informed the man that he had to pour the water purchased into the bottle he brought, and she handed him a funnel to do same.While he was doing that, the other suspect came into the shop and bought a drink. Upon receiving his change, he called for some cigarettes. After the shopkeeper gave him the cigarettes, the man then ordered some mints.“When I gave him the mints, the other one (who had finished throwing out the water by then) scrambled me (over the counter through the small opening) and I started screaming… He shoved me down and pulled himself inside through the hole and put the gun inside my mouth, telling me “Shut up or I gon kill yuh”. Right away I stop talk and he turn and tell the other one, “Jump in, dawg, I got she” and the other guy came in through the hole and when he reach inside (the shop), he opened the door under the counter that we used to get outside,” she related.Bacchus said that the perpetrators then took her into the house, while “pushing and tugging” her. They went straight to her bedroom, where they removed $340,000 in cash and her rings from her fingers before pushing her to the ground and running back to the shop, where they also took the day’s sales and her cellphone.Meanwhile, one of Bacchus’s neighbours who had heard her scream had gone to inform another neighbour. After escaping from the shop, the gunmen went over to the neighbour’s house and also robbed him of an undisclosed sum of cash and valuables.They also reportedly chased another neighbour further up the street while threatening to shoot him. However, he managed to evade the gunmen by hiding in a nearby yard.The two bandits then made good their escape.Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

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Steps taken to stem flow of sewage

first_img“Our concern was it was very close to a residential area,” McCauley said. “It formed a pond and just remained there.” McCauley noted that state law does not require officials to notify the county health officer of a sewage spill if the spill cannot flow into the ocean. In response, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to direct officials to pursue a change in state law to require health officer notification of all spills, including ones occurring in dry riverbeds. “One thing we are doing is sending notifications to contractors,” Fielding said. “It’s not just people working on sewer systems, but contractors who inadvertently break sewer pipes who need to report spills, too.” troy.anderson@dailynews.com (213) 974-8985160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! After auditors released the report about the spills, county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky disputed a claim that most of the incidents occurred in his district and the sewage went into the Santa Monica Bay Watershed. Yaroslavsky asked for a more detailed report, and late last month Auditor-Controller Tyler McCauley wrote that his office reviewed 241 spills of more than 1,000 gallons from January 2002 to July 2006. The report found 94 spills totaling 2.8 million gallons occurred in the Santa Monica Bay Watershed and 92 spills totaling 19 million gallons occurred in the Los Angeles River Watershed, which flows into Long Beach Harbor. Auditors found 23 spills totaling 219,400 gallons occurred in the San Gabriel Valley Watershed, three spills totalling 33,500 gallons occurred in the Antelope Valley Watershed, and five spills totaling 2 million gallons occurred in the Santa Clara Watershed. In June 2003, a 1.2 million gallon spill occurred in the dry Santa Clara riverbed within 500 feet of a neighborhood. With warmer weather drawing more beachgoers to Los Angeles County’s shores, officials said Tuesday they have taken steps to protect the public from hazardous sewage spills. The reassurance comes two months after a report found officials failed to keep records or act quickly to protect the public in more than 90 percent of 200 spills of raw sewage into the ocean and county waters since 2002. “We have made a lot of progress,” Department of Public Health Director Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding said, noting the county is setting up a regional call center to report spills for quicker cleanup. “We are developing a database we have put online for all spills of any size and are working with the Public Health Commission to develop educational materials for all operators and owners of sanitary systems to make sure they notify the health officer after any spills,” he said. last_img read more

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FIFA chief suggests Luis Suarez suspension could be cut

first_img Luis Suarez FIFA vice-president Eugenio Figueredo says he is looking into ways to reduce Luis Suarez’s ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.The former Liverpool man has not played a competitive game for Barcelona since his summer switch after being slapped with a four-month ban after biting Chiellini during the World Cup clash between Uruguay and Italy.He is set to make his comeback against Real Madrid on October 25, a day after his ban expires, but Figueredo says he is looking into altering the sentence.“When a little more time has passed we are going to look at how, politically, this punishment can be softened a little,” he told Uruguayan television station Channel 12. 1last_img

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Exclusive – David Moyes ‘not interested’ in Swansea job but ready for return to management

first_imgDavid Moyes has ruled himself out of the running for the Swansea job, but has told talkSPORT he is ready to make a swift return to management.Moyes has been strongly linked with a move to the Welsh club following Garry Monk’s sacking on Wednesday.The Scot was among bookmakers’ early favourites for the role but has now revealed he ‘is not interested’ in taking over at the Liberty Stadium.Speaking exclusively on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Moyes said: “I’m not interested in the job, I let that be known earlier in the week that it wasn’t for me.”Monk was hailed as one of the country’s best managerial prospects when he led Swansea to their highest ever league finish last season, but was axed as boss this week following a poor start to the season.The Jacks only have one win from their last 11 games, but Moyes believes the young Englishman should have been given more time to turn their fortunes around.He added: “Garry is a young manager who had a good year. He was having a sticky patch like Jose Mourinho and should have been given the chance to put it right.“But the job for managers is nearly impossible now and, because of that, I think we’ve lost the plot a wee bit over the whole situation.“Swansea have had a really good model and over the last fews years they’ve done a great job in the Premier League, but if you ask people where you would expect Swansea to finish, I think most people would say if they could even get close to the top half they’d be doing well.“It’s difficult to have stability or vision at any club. I was fortunate to have my best years early on at Everton, but I had one good year and then one bad year until we sorted it out and got stable.“I can’t see how the owners think that any manager coming in can suddenly make thing better.”The former Everton and Manchester United boss is without a club after his departure from La Liga side Real Sociedad earlier this season, but revealed he has had a number of offers both domestically and from abroad since his return from Spain and is eager to make an instant return.“When I was in Spain I was getting offered numerous jobs to come back to England,” added the 52-year-old.“And since I’ve lost my job I’ve had several offers to come back here as well as offers to go back abroad.“I want to spend Christmas at home with the family if I can, but if the right job comes up that really excites me I’m ready to go.“I’m looking for something that really excites me and gets me off my seat. I’m raring to go again.“I don’t need a rest or a break, but I want to make sure the job is the right one.”Listen to talkSPORT’s exclusive interview with David Moyes IN FULL above…last_img read more

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‘Absolute idiots’ – Liverpool fans on Twitter can’t believe Van Dijk’s FIFA 19 rating

first_imgVan Dijk 85 Otamendi 86 is criminal— Ardi (@Ard1n4t0r) September 7, 2018 1 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Otamendi is higher rated than Van dijk on Fifa 19😂— – (@RobboEsque) September 7, 2018 Still triggers me that Matic, Naldo, Ozil & Otamendi are 86 rated whilst Van Dijk & Mane are 85 rated.— 🆎 (@BallerAlisson) September 7, 2018 Latest Football News RANKED silverware Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Ottamendi is higher than van dijk 😂😂 what a trash game already— Gini Wijnaldum (@Mees_Gini) September 7, 2018 smart causal Boateng, Naldo and Benatia are higher rated than Van Dijk😂 https://t.co/mVChpTVJs7— Saif 🎪 (@saifmahmood1) September 7, 2018 As FIFA 19 highlighted in their brilliant advert about the latest ratings release, everyone disputes the scores they give.Their latest reveal, announcing the 80-61 in their top 100 ratings is no exception to that. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Otamendi higher rated than van dijk on fifa😂😂😂😂😂😂I’m done— Dylan Burke (@dylanburke581) September 7, 2018 Otamendi is rated higher than Van Dijk on Fifa pic.twitter.com/xiKSYDmKFq— YOUSSEF (@LFC_purpose) September 7, 2018 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Lol so Otamendi and Ederson are rated higher than Van Dijk and Alisson???? Lmaoooooo 😂😂😂😂😂😂— Summa Cum Laude (@DonJimmyJames) September 7, 2018 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade How is Naldo, Otamendi, Azpi all higher rated than Virgil Van Dijk you absolute idiots @EASPORTSFIFA @EAHelp— (@VintageVVD) September 7, 2018center_img BEST OF Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack How otamendi is rated higher than van dijk is an absolute joke 😂😂😂— Charlie Price (@charlieprice69) September 7, 2018 ADVICE MONEY possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Otamendi is rated higher than Van Dijk but doesn’t have 1 stat higher? #LFC pic.twitter.com/mBRjj1Fe81— The Great Wall Of Alisson (@Alissontastic) September 7, 2018 Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk in action this season. Reasons Van Dijk is better and should be higher rated :Aerial Duels won Van Dijk : 75%Otamendi : 63%Tackles wonVan Dijk : 55%Otamendi : 49%Key passes per gameVan Dijk : 0.24Otamendi : 0.17Errors leading to goalsVan Dijk : 0Otamendi : 3— alf (@DatBoyAlf_) September 7, 2018 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Liverpool fans across the globe are furious having seen Manchester City star Nicolas Otamendi is rated higher than their centre-back Virgil van Dijk.The Dutch defender has been superb since arriving at Anfield in January from Southampton but despite his form, his form was only enough to see him earn an upgrade to 85 from last season 83-rated card.It’s a welcome improvement but Reds supporters couldn’t believe it when they saw Otamendi was given an 86 rating.And the insult became worse when fans looked at the overall grades, with the Man City player better than the Liverpool star in just one category.Unsurprisingly, the offended fans took to Twitter and you can see what they said below. impact highlights Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Naldo and Otamendi higher rated than Van Dijk if Fifa?FIFA right now: pic.twitter.com/EZdBiXliEX— Luke (@LukeLFC3) September 7, 2018last_img read more

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Athletics Ireland pay tribute following passing of ‘tireless worker’ Fr John

first_imgAthletics Ireland have paid tribute to the late Fr John O’Donnell, a native of Kilmacrennan, who has died.Fr John was a real champion of athletics and was based in County Cavan since the 19990s.He was elected Vice President of Bord Luthchleas na h-Eireann at the 1975 Congress and succeeded the late Bill Coghlan as President at the Congress in Sligo five years later. He served in this position for three years and handed over the Presidency to the late Paddy McGovern in December 1983. Born in Kilmacrennan in 1938, he was ordained in 1964 and appointed to teach at St Michael’s College, Cootehill, in 1965.In 1973 he was moved to the Comprehensive School in Manorhamilton and in 1984 he became a curate in Teemore, County Fermanagh.In 1995, he became parish priest in Blacklion, County Cavan, where spent the remainder of his days.“A tireless worker in the cause of athletics he was prominent in the leadership of the Ulster Sports Council which promoted athletics in Ulster following the formation of BLE in 1967 and was involved in numerous meetings, discussions and activities in the early years leading up to total athletics unity in 2000,” an Athletics Ireland statement said.  “In Leitrim he was prominent in the setting up of the North Leitrim Club and was first Chairman of Leitrim County Board in 1974.“His abiding legacy in Manorhamilton is the all weather track at the Community School which he masterminded in the mid 1970s and with Claremorris and Lanesboro was among the first all weather tracks in Connacht. “He also played a prominent role in the Connacht Schools Athletics Association during his time in Manorhamilton. An avid fan of International Athletics he attended the ten Olympic Games between Munich in 1972 and Beijing in 2008 and was sorry to have had to miss the London Games due to ill health.“A very conscientious and hard working priest he was also prominent and indeed prime mover in many areas of social and community activities in the two parishes in which he served and he left behind him a legacy of visible achievement in both.”Fr O Donnell’s remains are reposing at his home in Blacklion (Belcoo Road) until this evening when they will be removed to St Patrick’s Church, Killinagh, Blacklion, Co Cavan at 8 00 p.m. Funeral Mass Saturday at 12 noon Athletics Ireland pay tribute following passing of ‘tireless worker’ Fr John was last modified: July 27th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Fr John O’Donnellkilmacrennanlast_img read more

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Disqualified driver arrested after testing positive for cannabis and alcohol

first_imgGardaí arrested a driver in Letterkenny this morning who was found to be disqualified and under the influence of drugs and alcohol.The detection was made in the early hours of this Thursday morning.Gardaí had stopped the vehicle before carrying out roadside tests. The driver, who was already disqualified from driving, tested positive for cannabis and failed the alcometer test. The car had no NCT and was seized.The driver was arrested and was charged to appear in court.Gardaí took to Facebook to urge motorists to think of others before they get behind the wheel of a car while under the influence: “This Season of joy could quickly turn into a Season of pain for families should this sort of driver behaviour continue on our roads. Please do not ever drive under the influence of alcohol/drugs.“Ensure that your car is roadworthy. Road conditions are set to worsen with the predictions of frost/ice. “Do not take unnecessary chances on the road. Do not risk your life or the life of others. It is the Season of good will….please have good will towards yourself and towards others you will meet on the road!”Disqualified driver arrested after testing positive for cannabis and alcohol was last modified: December 13th, 2019 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)last_img read more

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Half-time: Chelsea 1 Stoke 0

first_imgBertrand Traore’s stunning strike put Chelsea on course for victory at Stamford Bridge.Traore, playing up front because of a tendon injury to Diego Costa, turned sharply 25 yards from goal following a Nemanja Matic pass and crashed the ball in to the far corner from the edge of the box.The goal came with Chelsea well on top but Stoke had started brightly and created three good chances on the break.Thibaut Courtois made a decent save from Ibrahim Afellay’s long-range strike and Mame Diouf twice wasted good shooting positions.But Chelsea started to threaten more regularly after the half-hour mark, mainly through the recalled Willian and Eden Hazard, who is making his 200th Chelsea appearance.Willian blasted an effort narrowly wide and also saw a shot blocked after a fine run by the impressive Hazard.Manager Guus Hiddink left Cesc Fabregas on the bench, but there were recalls for John Mikel Obi, and Baba Rahman, as well as Willian.The Blues and the Potters are both chasing a fourth consecutive Premier League victory. A Chelsea win would take them above Stoke in the table and could take them up to seventh place in the table.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Baba, Ivanovic, Cahill; Matic, Mikel; Willian, Hazard, Oscar, Traore.Subs: Begovic, Miazga, Clarke-Salter, Loftus-Cheek, Fabregas, Pato. Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Panthers prevail, move on in NCS

first_imgMcKenzie Gonsalves pitched six-and-a-third perfect innings on Wednesday to lead the Panthers to a comfortable 5-0 win over visiting Kennedy High in the opening round of the North Coast Section playoffs.Gonsalves struck out 15 and was untouchable for most of the game, and only a late error and base hit kept her from completing the perfect game.“You can’t really complain about a shutout win,” said Gonsalves, sho struck out eight of the first nine batters she faced. “I felt really good out …last_img

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